What is WEEE recycling and how does it benefit the environment?

WEEE recycling stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, a European directive which aims to reduce the amount of e-waste that ends up in landfill. It relates to end-of-life electronic equipment and covers virtually anything with a plug or battery. WEEE items must be disposed of in a way that does not harm the environment.

Why is WEEE recycling needed?

Technology is advancing at an astonishing rate: many of the electrical items being manufactured today are less durable than they used to be and gadgets such as mobiles and tablets quickly become obsolete when newer, slicker models become available. As a result, more products are being tossed out to landfill, with a staggering impact on the environment.

Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by UK households and companies. Many of these items contain hazardous materials such as mercury and lead which when disposed of without the correct waste processes can pollute the air, ground and surface water, creating potential health risks.

What are the environmental benefits of WEEE?

Under the WEEE directive, any company that manufactures, imports, distributes or disposes of electronic goods must deal with end-of-life products using the correct procedures, resulting in some key benefits for the environment:

  • correctly disposing of WEEE items reduces the burden on landfill, meaning fewer harmful chemicals are emitted into the atmosphere
  • recycling e-waste reduces the need to manufacture new products, limiting greenhouse gas emissions

SDR’s commitment to WEEE

As one of the UK’s leading recyclers of redundant IT equipment, SDR offers a wide range of WEEE-compliant recycling and destruction options for your business.

Our end-to-end service includes the secure collection of IT equipment and disposal of all data. By choosing to work with SDR, you can be confident that your IT equipment will be recycled securely, ethically and with minimal environmental impact.

Ready to reduce your carbon footprint?

SDR will take the hassle out of managing your recycling responsibilities. Contact us today to discuss how our collection and recycling services will make your business processes safer for the environment.

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Data Protection Day 2019: keeping your company’s data safe

In this digital era, millions of people are unaware of how their personal information is being used, collected or shared.

Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019 is an annual event led by the National Cyber Security Alliance to promote data protection best practice. It aims to educate individuals and businesses on how to protect their data and better control their digital footprint.

To celebrate Data Protection Day 2019 and promote the importance of good data management, we’ve outlined 6 key ways to keep your company safe from data theft.

6 ways to keep your company’s data safe


1. Locate your data

Businesses typically store their data in multiple locations: on servers; on cloud hosting; on personal devices such as computers, laptops or smartphones; or through email, wifi and other transmissions.

Knowing how your data is collected and where it resides is essential to keeping it safe. Create a data inventory to help you manage your data processing tasks and identify any potential security risks with the way you collect, process, share and store data.

2. Protect your physical data

Despite living in a digital age, physical data shouldn’t be treated any differently to electronic data. Paper documents and printed files left on desks or stored in unlocked cupboards provide a rich hunting ground for thieves looking to steal your information.

Lock essential files in a safe location or hire a professional archiving and document management company to oversee the secure storage and retrieval of your files.

Any redundant papers that you no longer need should be destroyed. A professional document shredding service can facilitate this process by securely destroying your paper and removing it from your premises to be recycled.

3. Create a data safe culture

Educate your employees on your IT security policy and reiterate the risks involved in their online transactions and daily handling of data. Make them aware of the latest fraud and phising scams, the dangers of clicking on suspicious links in unsolicited emails and the importance of locking their computer screen when they leave the room.

The education process needn’t be expensive and can be seamlessly integrated into your staff induction scheme. You can also provide ad-hoc or regular updates if there are any new or sufficiently menacing threats staff need to be made aware of.

4. Manage your passwords

According to a recent study by CompTIA , human error accounts for 52% of the root causes of security breaches, with many of the errors relating to poor password management.

Remind employees to update their passwords regularly. Ideally they should follow these guidelines for successful password management:

  • Passwords should contain at least 8 characters
  • Use upper case and lower case
  • Use numbers and symbols
  • Don’t include personal details (e.g. child or partner’s name, birthdays, the street you live in)
  • Use different passwords for each of your online accounts

Consider using a password management system to generate random and robust passwords which are stored in encrypted format, making them extremely difficult for hackers to access.

