Better Bankside is still offering free Confidential Waste Recycling to the first 50 businesses that apply to use the service. Currently there are over 30 businesses recycling their confidential waste and 0.8 tonnes of secure paper have been collected and treated to date.
The businesses wanting to use the service are offered ten free recycling sacks, each capable of holding 25kgs of waste paper. The use of sacks is monitored by First Mile to see how well the service is used. Once the ten sacks are used a charge of £3.50 per sack is made.
First Mile’s Customer Service team may ring businesses using the service to ask how well it met your requirements.
The collection and destruction process is outlined below:-
Sacks - The sacks accept 25kg and are lined with a black inside layer. This means that you cannot view the material through them. Each sack is provided with a uniquely numbered tag to secure it. This allows each sack to be tracked from collection to shredding.
Collection - The driver will collect from inside the office. Once a sack is filled the customer can let First Mile know and a driver will collect next day from the office floor to ensure the documents are always in secure hands.
Shredding - The paper is taken to a secure facility in East London where it is shredded to BSEN: 15713 standards. Once shredded paper is baled it sent for recycling.
Compliance - Once destroyed a certificate of secure destruction will be produced and sent to the business that generated the material. This shows that the material has been destroyed confidentially.
We're also piloting a free electrical waste recycling service (WEEE) - find more details here.