Confidential waste collection

About our service

There are dedicated confidential waste boxes across the University. You must dispose of day-to-day confidential waste through these secure confidential waste boxes. These are positioned across University buildings. Managers and Supervisors will advise of locations.

  • Confidential waste is collected from the designated locations on a monthly schedule by the appointed confidential waste supplier.
  • The confidential waste supplier will securely remove the waste, in line with secure chain of custody arrangements and provide a certificate of destruction for each collection once offsite destruction has been completed.
  • CDs, floppy disks, audio and videotapes that need to be disposed of as confidential should not be placed into confidential waste consoles but be bagged up separately and securely from paper waste. Please log a helpdesk request via the Estates and Facilities Management helpdesk for uplift of these types of waste.
  • Please remove documents from folders, plastic and paper wallets, box files, poly pockets, paper clips, treasury tags before being sent for destruction.
  • Small amounts of very sensitive information may be shredded at department level.

You can log a helpdesk ticket on Invida.

For further information about our confidential waste service, please see our Confidential Waste Collection Policy (PDF, 236KB).