5. Update your software

Every piece of software used in the day-to-day running of your business should be updated with the latest security patches. Enable auto-updates on your anti-virus software so the updating process is seamless and hassle-free. These measure will help to protect your data and computers from the latest viruses and scams.

6. Recycle your old IT equipment

When you replace old IT equipment, don’t stockpile the redundant items in your store cupboard or leave them lying around the office, providing thieves with easy access to your data.

Hire a professional computer shredding service to destroy your equipment, or recycle your items so they can be reused elsewhere. An IT recycling company will remove all sensitive data from your old equipment before it is recycled, giving you peace of mind your data has been securely and safely destroyed.

Don’t get caught out this Data Protection Day! SDR can help to keep your company’s data secure with our document shredding and IT recycling service. We cater for all sizes of company, from small businesses and corporate organisations to the education and health sectors. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Going green: SDR light the way with new LED warehouse lighting

At Secure Data Recycling we take our environmental responsibilities seriously. We make it our business to advocate the recycling of IT equipment and paper waste amongst UK businesses and organisations. Keen to practise what we preach, we recently replaced all the lighting in our warehouse with energy efficient, cost-saving LED bulbs, resulting in a number of key benefits to the environment.

7 key environmental benefits of LED lights


1. LED lights have a longer life

One of the most significant advantages of LED lighting compared to traditional lighting solutions is its longer lifespan. LED bulbs last almost six times longer than their conventional counterparts and have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. The bulbs need to be replaced less frequently, lightening the burden on landfill and reducing the volume of resources required in their manufacture, packaging and transportation.

2. LED lights are energy efficient

95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat whereas the reverse is true of traditional bulbs. The lower energy consumption of LEDs reduces the volume of greenhouse gases being emitted into the environment.

3. LED lights have almost no UV emissions

LEDs emit practically no ultraviolet and infra-red light which makes them perfect for use in SDR’s warehouse storage facilities. The lack of UV radiation helps to protect important goods and documents stored by clients in our warehouse.

4. LED lights operate well in hot and cold temperatures

LEDs work well in a wide range of operating temperatures without significant degradation. This makes them the ideal option for  the SDR warehouse where temperatures can be lower than a normal office environment.

5. LED lights do contain toxic elements

Many traditional lighting solutions including fluorescent strip lights contain harmful chemicals such as mercury which could contaminate the environment if they are disposed of in landfill. LEDs on the other hand are free of noxious chemicals, providing a safer working environment for our warehouse staff.

6. LED lights operate on low voltage

Most LED lights operate at low voltage so they are cool to touch and therefore safer to handle during installation and maintenance. Due to their lower voltage, they are also safer to remove, keeping SDR staff safe from burn hazards.

7. LED lights are solid state lights

Unlike incandescent or fluorescent lamps, LEDs are solid state lights which means the traditional glass bulb surrounding the light is not required. This negates the need for glass in their manufacturing process, and as LED lights are physically smaller, reduces packaging and transportation requirements, making them a greener option.

Are you a business looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you need advice on how to safely and securely dispose of your unwanted IT equipment? SDR are experts in GDPR compliant computer and paper recycling processes. Speak to one of our experts today about how we can help you go green at work and make a positive impact on the environment.

5 ways to keep your data safe this Christmas

The festive period is always a hectic time for business with annual deadlines to meet, the office party to organise and an influx of pre-Christmas orders to process. As staff are winding down and preparing to spend time at home with their families, criminals and cyber thieves are ramping up their efforts to steal unsuspecting companies’ equipment, data and money.

Reminding your team of the security threats to be aware of will keep your business secure. We’ve outlined five key measures you can implement to protect your data this holiday season.

1. Lock away laptops and memory sticks

Thieves are particularly active over Christmas and looking for easy wins. Small, portable devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and memory sticks provide them with easy fodder. Keep all devices locked away in a secure location and ensure there is anti-theft protection software installed which will render the device useless if it gets into the wrong hands.

