Devon Contract Waste invests in new purpose-built facility

Devon Contract Waste data destruction centre under construction on Matford Business Park

Devon Contract Waste is expanding its sector-leading operation with the construction of a new data destruction centre, due to open summer 2017.

The company has invested £260,000 in the new, purpose-built, 7,000 sq ft data destruction facility on Exeter’s Matford Business Park, with 20% support from the South West Growth Fund, to expand its already impressive confidential waste handling capacity to 15,000 tonnes per year. The building will also provide storage for baled plastic produced at Devon Contract Waste’s state-of-the-art Envirohub to create more space for general waste processed under the company’s Zero to Landfill programme.

The new data destruction facility will extend existing provision for confidential data disposal which begins with the provision by Devon Contract Waste of secure storage units at a clients’ premises, which are then collected and transported to the destruction centre. Confidential waste undergoes a high security process carried out by Devon Contract Waste’s DBS-checked employees and accredited to UKAS ISO 9001:2008 to ensure that personal, financial, staff and customer details are protected.

Commenting on the new facility, Simon Almond, Managing Director at Devon Contract Waste said: “The opening of our new data destruction centre will create six new jobs and free up valuable space at our Envirohub which carries out general waste processing. We’ve been experiencing significant demand for our data destruction services and I look forward to further expanding and improving our service to clients.”

Devon Contract Waste is the first and only company in the South West to offer a Zero to Landfill waste solution, meaning that all materials that may be recycled, are.

The company is a leading provider of commercial waste management services in Devon and bordering areas of Cornwall and Somerset. It collects mixed waste from clients in a single vehicle, reducing the number of journeys made and minimising its CO2 emissions. Each time a bin is emptied, around 3.04kg of CO2 is emitted, so collecting waste in a single bin rather than separating it into different containers also reduces CO2 emissions.

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