Management and handling of confidential waste is an important issue for many businesses. Client payment details, addresses and other information, as well as staff NI numbers and details have to be destroyed in a secure way, in order to guarantee that this information cannot fall into the wrong hands.
Businesses, whether that is a small freelance company, a government body or a multinational corporation, all need to ensure that their waste is disposed of effectively.
In order to handle this form of waste correctly, companies will need to have waste sacks that fulfill their confidentiality requirements.
Confidential Waste Disposal
Businesses will often have links to companies who can help them to dispose of waste, whether it is standard recycling or confidential waste. These companies will be able to supply the business in question with appropriate sacks that allow them to collect confidential data and keep it in a single, safe location. They can also supply other forms of lockable structures that will be useful to companies with extremely confidential details, such as government departments and council contractors. This means that there are plenty of options available to businesses which will allow them to preserve their documents in a secure way.
When using confidential waste sacks, it is important for businesses to be able to identify several important issues. Firstly, the sacks themselves must be colours, and not see-through, so that information inside the sacks cannot be retained. Some choose to have plastic or nylon bags which are reusable, while others choose to have paper bags that can be disposed of along with the sack, meaning that there is no need to open the sack after it has been closed. The business should also make sure that the sack is not excessively filled. Most disposal businesses will recommend that the sacks are filled to no more than three-quarters full.