Confidential waste is any document containing personal information about an individual. Due to the sensitive, private nature of the information – confidential waste disposal is a service most offices require. The documents may contain information about:
- The general public
It is crucial that confidential waste is disposed of correctly. This information includes:
- Home address
- Financial information
- National Insurance Number
- Health Records
Confidential waste can also include information that could put a company at risk if read by the public or a competitor. This could consist of any financial data or marketing strategies. Some companies will have a much higher amount of confidential waste than others. For example, healthcare facilities hold a large amount of personal information and also healthcare records.