Waste

Confidential waste (paper and data)

Confidential waste: paper, CDs, DVDs, and tapes, and items that contain sensitive information.

Recyclable?

Yes - the following can also be accepted alongside paper documents - staples, paper clips, lever arch files, plastic wallets containing documents, envelopes (including with windows), manilla files, rubber bands, small bulldog/spring file clips, metal/plastic bindings

No - food, polystyrene, large metal objects, electrical equipment, batteries, aerosols, chemical waste (including hazardous waste)

Uplift required?
Yes (via licensed contractor)
Cost?
Yes (bag - £4.25 per bag, console - £12.50 per uplift, data - £8.70 per bag)

Process

  1. Contact Waste Office to request confidential waste bags or to arrange installation of a console (see further information below).
  2. Bag paper separately from data e.g. CDs, DVDs and tapes.
  3. BAGS MUST NOT BE FILLED OVER THE FILL LINE. ANY BAGS FILLED OVER THIS LINE WILL NOT BE UPLIFTED.

  4. Complete Uplift Request Form and email to Waste Office (any costs will be recovered via journal). 
  5. The Waste Office will inform you when the waste will be collected by the Waste Assistants (note that for large collection the Waste Office may request that Restore Datashred collect directly from source).

Consoles

It is the responsibility of the Department to ensure that the confidential sacks are stored securely before uplift. Bags must only be used for ad-hoc collections and those regularly producing confidential waste must request a lockable console to keep your confidential waste secure whilst enabling you to store it in an accessible location. The Waste Office will review who is producing regular bags for collection, and this will determine where consoles are required to be installed. The diameter of the consoles are 850(H) X 550(W) X 400(D) mm and these hold approximately five bags worth of confidential waste, and collection frequency can vary from weekly to 12-weekly. 

Contact Waste Office for further information.

Should you need emergency access to a console contact the Waste Office, or Security (outwith office hours).