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About Shred-it

Shred-it is the UK’s leading information security company. We provide data protection advice and secure shredding and recycling services to organisations of all sizes in the private, public and third sectors.

Established in 1988, Shred-it was one of the first paper shredding companies in the world, and today we've grown to be a global leader, providing secure document destruction service to over 400,000 customers in 170 markets, in 18 different countries.

In 2014, Shred-it merged with Cintas Document Shredding, to create a new company that operates under the Shred-it name. We now employ more than 5,000 associates, and operate a fleet of over 2,000 trucks. Operating for over 25 years, Shred-it continues to focus on delivering solutions to meet the ongoing needs of a diverse customer base, while helping them comply with stringent privacy laws.

  • Tailored document destruction services
  • Secure destruction of hard drives and electronic media
  • Extensive healthcare, financial, insurance, government and legal sector experience
  • Security-screened personnel & strict chain-of-custody procedures

Shred-it provides security-trained employees, leading edge technology and secure equipment to protect our customers' confidential information. As the trusted choice of both small businesses and large organizations, Shred-it remains the industry leader servicing sectors including governments, healthcare facilities, universities and colleges, as well as police forces, banks and intelligence agencies.

Where We’re Going:
We will grow our global leadership position with talented Partners who deliver world class service, security and peace of mind to our customers.

What We Do:
Our passionate team of Partners provide secure destruction services to customers around the world, who value the protection of their information, their reputation and the environment.

How We Act:

  • Focus on what matters most – put safety and security first.
  • Find a way to be Helpful Experts!
  • Show respect and support for our fellow Partners.
  • Develop diverse leaders that guide and inspire.
  • Act with unwavering integrity, professionalism and a sense of competitive urgency.
  • Have fun!

We’re here to help

Shred-it's people are experts in information security. We have a range of free online tools and resources available to help you protect your business and understand the risks involved. We will even help you stay up to date with the changing information security and data protection laws in the UK.

Cross shred versus strip shred.

A security breach can have damaging effects on your business reputation. Understand the shredding process to ensure you stay secure.

Green & Secure.

Your recycling programme doesn't have to compromise business security. Learn how to go green while staying secure.

Time to Waste?

Are you wasting time and risking a data security breach by handling your document destruction in-house using an office shredder? Why outsourcing your shredding is the more secure and hassle-free alternative.

Stay Informed with Shred-it

Keep up-to-date and receive regular communication on information security and secure destruction related issues.

Call Now 0800 197 1164

About Shred-it
Shred-it specialises in providing tailored document destruction services that allow businesses to comply with legislation and ensure that the client, employee and confidential business information is kept secure at all times. Through our strict chain-of-custody processes, reliable on-time service and a global network of local service centres, Shred-it provides the most secure and efficient confidential information destruction service in the industry.

ISO Certified
Shred-it Limited has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and EN15713.
BSIA Principal Member
The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the private security industry in the United Kingdom. Shred-it has been a Principal Member of the Information Destruction Section since 2005.