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If your business needs to dispose of confidential or sensitive waste, you'll need a waste strategy that disposes of your waste in a manner that complies with the Data Protection Act. So speak to the friendly team at BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd and enquire about our professional waste management service for confidential waste disposal.

Firstly - What Classifies As Confidential Waste?

The term confidential waste describes waste paperwork, files and documents that contain information about customers, clients, supplies, employees etc.etc.

The Importance Of Professional Confidential Waste Disposal

It is very important that your business disposes of any confidential and sensitive materials in a manner that complies with all relevant legal requirements. Failure to dispose of sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner can have some very serious consequences.

What Are The Risks Associated With Incorrect Disposal Of Sensitive Information?

If incorrectly disposed of, sensitive information can be stolen; which could potentially result in some catastrophic outcomes. If confidential waste is not disposed of in a secure manner, it could result in the abuse of sensitive data, which could lead to identity fraud, fake credit card transactions or even physical abuse.

In order to combat these risks, some businesses consider enforcing a waste strategy that is sometimes referred to as a 'shred all policy. However, opting for a 'shred all'policy where every item of information is shredded can have disadvantages.Firstly it can be very time consuming to shred every single business document,secondly it might not be a cost effective solution.

The Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection act exists as a set of rules for Data Users and how they store, use and dispose of information about people (also known as Data Providers).

It states that information can only be used “for limited and specifically stated purposes",must be “kept safe and secure" and cannot be kept for longer than is absolutely necessary.

Additionally, there are stronger legal protections for pieces of more sensitive information. This would include things such as ethnic/religious background, criminal records,political opinion and health. [Source]

What Happens If You do Not Comply With The Data Protection Act?

If your business fails to comply with the data protection act, it could result in some very serious consequences.

The ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) takes non-compliance very seriously and can fine businesses up to £500,000 for non-compliance. However, even stricter punishments are possible. As such, it is very important that your business disposes of confidential and sensitive information in a manner that complies with all relevant legislation.

So What Is The Solution?

If you're searching for a waste solution to manage the confidential and sensitive waste that is produced by your business, speak to a reputable waste management business that understands the legislative requirements associated with the disposal of confidential and sensitive waste and enquire about a professional confidential waste disposal service that is both convenient and compliant with all relevant legislation.

The penalties for non-compliance are very serious, however many people find legislation difficult and confusing to understand. So how can you protect both your business and the data providers? The answer lies in a professional waste disposal service specifically designed to dispose of sensitive information.

With a confidential waste disposal service from the BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd team, you can relax and enjoy peace of mind in the knowledge that your confidential waste is being disposed of in a responsible and legally compliant manner.

A Professional Confidential Waste Disposal Service From BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd

Professional waste disposal is very important for items of sensitive waste. There are numerous different risks associated with the incorrect disposal of confidential waste.

If your business is searching for a waste solution to provide a secure waste disposal service for items of sensitive and confidential waste, give the BKP Ltd team a call today on 0800 376 5004 and enquire about our professional waste solutions for the disposal of sensitive and confidential waste.

Why Should You Choose A Waste Solution From BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd?

At BKP Waste &Recycling Ltd, we take the security risks associated with confidential and sensitive waste very seriously.

As such, once the items of confidential and sensitive waste have been shredded and securely destroyed, our friendly and dedicated team of waste disposal professionals will provide your business with a certificate of destruction; verifying that your items of confidential waste have been handled and destroyed in the correct manner.

Only Choose A Reputable And Licensed Waste Management Business

When searching for a waste disposal and recycling company, it is very important that only choose are reputable waste management business that is a licensed waste carrier.

If you would like to view BKP Ltd's waste carrier licence you can do so by visiting the BKP INFORMATION page which is accessible through the about us section. However, you can also use the Environment Agency's website to discover if a business is licensed or not.

For example, if you visit the Environment Agency's website and search for “BKP Waste &Recycling Ltd", you will discover that we are a licensed as a Carrier,Broker, Dealer - Upper Tier.

Also, if you are interested in learning more about the waste services that we have previously carried out, you can do so by either visiting our testimonials page or case studies page, both of which are available at the top of this page.

Contact The BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd Team Today!

If you are interested in a professional waste solution to dispose of confidential waste,please give the BKP Ltd team a call on 0800 376 5004.

Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns regarding our waste management solutions, please don't hesitate to contact us using the number above. However, if you would prefer to reach out to our friendly and dedicated team using the internet, you can do so using the methods below.

You can reach out to our team by:

  • Sending an email to
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