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Limerick City and County Council and Security in Shredding host free one-day event

Sinead McDonnell, Environment Awareness Officer, Limerick City and County Council, Aidan O’Riordan, site manager, Mungret Civic Amenity Centre, and Andy Cawley from Security & Shredding pictured at Mungret Civic Amenity Centre. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Limerick City and County Council and Security in Shredding host free one-day event

A special event is taking place to allow businesses and householders throughout Limerick to drop off confidential documents, computer hard-drives and other forms of data-carrying media to be shredded free of charge.

The one-day event is taking place at the Mungret Recycling Centre on Saturday 01 February 2020 from 11am until 3pm.

Limerick City and County Council in partnership with local firm Security in Shredding, which specialises in the secure destruction of data and GDPR compliance in Ireland and the UK, are facilitating the ‘Free Shred’ event. 

Data Protection experts will also be on hand on the day to assist attendees with their data protection and waste management queries, and to provide best practice guidance for SMEs and householders when left with the responsibility to securely destroy the end of life data.

Householders and SMEs are encouraged to bring a maximum of four bin bags of confidential paper material.  Confidential material can include personal information, bills, customer records, insurance records, and income statements, to be shredded on-site on the day.

Security in Shredding is an innovative company, which continuously improves its technologies and services to provide the most secure and compliant services for its customers. 

The company is the first Irish Data Processor to design and introduce a mobile hard-drive shredding technology. Those attending will also be able to destroy up to four hard-drives or other media device in addition to the bags of documents.

Cllr Michael Sheehan, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, said: “It is very important that we continue to dispose of our confidential documents in a safe and environmentally conscious way.  Nobody wants to become a victim of identity theft and this event run jointly by Limerick City and County Council and Security in Shredding is an ideal opportunity to dispose of highly personal and confidential information in a proper manner.”

Environmental Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council, Sinead McDonnell, said: “This event highlights the disposal of personal and confidential information in a proper manner. It creates awareness of Data Protection and reminds us that different waste types need to be treated in different ways. It also enables attendees who may not have facilities or funds for such a service to ensure secure destruction of their data. Finally, it will allow SMEs to be confident that they are following the letter of the law when it comes to the destruction of confidential material.”

Albert Kelly, General Manager of Security in Shredding said: “I am delighted to collaborate with the Council on this Free Confidential Shredding Day for SMEs and individuals. I would encourage SMEs and individuals to avail of this offer and take the opportunity to have confidential information shredded and managed correctly. Representatives from Security in Shredding will be there to advise businesses and householders about how best to manage their confidential information.”

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