Business Waste

Secure Shredding

First Mile is an accredited security shredding and data destruction specialist, providing a range of confidential destruction and data erasure services. Our secure shredding services are competitively priced, sustainable and come with end-to-end tracking to guarantee complete security and fraud prevention.

  • 100% GDPR Compliant
  • CCTV monitored and GPS–tracked vehicles
  • Collections by DBS–checked operatives
  • QR barcode scanning
  • Certificate of destruction
  • Secure, monitored facility
Secure Paper Shredding

Our secure paper shredding and document shredding services are 100% GDPR compliant. It includes QR barcode scanning & tracking and collections by DBS-checked operatives in CCTV monitored and GPS-tracked low emission vehicles.

Confidential documents are shredded within 24 hours by our industrial paper shredder located at our BS15713-accredited facility and you receive a certificate of destruction.
Secure IT Asset Disposal and Data Shredding

Our secure IT asset disposal services are in line with GDPR and WEEE specifications and include the option for data wiping or data shredding. QR code scanning and secure transfer from your premises to our accredited facility ensure the highest security standards are met.
Following the safe destruction of data, you will receive a certificate of destruction after we've completed our secure shredding services.

Secure Shredding FAQs

How experienced are First Mile with secure shredding?

First Mile is one of the leading confidential shredding companies in the UK. At First Mile we offer flexible and reliable removals across all our secure shredding, confidential paper and data disposal, recycling and IT asset disposal services.

With our experience in the waste management industry, we can ensure that all of your confidential data is safely disposed of.

Our services ensure confidential data and Confidential Paper Recycling is secure throughout the full document shredding service from the waste collection to disposal.

How do we maintain sustainability during our secure shredding process?

To maximise sustainability throughout the secure shredding process, all our confidential shredding sacks are made of recycled plastic and, once used, they are shredded and made into new sacks.

First Mile also offers paper recycling for regular paper too as well as a variety of business waste disposal services.

What's more, our BS EN 15713 accredited facility we use during security shredding runs on 100% renewable electricity.

Who can access First Mile’s secure and confidential shredding services?

First Mile provides secure and confidential shredding services to offices and homes, with the goal of ensuring peace of mind throughout the confidential shredding service.

We specialise in helping businesses and households dispose of their sensitive personal information with ease during the confidential shredding process, with no worry that this information could be later retrieved.

What can we securely shred at First Mile?

Whether it's one bag of confidential documents or an office full of IT equipment, our secure shredding, data-wiping and WEEE collection services can take care of your document shredding.

From big office-wide shredding solutions to disposing a few confidential documents from your home, we can take care of your shredding needs.

If you have any questions about our recycling and confidential shredding services in London and the UK, our Customer Success Team is at the ready 24/7.

How can I ensure that my IT data is successfully wiped?

For all our data destruction services, we will provide you with a certificate of destruction. This not only puts your mind at ease, but provides you with proof that your waste has been properly disposed of.

We use Blancco, a leading data sanitation platform, to ensure that your devices such as hard drives, laptops and mobile phones have been completely wiped and all sensitive information has been deleted.

Our IT asset disposal services are GDPR compliant.


We're here to change the face of commercial waste with a customer-focused service that prioritises the environment.

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