2. Destroy confidential papers

When staff are sidetracked by festive fun, it’s easy to forget to clear your office of confidential data. Important documents containing the bank details, names and addresses of your employees and customers should be shredded so that opportunistic thieves can’t steal them.

3. Adopt a staff IT policy

With Christmas preparations in full flow, staff can become easily distracted and less vigilant to the signs of cyber scam. Provide each employee with an IT policy that outlines the security measures required to keep your data safe. Make staff aware of the:

  • security risks of reusing passwords across different accounts.
  • benefits of using a password manager to create auto generated, randomised login details
  • latest fraud schemes to avoid
  • risk of clicking on suspicious links on unsolicited emails.
  • need to inform your IT manager immediately of any scams

Very often the victims are not the business owner but entry-level employees and those who have access to important information such as financial and employee data. Ensure every staff member is familiar with your policy and that they adhere to the advice given.

4. Get homeworkers to update their passwords

Over the Christmas period many staff will work from home on non-work devices such as mobiles and desktops, with weak passwords and outdated browsers. Remind employees to update their login credentials and use the latest browser version to keep everything secure. A password management system such as LastPass or RoboForm will deliver the required security measures to keep passwords safe.

5. Reiterate the risks of public wifi

Public wireless networks in cafes are often unsecured and prime targets for hackers. Ensure your staff are aware of the risks of logging on in remote locations such as cafes. Encourage them to find an area with a secure internet connection or to wait until they get home to avoid the risk of having your data snatched by a cyber crook.

The festive period may present an increased risk of theft and cyber scam but by implementing our five key security steps, you will safeguard your data and business reputation.

Need help keeping your data safe over Christmas? SDR provide document storage, data destruction and shredding services which are fully ISO and GDPR compliant. Contact one of our data destruction experts today for further information about keeping your business secure.

Account Executive, Business Sales

Would you apply for a job like this?

Welcome to a different kind of Sales role, in a different kind of Company.

We’re often told that money doesn’t matter, money doesn’t buy happiness. Blah blah blah

Well, here at SDR we take a slightly different view, our Sales team are most definitely motivated by money and competition.

Take Dave, 20 years young and been with us less than 2 years.  Just passed his driving test, bought himself a shiny new motor, top alloys, leather interior, blacked out windows, surround sound, the lot.  Money definitely motivates Dave.

We want passion, self motivation and ambition.  We need people who aren’t afraid of a target and are prepared to work hard.

If you’ve had experience in a sales or customer services role, we want to speak to you. Equally, if you are confident and believe you can hold a conversation on a professional level this could be the next move for you.

After you’ve made the leap, we’ll make sure you’re rewarded well:

Obviously, we’ll pay you well with a banging basic and sweet commission.  But we’ll also take you out and show you a good time with days at the races, Christmas parties and early Friday finish.

Complete your application below, supplying us with as much relevant information as possible.  And please remember to type ‘Account Executive’ in the Job title field.

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Sales Executive

The waste industry is expanding, and so are SDR. This is the perfect opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation and develop your sales career in an industry that can only get bigger.

Our Sales Team needs to grow and we’re looking for 4 new recruits to expand the team. You could be an experienced Sales Executive or a Trainee, we are more concerned with your attitude; are you hungry for success? Are you willing to work hard?

If the answer is Yes, then read on:

To convert high quality leads to sales and manage those accounts on an ongoing basis by providing a high level of Customer Service and ensuring that all queries are responded to in an efficient, professional and timely manner. Managing and developing accounts, to maximise turnover and profit. Hitting personal targets and contributing to the overall profitability, success and positive image of the business within the marketplace.

 Identify opportunities, successfully pitch and close sales over the telephone.
 Nurture and retain accounts through the development of strong relationships with key decision makers
 Develop creative pitches and presentations.
 Proactively follow up leads generated from canvassing.
 Use of initiative to identify and follow up opportunities with Companies not already on the database.
 Manage the database to high degree of accuracy to ensure targeted marketing activity can take place.
 Negotiate commercial terms within the set guidelines.
 Meet or exceed Company and team KPI’s relating to talk time and quotations sent.
 Follow Company guidelines when completing paperwork, ensuring that systems are completely up to date and correct at all times.
 Attend weekly training meetings with the Sales Managers.
 Liaise effectively with all departments within the business to ensure customer requirements are met.
 Contribute to the team performance by sharing and implementing best practice ideas.

