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Confidential and Secure Document Shredding Service

We offer our client's a confidential, secure document shredding and destruction service

Secure Document Shredding Service Bristol

File Centre issues to clients regular review lists of boxes or files that are due for destruction. We use extreme care and process control to ensure accuracy in this area. Once Barcoded items are verified, clients are supplied with authorisation paperwork and also have the opportunity to view the items for destruction personally. We issue destruction certificates on completion.

Have you ever had the chance to see the results when using our shredding services? You would be shocked to learn how large and legible some of the so-called ‘confidential’ shredded material can be!

If it is just 'shred' rather than 'cross-shred' - i.e. in two directions - details can often still be read. There are great variations in the industry, with many companies not conforming to even the minimum European standards for confidential document shredding and destruction: some samples obtained by us still have the full name and address details legible.

At File Centre using our shredding services, we cross-shred your material to DIN level 3, which is less than 6mm wide and 50mm long, this is intended to break up any lines of type and offers you one of the highest levels of protection when shredding your paper documents. It is the recognised European standard for confidential documents. Also not only do we offer to send you samples of shredding, but you are also welcome to see your records shredded on site.

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Once shredded, the paper is reprocessed into recycled goods, helping you to maintain your green credentials. Also, we offer two secure options for collecting material directly from your premises: consoles and wheelie bins.


  • Potentially sensitive data is kept out of the rubbish bin and away from prying eyes of staff and competitors
  • Office clutter managed in a cost-effective way
  • Rotation schedules set up convenient to your needs, or on a 'call as needed' basis

One-off / Ad hoc document shredding service

For relocations and file room clear-outs or purges. We can supply waste sacks with numbered security ties or, for large office clear-outs or in preparation to relocate, we can supply 360-litre lockable wheelie bins with a letter slot.

Scheduled document shredding service

Collections can take place once a day, once a week, fortnightly or monthly depending on your individual needs. If you require a collection in between your scheduled service all it takes is one simple email or phone call for us to come out to you and collect your paper for confidential destruction.

Secure document destruction service

If you have archiving or boxes no longer required, we can collect them from your office premises and confidentially destroy them for you, issuing a confidential destruction certificate on the completion of the process used as an ad-hoc or scheduled service.

Office paper shredding service

File Centre can provide lockable consoles for your office waste paper, keeping potentially sensitive data out of the rubbish bin and away from prying eyes of staff and competitors. Designed to fit into the office environment, they are supplied free of charge for the duration of the contract with us. A convenient rotation arranged schedule that meets your needs. The full bags are sealed when collected and exchanged for empty ones on each visit.

Household paper shredding service

We can shred all your household documents for you, securely shredding bank statements and any other documentation that may contain personal information. Order a sack supplied with a numbered seal from us, fill it up, then drop off the documents at our shredding facility. We will provide you with a replacement sack for the next time you require shredding. If you would like to watch your documents destroyed, book a time slot with us and we will be more than happy to accommodate you and your shredding.


File Centre shredding services include:

  • Audit trail
  • Certificates of destruction
  • Data protection policy incorporating Duty of Care Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act
  • Registration with Data Protection Agency and adherence to data protection policy incorporating Duty of Care DPA 7th principle
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 company
  • Recycled material where possible
  • Registered with the Environment Agency
  • Material destroyed within one working day of arrival at File Centre
  • Recorded CCTV monitoring of the perimeter, with additional coverage provided for the destruction area
  • E-receipts for collections

File Centre staff:

  • are Criminal Records Bureau vetted personnel by BS7858
  • wear a uniform and carry photographic File Centre identification
  • are restricted in the number of authorised personnel who can access the destruction facility
  • have signed Confidentiality Agreements

The material for destruction is:

  • protected from unauthorised access
  • kept in a secure caged destruction area
  • shredded to DIN level 3

File Centre vehicles:

  • are tracked in real time
  • are hard-bodied where used for the transportation of paper
  • are fitted with immobilisers, have central locking and are alarmed


Take a look at some of the other document management solutions we provide including document scanning services and data backup solutions.

Classified as confidential medium-security, this is the minimum level for disposing of highly personal documents. It is the recommended minimum level security level for sensitive business information such as customer information, accounts and marketing data, draft plans and personnel records.

This is the minimum security level for personal use to dispose of more sensitive items such as credit card and bank statements, utility bills etc. It is the minimum security level for any kind of general use in a business or company.

Only suitable for low-level personal items such as general paperwork and low-sensitivity domestic or household documents. It is not suitable for information that may contain bank account details or passwords and so on.

Many thanks for all your help with our documents and keeping me informed, so efficient and I really appreciate all your teams help.
N Butler, Tetbury
You have always dealt with all our archiving needs in a highly professional and friendly manner.  Your client support is second to none and excellent modern facilities, systems and processes provide us with the confidence that...
Having used your company for our archiving for some years, I have been especially impressed with the excellent customer care and attention to detail our requests have received. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
Forestry Commission, England
We have been using your business now for five years as a storage facility. It has always provided a high-quality function at a low cost. Whenever we have requested a file and the deadline for requests has passed the staff who will...
Milsted Langdon LLP
I’ve been meaning to message for a while to say a massive thank you to all of your staff that helped with our move from Parklands, without whom we would have never met our tight deadline! Every member was amazing but I would...
Lee & Nicky (Construction)