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FAQ: What is a shredding console and what are the benefits?

A console is a lockable, confidential paper disposal container and is a secure and efficient alternative to using office shredders. Consoles, also called receptacles or containers, are supplied free on loan as they are an integral part of a secure regular shredding service.  Each console safely holds up to 40kg of papers (approx 3 archive boxes worth of paper). Read on to find out more.



 One of our office shredding consoles. Confidential paper

is posted through the top slop, and it cannot be retrieved.


Our consoles are stylish, freestanding cabinets with a lockable door.  The letterbox opening allows for the easy disposal of unwanted papers and documents and the baffle plate inside means nothing can be retreived.  We do provide an authorised person with a key so in the event papers are mistakenly deposited they can be retrieved.  

The consoles are available in a variety of colours and sizes to suit your workplace decor (for more console details click here).


The consoles are supplied free on loan as part of our secure data detruction programme.  It is a fact that 85% of data breaches occur within an organisation and the ability for staff to safely dispose of unwanted papers and documents reduces the chance of security breaches.  
Consoles ensure unwanted documents and papers can be easily instantly disposed of which means:
  • commercially sensitive information is not left exposed around the workplace 
  • documents no longer required are not needlessly filed - unecessary archiving wastes time & space
  • clear desk policies are more enforcable which keeps the workplace tidy and productive
  • effort is not wasted removing paperclips and bindings required when using office shredders
  • staff do not spend their valuable time shredding papers.



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With the increased need for data destruction we can provide consoles that securely hold both documents and data (tapes, discs, USBs, hardrives). With our modern shred trucks we can shred on-site both documents and data during the same visit with our separate shredders. Find out more about what is a dual console here
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