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Why Should I Shred My Documents?

Written by on June 12, 2014

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It’s a question all businesses should ask themselves


While we all know how important it is to shred our confidential documents… it quite often gets put to the bottom of the to do list.

All businesses face the risk of information falling into the wrong hands and with identity theft being an ever constant threat it’s important there is as little chance for this to happen as possible. Whether that threat is to you, your staff or your customers!

The list of paperwork that can be shredded is almost endless – Invoices for example are confidential, which let’s be honest probably isn’t news to you; but those scraps of paper you use to scribble down a telephone number…they’re confidential too…

There are so many rules and regulations surrounding the proper disposal of confidential documents it can be difficult to keep up! So to be able to prove you’ve shredded everything in accordance with these rules is of the utmost importance. We provide you with a certificate of destruction to prove you’ve shredded everything properly so you can show off to anyone who’ll listen that you’re doing everything by the book and that you’re helping look after the environment one tree at a time!

Which brings me to my next point – recycling! Everybody wants to have a positive impact on the environment whether personally or as a company and shredding and recycling your documents is a very positive step in the right direction.

When you recycle:

  •  74% less air pollution is generated
  •  35% less water pollution is generated
  • 58% less water is required
  •  64% less energy is required
  •  One ton of high-grade recyclable paper can substitute for approximately 3 tons of wood in making new paper products.

Everything we shred here at McCarthy’s is recycled and so far we’ve saved about 28,800 trees!

The most important thing though is to keep your data secure and to make sure you take care of your customers’ information as carefully as you would your own. With both on & off site shredding available here at McCarthy’s you can be sure that the information you entrust to us is shredded securely, quickly and professionally.

So don’t put it to the bottom of your list this week and find out how easy it is to get a quote today by calling our friendly team on 0113-2624000!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 Stars
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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


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Harrogate HG1 2BS

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01924 663 555
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    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
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    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
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    Water lane
    YO30 6PQ

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    01904 238 333

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    Email York

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    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00