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Document Shredding Services

Our Document Shredding Services offer a secure and efficient method for disposing of sensitive and confidential paper documents. With our professional shredding procedures, we guarantee the total destruction of your data, safeguarding it against unauthorised access and ensuring your privacy is protected.

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Nationwide Shredding Services Secure Your Privacy with Our Expert Shredding Services

In today’s information-driven world, the importance of securely disposing of confidential documents cannot be overstated.  We employ a stringent shredding process that ensures every piece of paper, every document, is reduced to an unrecoverable state, thereby protecting your sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.

Whether you’re a small business, a large corporation, or an individual with sensitive documents, our service is tailored to meet your specific requirements, offering a secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible solution to your document destruction needs.

ISO 27001: Information Security – Guaranteeing the secure handling of confidential information
ISO 14001: Environmental Management System – Demonstrating our dedication to environmental stewardship
BSIA 15713: Destruction of Confidential Material – Our commitment to secure and responsible shredding

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Our Comprehensive Shredding Services

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Scan and Shred

Embrace digital transformation with our Scan and Shred service, designed for clients aiming to optimise office space and reduce the costs associated with physical document storage. Our state-of-the-art document scanning service allows for efficient digitisation, enabling easy digital access while eliminating the need for physical storage. Following the scanning process, we offer secure shredding of the original documents, adhering to BS EN 15713 standards, ensuring complete destruction of sensitive information.

Standalone Shredding

Ideal for businesses undergoing an office clear-out or relocation, our Standalone Shredding service provides a seamless solution for the disposal of unwanted paper documents. We offer flexible collection options tailored to your needs, ensuring a hassle-free process. Our experienced team guarantees the secure handling and shredding of your confidential documents, offering peace of mind and a commitment to efficiency and security.


Regular Shredding

Our scheduled collection service ensures your documents are disposed of regularly, with options for monthly or quarterly pickups. Tailored to your specific needs, this service includes the provision of shredding consoles, bags, or boxes for secure document storage until collection. Post-collection, documents are shredded and recycled to the highest standards, with a certificate of destruction provided for your records.

Mobile Shredding

For those requiring the highest level of security, our Mobile Shredding service offers the ultimate peace of mind. Documents are shredded on-site, allowing you to witness the destruction of sensitive information first-hand. Suitable for both one-off and regular needs, this service features state-of-the-art mobile shredding equipment, ensuring efficient and secure document disposal.

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Tailored Document Destruction Onsite & Offsite Shredding Services

Offsite Shredding Services

Our Offsite Shredding Services provide a convenient and secure way to dispose of your confidential documents without interrupting your daily operations. We collect your paper documents and transport them to our secure facility, where they are shredded in compliance with the highest security standards. This service is perfect for businesses looking for a cost-effective, hands-off solution to document destruction, ensuring complete confidentiality and peace of mind with a certificate of destruction for every job.

Onsite Shredding Services

With our Onsite Shredding Services, enjoy the utmost security and transparency by having your documents shredded directly at your premises. This service allows you to witness the destruction process, offering immediate assurance that your sensitive information is handled properly. Ideal for organisations requiring the highest level of security, our state-of-the-art mobile shredding units come to you, providing a seamless and efficient way to protect your data, with each service backed by a certificate of destruction.

Paper Shredding Services

Our Paper Shredding Services ensure the secure destruction of your confidential documents, from office papers to sensitive financial records. Leveraging advanced shredding processes, we guarantee a thorough destruction process that complies with the highest security standards. Our service is designed to provide peace of mind, knowing that your paper-based information is disposed of securely, efficiently, and in an environmentally responsible manner.

This includes the shredding of a wide variety of documents such as:

  • General Office Documents
  • Financial Records
  • Medical Records
  • Documentation from Local Authorities
  • Office Files, Folders, and Cardboard Boxes
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Microfiche Shredding Services

Microfiche Shredding Services at Pearl Scan offer a specialised solution for the disposal of your microfiche and microfilm materials. Understanding the unique challenges associated with destroying this type of media, we apply precise shredding methods to ensure complete data obliteration.

Our services are tailored to protect the confidentiality of your archived information, providing a secure end-of-life solution for microfiche and microfilm, essential for protecting historical data and sensitive information in compliance with data protection standards.

This includes the shredding of a wide variety of microfilm and microfiche such as:

  • 16mm, 35mm, COMBI Microfiche
  • 16mm and 35mm Roll of Microfilms
  • Photographic Slides and Negatives
  • Medical and NDT industrial Xrays
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Media Shredding Services

Our Media Shredding Services are designed to securely destroy all forms of electronic media, including CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and hard drives. In an era where digital data breaches are a significant risk, our state-of-the-art shredding technology ensures that your electronic media is completely destroyed, making data recovery impossible.

We provide a secure chain of custody from collection to destruction, offering you the utmost confidence in our process.

Choose our media shredding services for a comprehensive solution to protect your digital information from unauthorised access and ensure compliance with data protection laws.

Eco-Friendly Shredding and Recycling The Sustainable Choice for Secure Document Disposal

Our commitment to the planet is at the heart of our shredding services. Adhering to the BS EN ISO 14001 environmental management standards, we ensure that our document destruction process not only secures your sensitive information but also protects the environment.

Our green document shredding service skilfully balances secure data destruction with environmental stewardship. Recognising the potential environmental impact of paper waste, our approach is designed to significantly reduce waste and promote recycling, thus minimising our ecological footprint.

Our commitment to excellence and sustainability is further underscored by our adherence to internationally recognised standards.


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Fast turnaround

Depending on your location, documents can be collected and shredded within 24 hours.

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Data protection

All our staff members are fully vetted to DBS, have signed a secrecy act and follow GDPR standards.



All paper and plastic based material is recycled adhering to The Recycling Association standards.

Document Shredding - FAQs

We use advanced, industrial-grade shredding machines to securely destroy your paper documents. Our process ensures that your documents are shredded into very small pieces, making reconstruction impossible.

Yes, we offer a convenient nationwide pick-up service for your documents. Our secure collection process is designed to suit your schedule, ensuring a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Absolutely! After your documents have been securely shredded, we provide a Certificate of Destruction as proof of the service. This certificate confirms that your documents have been destroyed in compliance with relevant laws and standards, offering you peace of mind and serving as an important document for your records.

We ensure data security and confidentiality with strict protocols, secure transport, and monitored shredding. Our facilities are safeguarded with surveillance and controlled access, guaranteeing the safe and private destruction of your documents.