WHY SHRED with highlander?

keep your private and confidential information safe.

Shredding is recognised as one of the most effective ways of disposing of confidential documents. With the introduction of GDPR, any company or individual that holds, uses or processes confidential or personal data, must dispose of it securely when it is no longer required. Failure to dispose of data and documents securely can result in significant fines for companies and can leave individuals exposed to fraud and theft.

At Highlander, our aim is to provide you with the very best service.

COST-EFFECTIVE

We will not be beaten on price - whether it is for a scheduled collection service or one-off clearance service, we guarantee to beat the price of your current shredding contractor! Our shredding collection starts from only £2 per bag.

ACCREDITED

We are certified to ISO 27001 Information Security, ISO9001 Quality Management ISO14001 Environmental Management, and are members of the UK Security Shredding Association.

ENVIRONMENTAL

We are passionate about reducing our carbon footprint. 100% of our shredded paper is recycled! We don't use onsite shredding trucks to avoid the pollution that comes with them.

INSURED

We have full insurance coverage from Employers Liability, Product Liability, Public Liability and professional indemnity insurance, all for your peace of mind!

CONVENIENT

We can provide a tailored, GDPR compliant service to suit your individual collection and shredding needs! From weekly or monthly collections to an annual clearance, we've got you covered.

PROFESSIONAL

Our uniformed staff are security vetted and receive industry-leading training. Identification badges are always worn, during collections and within our secure shredding facility in East Kilbride.

EXPERIENCED

A private family-run company. Our management team has over 100 years of experience in paper recycling and shredding.

ASSURED

All our secure vehicles are fitted with GPS trackers. We know where your confidential material is at all times from collection until it arrives at our CCTV monitored shredding facility for destruction.

To find out more, check out our Security Shredding Video and our Security Shredding Brochure.

Data Protection Act – Does It Affect You?

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people (Click here for more information). It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK and in essence, controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’.

They must make sure the information is:

Accurate
Kept safe and secure
Used fairly and lawfully
Used for limited, specifically stated purposes
Kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
Handled according to people’s data protection rights
Used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
Not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

While there is no law per se that states that confidential waste paper must be shredded, it is generally accepted that security shredding is the safest, securest and most environmentally friendly method of disposing of your confidential documents per the requirements of the DPA, which covers the stipulation of keeping your data “Safe and secure”.