 Ability to converse with key decision makers
 Negotiation skills
 Problem solver
 Tenacity
 Initiative
 Self motivated
 High standards

Do you think you have the above traits? If the answer is yes then apply now to receive the following benefits:

 Generous Basic rising to £23,500
 Uncapped monthly commission with realistic OTE of £28k
 Additional bonuses : Days out at the races, Christmas party, Early Friday finish and plenty more
 Monday to Friday hours, no weekends or late nights
 Fun and lively atmosphere with excellent opportunities for progression and outstanding earning potential

Please complete your application below, supplying us with as much relevant information as possible.  And please remember to type ‘Sales Executive’ in the Job title field.

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Operations Coordinator

Due to our expanding business, SDR are currently recruiting for an Operations Coordinator to join our team in Cheshire.  The key purpose of this role is to provide business support to the Operations Manager:


  • Provide administration and management support within all areas of the business.
  • Ensure that all customer contracts are dealt with in accordance with relevant processes.
  • Supporting the weekly and daily maintenance of the Transport Schedule.
  • Completing daily reports for invoicing.
  • Production and delivery of management information within agreed timescales.
  • Form excellent working relationships with internal colleagues at all levels
  • Liaison with external suppliers and other business areas.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained in all activities performed.


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Significant all round administrative experience
  • Able to operate at all levels of the business
  • Working knowledge of Business IT systems
  • Hard working and driven
  • Capable of working alone as well as part of a team


  • Experience in a project support/co-ordination role
  • PC literate – MS Word, Excel etc
  • General knowledge of Operations, Transport or Accounts
  • Significant relevant experience

In return for your hard work the company offer a rewarding package including:

  • Pay Progression Scheme
  • Up to 33 Days Holiday per year
  • Excellent Career Development Opportunities
  • Staff incentives, which include Nights out, Days at the Races and Christmas Party

This is an important role within the business, and would ideally suit a candidate looking for an introduction to an all round Operations role.

Please complete your application below, supplying us with as much relevant information as possible

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Business Development Manager – Trade Sales

SDR specialise in supplying our customers with quality refurbished IT and component parts and we’re looking to add to our Trade Sales team.

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, this role is accountable for establishing and developing a customer account base in the used IT Sales market.

Proactively managing purchases and sales to exceed monthly profit targets and in line with the company expectations.  Negotiating with suppliers and customers worldwide to offer competitive prices and maximise profit.

Communicating with and to some extent, managing the internal team to ensure a smooth transaction for the customer from start to finish.

Managing stock and purchasing are also very specific responsibilities of this role.

What we are looking for

Outstanding knowledge and connections within the Used IT Market

A proactive, strong, problem solver.

A Self­ motivated, enthusiastic individual with strong interpersonal skills at all levels.

Interested?  Contact our Recruitment Team today for an informal chat or apply below, being sure to state ‘Trade Sales’ in the job title field.

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Warehouse Operative – PC Build Department

We’re looking for an additional warehouse operative with a good understanding of IT equipment to work in our busy build department at our Head Office facility in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Our business involves Data Destruction and processing and recycling of IT and electrical equipment. This role will be responsible for testing, processing and asseting IT equipment as well as general warehouse duties.

All our staff and contractors are security vetted to BS7858 standards so the successful candidate would need to undergo security vetting, the cost of which is covered by the Company.

This position is ideally suited to a strong personality with an eye for detail and an excellent knowledge and understanding of IT equipment. The role is full time Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm and will start on a self employed contractor basis with the option to move to PAYE after a qualifying period.

