Business Waste

Confidential Waste Bags and Bins

Confidential waste bags and bins provide a secure solution to store sensitive documents before their destruction. They’re available in various sizes to suit the type and amount of confidential waste you’re getting rid of. Confidential waste sacks are lightweight and flexible, which makes fitting them into any space for storage simple.

We provide free bags and bins for your organisation – no rental fees or delivery charges you just pay for collection. You can use confidential waste bags to store shredded paper, complete sensitive documents that need shredding, and other types of confidential waste. They offer an alternative when lockable bins or containers aren’t required.

Speak to one of our friendly expert team members for advice on the best confidential waste sacks or bins for your needs and a free no obligation quote. Contact us online or call 0800 211 8390.

Collection Frequency:
Daily, weekly, fortnightly or ad-hoc collection
up to 25kg
Waste Type:
  • Confidential Waste

What is a confidential 
waste bag?

A confidential waste bag is a secure sack used to store sensitive documents. They can hold shredded paper waste or confidential items that need shredding. Confidential waste bags come in many sizes and can be made from various materials, including polythene, polypropylene, or paper.

Using a confidential waste bag makes separating sensitive rubbish from regular paper recycling easy. Many paper confidential bags can be put through a shredder with their contents and the shredded paper is then recycled. Confidential sacks made from types of plastic should be emptied and reused.

Secure bags offer an ideal solution for businesses that only produce small amounts of confidential waste or have limited space for storage. Label each one to keep it separate from other waste types and ensure the contents are destroyed and recycled appropriately.

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Confidential waste 
bag sizes

We can supply confidential waste disposal bags in a wide range of sizes to suit the amount of sensitive waste you have. Each bag has a maximum weight limit and many include a max fill line that you should keep waste below. You can order extra bags if you exceed the limit.

The maximum weight limit depends on the size and material of the bag, with available options including confidential bags that can hold up to 12kg, 17kg, and 25kg. Some common sizes of confidential waste disposal bags include:

  • 60 x 90cm
  • 60 x 100cm
  • 71 x 142cm

Contact our team and we can advise on the exact sizes, weight limits, and materials of confidential waste sacks for your business to use.

Why do I need confidential 
waste sacks or bins?

Businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when storing and disposing of confidential waste. Confidential waste sacks provide a secure way to store all sorts of sensitive and important documents on-site before they’re collected and recycled. You can use them to hold shredded paper or documents that will be transported and shredded off-site.

Bags are more flexible than rigid bins, so you can easily place them in small and secure areas of your business before collection. Storing sensitive waste in such sacks minimises the chance of private and important information falling into the wrong hands. Keep the bags in a locked room or container to limit access.

They also offer a simple solution to separate your confidential waste from paper recycling and other waste streams. Most confidential waste disposal bags are labelled. This reduces the risk of contaminating other loads and should ensure as much of your confidential waste as possible is recycled.

What can you put in 
confidential waste sacks?

Use confidential waste sacks to store a wide range of confidential papers that need destroying. Any papers that contain private, personal, and sensitive information that you no longer need can be put in paper confidential waste sacks. This separates them from other waste and ensures they’re disposed of in line with relevant data regulations.

You can put complete documents in a confidential waste bag before it’s shredded or the shredded paper waste created from destroying sensitive papers if your organisation has a shredder. It’s important that you use separate bags to ensure the waste is processed properly though.

Common examples of what you can put in confidential waste paper bags include:

  • Medical records
  • Old contracts
  • Financial documents
  • CVs from candidates
  • Building plans
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Arrange delivery and collection 
of confidential waste bags

Get any type and size of confidential waste disposal bags delivered to your business wherever you are in the UK. Our nationwide network means we can provide sacks to store confidential waste to businesses in coastal towns, city centres, and rural villages.

Fill the bags with confidential paper waste – either shredded or whole – and within any weight limits and max fill lines. Then arrange collection by our licensed waste carriers, who will transport the sacks to a nearby recycling centre for safe disposal.

You receive a free duty of care certificate and certificate of destruction for peace of mind and proof that your waste was destroyed safely and legally. Businesses that create lots of confidential waste can book collections on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly schedule, while we can also help arrange ad-hoc collections.

Get a free quote for delivery and collection of confidential waste bags for your organisation. Contact us online or call 0800 211 8390 to speak to our friendly and expert team. They can answer any questions, advise on the best solutions for your waste, and provide a free no obligation quote.

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  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    The 1100 litre bin is the largest wheelie bin available to store up to 18 bags of waste.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    The standard size wheelie bin you have at home that holds three to four bags of waste.

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  • 360 litre wheelie bins

    This is the largest two-wheel bin available to store five or six waste bags.

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  • 660 litre wheelie bins

    A four-wheel bin suitable for larger volumes of general waste and dry mixed recycling.

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  • Anatomical waste bags

    Red clinical waste bags for organs, body parts, materials contaminated with bodily fluids.

  • Balers

    Static balers compress recyclable waste into solid bales to save space.

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  • Clinical infectious waste bags

    Orange clinical waste bags are for materials contaminated with infectious waste.

  • Clinical waste bags

    Clinical waste bags to store medical waste safely before collection and disposal.

  • Clinical Waste Bins

    Clinical waste bins are suitable containers to store all sorts of medical waste safely.

  • Commercial Bin Sizes

    Read our helpful guide to commercial bin sizes, dimensions, and measurements

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  • Commercial waste bags

    Commercial waste bags are ideal for various waste types when you can’t use a bin.

  • Compactors

    Choose from mobile and static compactors for general waste or recyclable rubbish.

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  • Confidential Waste Bags and Bins

    Confidential waste bags provide a secure and flexible way to store sensitive documents before disposal.

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  • Cytotoxic and cytostatic waste bags

    Purple waste bags for waste contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.

  • Dental (amalgam) waste bins

    White clinical waste bins for dental waste including unwanted and excess amalgam.

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  • Front end loaders

    Large static containers ideal for businesses generating high volumes of waste.

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  • Highly infectious hazardous waste bags

    Yellow clinical waste bags for waste contaminated with infectious bodily fluids.

  • IBC containers

    Store high volumes of liquid waste including chemicals, solvents, and hazardous waste.

  • Large Commercial Waste Bins

    A large bin offers a cost-effective way to store and dispose of commercial waste.

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  • Non-infectious clinical waste bags

    Yellow and black waste bags for non-infectious and non-hazardous waste.

  • Office Bins

    Different types of general waste and recycling bins for offices in various sizes.

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  • Rear end loaders

    A big commercial waste skip in sizes that can hold up to 160 bags of waste.

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  • Roll on roll offs

    One of the largest containers for business waste that can store up to 440 bags of waste.

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  • Sanitary waste bins

    Safely store feminine hygiene products and other sanitary waste with various bin sizes.

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  • Sharps bins

    Use sharps bins with different coloured lids for needles, syringes, scalpels, and knives.

  • Skip sizes

    Sizes vary from 2 to 12-yard skips that can easily store various waste types and amounts.

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  • Small wheelie bins

    Small two-wheel bins for businesses producing low volumes of waste or with limited space.

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  • Waste drums

    Drums and barrels are ideal to safely store liquid, oil, and hazardous waste for collection.

  • Wheelie Bins

    Explore a range of two and four-wheel bins for many waste types.

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