Confidential Waste Disposal and Recycling
All confidential waste sent for secure shredding is recycled into tissue / toilet paper and cardboard locally. All of our confidential paper waste is processed at a local mill in the North East and is made back into a tissue paper. All of the leading brands of tissue use this waste in their tissue paper and so you might well meet our confidential waste again...somewhere down the line.
What is confidential waste?
Confidential waste is collected by Riverdale plc and processed on Team valley, Gateshead. A certificate of destruction is supplied to and retained by Building Facilities for all confidential waste that has been processed.
Please check that the waste you are disposing of is confidential. For guidance on this please refer to the relevant Records Management web page. Any non-confidential waste should be disposed of via the existing paper recycling service.
Arranging disposal of confidential waste
120 Litre Wheelie Bins
We can provide a large (120 litre) secure container if you are disposing of large amounts of confidential waste, either as a one off or as a permanent facility.
Please fill out the form here for more info and to make an order: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=1047
When the bins are full please arrange to get them put into the foyer/reception using a porters request.
Please put a copy of this poster on or near the confidential waste bin to act as a reminder for users of what can go in them.
If you are disposing of small amounts of confidential waste over a long period, sacks are available. You can only order a maximum of 50 sacks. If you require any more than 50 bags then you should use the wheelie bins system detailed above.
To order, please
- Fill out an internal purchase requisition
- Email scan or fax to firstname.lastname@example.org 0191 222 5700 . MUST have a signature.
- Confidential waste bags will then be delivered in the following days
- Please only fill bags with confidential waste to the line specified
- Fill out a porter request from to get the bags collected: https://apps.ncl.ac.uk/esshelpdesk/
Confidential waste sacks are available to purchase at £1.80 each. Eg 20 bags = £36
Each sack is supplied with a security tag to seal the bag once it is full. Please be aware that sacks should not weigh more than 18Kg. Even though they have a marked 'fill line' they can very quickly become heavy before reaching this line. As a guide, 15Kg is the weight of a standard box of A4 paper.
Our porters collect 100s of these bags each week, so although 15Kg does not sound very much in one go. When you carry many in one day it adds up. Overweight sacks will not be collected. The producer will be required to decant some of the material into additional sacks and will be charged accordingly.
Once confidential waste bags have been filled request a collection by the portering team by completing the Porter Request form.Please do not leave sacks in corridors or outside
Already shredded your confidential waste?
If your confidential paper waste has already been shredded it does not need to be disposed of in the confidential waste sacks. Instead please use the standard paper recycling bins or give full bags to your cleaner. You can get additional plastic liners from you cleaner also.