WHY SHRED with highlander?

a division of highlander international recycling

With the introduction of GDPR, if you are a company, organisation or individual that holds, uses or processes confidential or personal data, there is a statutory requirement for the disposal of such data – usually in paper form – to be performed in a professional, diligent and environmentally friendly fashion.


We will not be beaten on price- whether it is for an ongoing or one-off clearance service, we guarantee to beat the price of your current shredding contractor! Our shredding bag collection starts from £2 per bag!


We are accredited to ISO9001 (incorporating EN15713), ISO14001, ISO 27001, ISO45001 and UKSSA audited incorporating employee background checks to BS7858 and fully registered with SEPA.


We provide a local dedicated, GDPR compliant service - no far flung call centres with Highlander now or ever - we know you personally by name and not account number!


We have full insurance coverage from Employers Liability, Product Liability, Public Liability and professional indemnity insurance, all for your peace of mind!


We take your confidential waste to our professionally managed off-site destruction centre and shred to EN15713 standards - this avoids the need for noisy, polluting, onsite shredding trucks whilst remaining GDPR compliant.


We will not be beaten on service - We operate 19 collection vehicles collecting from thousands of different containers, meaning we can provide a tailored, GDPR compliant service to suit your individual collection and shredding needs!


All shredded paper is recycled to EN643 standards to manufacture new paper products!


Our "More destructive than a Great White" and "Don't let your documents come back to bite you!" work concepts and cultures are the envy of our industry in terms of innovation and secure operations!


Our staff are vetted, uniformed, fully trained and wear ID badges at all times both during collections and within our secure shredding facility in East Kilbride.


Our management team have over 100 years experience in the paper recycling and shredding industry - unrivalled in the Scottish paper shredding market!​


Our vehicles are fully GPS tracked so we know where your material is at all times and our shredding facility is fully CCTV monitored for extra security.​


We are a privately owned, local company with over 100 years of combined experience in both security shredding and paper recycling - we guarantee our service will be GDPR compliant, personal and genuine at all times!​

To find out more, check out our Security Shredding Video and our Security Shredding Brochure.

Data Protection Act – Does It Affect You?

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people (Click here for more information). It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK and in essence, controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’.

They must make sure the information is:

Kept safe and secure
Used fairly and lawfully
Used for limited, specifically stated purposes
Kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
Handled according to people’s data protection rights
Used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
Not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

While there is no law per se that states that confidential waste paper must be shredded, it is generally accepted that security shredding is the safest, securest and most environmentally friendly method of disposing of your confidential documents per the requirements of the DPA, which covers the stipulation of keeping your data “Safe and secure”.