If this sounds of interest, contact our Recruitment team today on 01477 531330 to discuss the role in more detail or apply below by attaching your CV and please ensure to state ‘PC Build’ in the Job Title field.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £7.50 /hour

Please complete your application with as much relevant information as possible

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New Year, New Career or just the same old, same old?

We’re nearing the end of yet another year and you’re still in the same old job

Nothing to work towards, no fun, no progression, no chance of earning decent commission ?

Then make the move into a sales career with SDR.

We’re looking to add to our successful Sales Team, with a January start for the chosen few and we offer all of the above and plenty more.

In addition to all the usual benefits such as a great pay scale, uncapped commission and regular bonuses you’ll also benefit from :

* The opportunity to increase your basic from £16,500 to £23,500 in 2 years

* Team incentives, like Go-carting and skydiving – you know, the boring stuff

* A great team atmosphere

* You’ll have just missed out on the Christmas party, but there’ll be plenty more just like it, with free drinks all around!

Start your New Year, knowing 2018 will be better than the rest by applying to join our team today.

Please complete your application below, supplying us with as much relevant information as possible

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PC Tester / Processor

PC Tester, Cheshire

We’re looking for a PC Tester/Processor to join the team in our busy Head Office facility in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Our business involves Recycling and refurbishing PC’s, and the successful candidate will be responsible for testing PC’s and servers along with counting and recording equipment as it arrives at the depot.  Some experience of computer hardware is required, although much of the technical knowledge can be taught.

This position is ideally suited to a strong personality with an eye for detail and an excellent knowledge and understanding of IT equipment.

The role is to work Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm on a self employed contractor basis.  Although depending on the individual there may be the option to move to PAYE.

If this sounds like you, contact our Recruitment team today on 01477 531330 to discuss the role in more detail or apply below by attaching your CV and please ensure to state ‘PC Tester’ in the Job Title field.

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Less than 12 months until GDPR Enforcement begins – Are you ready?

Is your company ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ?

The GDPR has been described as the most important change to data privacy regulations in 20 years, altering the landscape for businesses across Europe.  And while the UK is officially headed for an exit from the European Union, the GDPR will still have an enormous effect on British businesses as UK organisations will still need to comply.

The regulation brings in some significant changes, including much tougher penalties however much of it will seem familiar as it’s a development rather than a complete overhaul.  The biggest difference is that it moves away from the previous ‘principles-based’ system to a prescriptive one, that places a higher burden on Companies to comply.

Organisations that are not fully compliant can face fines of up to 4% of worldwide group turnover – combine this with the damaged reputation that a data breach can cause and this would be an almighty blow for business.

The GDPR says you have to actually embed compliance into your organisation, and you have to be able to demonstrate the steps you are taking to achieve compliance – so it’s not enough that you are complying, you have to be able to demonstrate the measures you’ve put in place to get there.

Take a look at the ICO website for more information on how these new regulations will affect your business https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/accountability-and-governance/





Do you have an Information Destruction Policy ?

To keep your workplace secure, your business needs a watertight information destruction policy in place.  More and more companies are ‘trying’ to go paperless, however statistics show that the average office still uses over 10,000 sheets of paper each year.

Then, there are the digitised documents on the computer hard drives, mobiles etc.  Your information destruction policy needs to take these into account too.

Here’s how to assess whether your commercial shredding company is trustworthy and reliable:

  • Security: Firstly, does your current supplier adhere to ISO 27001 ? Is your Data collected by trained security professionals, all vetted to BS7858 Standards?  Are the vehicles tracked and monitored along with the Waste Management Facility, offering a secure chain of custody?
  • Equipment: Is the shredding equipment Industrial-grade cross-cut shredding technology, turning both paper and electronic media into confetti-like pieces?
  • Tailored service: Is the service you receive designed to meet your Company’s needs and complexities, with flexible scheduling for convenience and practicality?
  • Digital destruction: Have they offered Hard drive & Electronic media destruction options ? All electronic media, hard drives, mobiles & tablets contain data and must therefore be destroyed in the same secure manner.
  • High industry standards: Does your organisation commit to the highest standards in the industry such as ISO 27001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001?
  • Green practices: Does your provider aim to reduce waste at all times, is your paper 100% recycled following shredding?
  • Proof of destruction: Are you issued with a Certificate of Destruction following every shred?  This is your permanent record, remember without this there is no proof that your data has been destroyed – and you certainly don’t get this if you’re shredding in-house.

