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Guide 2023 – on how to recycle confidential materials

By 28 August 2023No Comments

Privacy Paper Recycling with Smart Recycling. We ensure that your confidential documents and sensitive papers are securely destroyed.

What Privacy Paper Recycling Entails

Privacy Paper Recycling with Smart Recycling. We make sure that your confidential documents and sensitive papers are securely destroyed. We have extensive experience in recycling confidential documents and other materials containing sensitive information, such as quotes, invoices, payroll documents, and more.

Service is important to our customers and to us. We want you, as a customer, to feel secure, especially when you engage us for privacy paper recycling. All our containers are locked to prevent unauthorized access to the documents meant for recycling. At Smart Recycling, we have been entrusted to handle confidential documents from some of Sweden’s largest companies, and we are more than happy to do the same for your company. Contact us today, and we will tell you more about how your privacy papers can be destroyed!

Secure Way to Dispose of Privacy Material

Paper is one of the materials we excel at recycling in Sweden, with over 80% being recycled. Most of it goes into the production of corrugated cardboard, packaging boxes, newspapers, and hygiene paper, but almost all paper products can be made from recycled paper.

Privacy papers are collected in locked and traceable containers and transported by security-classified personnel to our own destruction facility. The entire process can be tracked in eSmart, where destruction certificates can also be downloaded. The residual product goes for recycling.

Why Choose Smart Recycling?

We don’t apply hidden fees.

We have all necessary permits.

You get secure destruction of privacy papers and electronics.

You get high-service recycling.

Read more about Smartrecycling here!

Guide on how to recycle confidential materials like paper, hard drives, and computers in a secure and environmentally responsible manner:

1. Assess What Needs to be Recycled:

Identify the specific confidential materials you need to recycle, such as paper documents, hard drives, and computers. Separate them from non-confidential items.

2. Privacy Considerations:

Before recycling any confidential materials, ensure that all sensitive information is properly removed or destroyed. Shred paper documents containing sensitive information and securely wipe or destroy data on hard drives and computers.

3. Paper Recycling:

For confidential paper documents, follow these steps:

  • Use a professional shredding service: Hire a reliable shredding service that specializes in secure document destruction. They can provide locked containers for collection and ensure secure shredding.
  • On-site shredding: Some services offer on-site shredding where you can witness the destruction process.
  • Certificate of destruction: Always request a certificate of destruction for your records.

4. Hard Drive and Electronics Recycling:

Recycling electronic devices like hard drives and computers requires careful handling of data and hazardous components. Follow these steps:

  • Data wiping: Use specialized data wiping software to securely erase all data from hard drives and computers. Alternatively, physically destroy hard drives using a hard drive shredder or disintegration equipment.
  • Find an e-waste recycling facility: Look for certified e-waste recycling centers in your area. These facilities are equipped to handle electronics in an environmentally friendly manner.
  • Check certifications: Ensure the recycling facility holds relevant certifications for handling e-waste, such as R2 or e-Stewards.

5. Choose Certified Recycling Services:

Select reputable recycling services that prioritize data security and environmental responsibility. Look for certifications like NAID AAA for paper shredding and R2 or e-Stewards for electronics recycling.

6. Secure Transportation:

When transporting confidential materials to recycling facilities, use secure containers or vehicles to prevent unauthorized access.

7. Documentation:

Maintain records of the materials you’re recycling, the chosen recycling services, and certificates of destruction or recycling.

8. Corporate Recycling Policies:

For businesses, develop a clear recycling policy for confidential materials. Train employees on the proper procedures for disposing of sensitive documents and electronics.

9. Digital Alternatives:

Consider digitizing sensitive documents and storing them securely on encrypted servers. This reduces the need for physical document storage and disposal.

10. Stay Informed:

Keep up to date with changing regulations and best practices for confidential material recycling to ensure compliance and security.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your confidential materials are recycled securely, protecting sensitive information while contributing to responsible waste management practices.