If you haven’t answered YES to all the above, can you really be sure that your information is in safe hands ?

Contact an expert at Secure Data Recycling to ensure you’re receiving the best service for your business along with the highest level of security.


5 ways to protect your data

According to reports, current and ex-employees are the most frequently cited perpetrators of occupational fraud, cyber, and security incidents over the past 12 months.

See below 5 vulnerable areas within a workplace where employees are most likely to make mistakes – and what you can do to help stop them :

  1. DESKS: An unattended and untidy desk with confidential information left in full sight is an enormous security risk.  Information thieves can steal documents or take pictures with their phone.

How to protect yourselves: 

  • Implement a Clear desk policy, this helps ensure that important documents are not left out for the world to see, and also ensures that employees clear their desks at the end of every day.
  • You could also follow SDR’s lead, and introduce No Phones in the workplace – this guarantees no photos of any confidential information are going to find their way into the outside world.
  1. PRINTERS:  Studies show paper documents are most at risk when initially printed and left in a communal office print tray.

How to protect yourselves: 

  • A good strategy is to create a best practice standard for printing confidential information, never leave documents unattended at a print station, and ensure that your printers have password protection.
  1. INFORMATION DISPOSAL:  Throwing confidential information into open waste bins can be a huge risk.

How to protect yourselves:

  • Partner with a reliable Document Destruction Company that can assure a secure chain of custody and provides lockable consoles for storing data before secure shredding.
  • Implement a shred all policy,so that all paper is shredded at the end of its useful life.
  1. IT DEVICES: Electronic devices are becoming more and more portable, making it easy to remove confidential data from the office.

How to protect yourselves:

  • Limit and control what information is removed.
  • Only allow authorised devices within the office, and don’t allow unnecessary data movement.
  1. OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE: While smart phones and other mobile devices offer the freedom for employees to work at home, there is an increased security risk due to loss and theft.

How to protect yourselves:

  • Create a Mobile Workforce Policy.
  • Provide security awareness training; making your employees aware of best practices.

Ineffective ways to dispose of your hard drives!

It’s often believed that placing a magnet on your hard drive will render it unusable, this may well have been true a few years back, but today’s hard drives are more resistant than ever to magnets.   Also, even if a magnet does corrupt the data, with today’s technology a repair may be possible.

Here are 5 other disastrous ways to ‘dispose’ of old hard drives – all of which leave you open to a data breach!

  • Erase or wipe data.  Depending on the software you use, wiping hard drives can be completely ineffectual.  With today’s technology, data that has been ‘wiped’ from a hard drive can be retrieved within seconds!  Only Government approved, CESG certified wiping software is guaranteed to render all data totally unrecoverable.
  • Format the hard drive.  In the same way that ‘wiping’ can be recovered if not completed by a Data destruction expert, special software can also recover data after a full format.
  • Do nothing.  All companies have a legal obligation to comply with data protection laws and keep information that we have gathered from our employees and customers secure. Don’t just throw it away and hope for the best !
  • Lock them away.  Many workplaces stockpile hard drives on-site.  Even if your hard drives are locked away,  the information still exists – and can therefore be stolen.
  • Smash the hard drive with a hammer.  While this will work theoretically, it is not recommended or realistic in a corporate and professional environment.  All hard drives and data devices should be securely destroyed by a professional Data Destruction Company who will issue you with an official Certificate of Destruction for proper record-keeping.

The best way to dispose of hard drives and destroy the data that is no longer needed is to have them destroyed by a professional Data Destruction company.  This is the most effective and risk-free way to ensure information is permanently destroyed.

SDR offer a range of Data Destruction solutions, call us now to discuss your options



Customer Service Assistant

We are looking to recruit a Customer Service Assistant to work in our busy after sales department.  The ideal candidate will have previous customer service experience and understand the importance of an outstanding customer experience.
The role is varied, and you will be involved in all aspects of customer and client care, including but not limited to:

  • Working within the After Sales team, providing excellent customer service at all times.
  • Answering the telephones and dealing with email enquiries.
  • Communicating with the Dispatch team, to ensure orders are correctly shipped.
  • Meeting and greeting clients and visitors.
  • General Administration duties.

Our requirements:

  • A professional telephone manner
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft systems, specifically Outlook & Excel
  • An understanding of IT systems is not essential but would be very beneficial

This is a Temp to Perm role, and for the right candidate, an outstanding opportunity to develop your Customer Service career and really make your mark in an expanding business.

If this sounds of interest, contact our Recruitment team today on 01477 536515 to discuss the role in more detail or apply below by attaching your CV and please ensure to state ‘Customer Service’ in the Job Title field.

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Top 5 Reasons to Shred Your Important Business Documents

In today’s world, every business collects and maintains sensitive information. Although there has been a major shift to store data electronically, there are still many businesses that store paper files. If you’re one of those businesses, you may be wondering what to do with those important documents when they’re no longer needed. Customer lists, payroll records, and credit card information are all things that should be shredded when you’re ready to dispose of them. Wondering why it’s so important to shred important business documents? Here are the top five reasons:

  • Prevent identity theft
  • Protect your customers
  • Protect your employees
  • You’ll save space
  • It’s the law!

Secure Data Recycling can help you with secure and confidential onsite and offsite shredding solutions.

DCC Plans to Dispose of its Waste for €200m

The majority of the environmental business of the Dublin-headquartered distribution group DCC is in the UK.  It is planning to dispose of its environmental service division for €200m. Any disposal could be concluded by the end of the company’s financial year. While DCC Environmental includes Enva, one of the largest hazardous waste companies in Ireland, the vast majority of its business is in the UK. British trade buyers and private equity companies are expected to lead the bidding for the business.

Secure Data Recycling helps to protect your data and brings you the latest news for data, data recovery and data destruction!

India Scraps Hand Baggage Tag

The world did it a few years back but Indian airports, manned by central security forces, are still definitely paper happy.

They cannot digest people walking past the security gates with smartphone based tickets and passengers walking through customs without a label tied to their handbags with an elastic thread is unacceptable to them.

However the paperless concept is catching on very slowly. Still, a few airline officials prefer to have the written ticket with a carbonless paper.

Whereas airlines are trying to cut corners everywhere including dispensing with the customary chocolates and ear plugs, saving millions annually, the move to scrap the hand baggage tag is a welcome one.

The key note here is the continued use of mobile devices to store financial and personal data, the data on your mobile device is now probably more dangerous to you if lost than the data held on any other device you own.

Keep your mobile safe and ensure your old ones are recycled by experts, not just thrown in the trash or passed on!

Secure Data Recycling helps to protect your data and brings you the latest news for data, data recovery and data destruction!

Non-compliance with the WEEE Directive: what’s the worst that can happen?

The risk of prosecution for potential non-compliance with the WEEE Directive is often of uppermost concern to companies. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (WEEE) Directive aims to prevent electronic waste and promotes reuse, recovery and recycling, while improving the environmental performance of all operators in the product lifecycle. For manufacturers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) this means designing and labeling products to facilitate recycling and reuse of components and materials; financing the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of their products and providing free take back of WEEE. The impact of Brexit on UK WEEE regulations is unlikely to be significant and UK companies should continue to ensure compliance to the current legislation.

At Secure Data Recycling, we follow all WEEE regulations to save the environment!

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Why Us?

Three reasons to choose SDR as your service provider


You can be assured that your company’s confidential data and equipment will be protected at all times.


In today's fast-paced business climate, every second counts. We use our time and resources effectively.


Authorised by the Environment Agency to process WEEE, hazardous & non-hazardous materials along with regular inspections by a UKAS accredited body, ensuring our systems and staff are fully compliant.

Secure & Confidential