A family run business... Established in 1978 as a paper recycler Russell Richardson has evolved into one of the UK’s leading document management and confidential shredding companies. 

Still bearing the name of the founder unlike all the generic ‘Shred Something’s’ Russell Richardsons are very proud of our focus on customer service, staff empowerment and job satisfaction and the fair treatment and loyalty shown to suppliers. 

Today, the company, still 100% controlled by the family and provides a variety of services such as on or off-site document shredding, document archiving, textile and uniform destruction, hard drive shredding (on and off-site), electronic media destruction and IT recycling. 

Although we like to destroy things we like to recycle as well. 100% of the paper we shred is sent back to the paper mills for manufacture into new tissue products thereby closing the loop, and as we are accredited to ISO 14001 we are constantly monitoring and improving our fleet performance statistics and energy usage. 

We also like to do our bit for charity by providing a free shredding service to private customers who deliver to us, their donations have raised thousands of pounds for our charity of choice.

Certificates, Awards & Accreditations

Please see the below list of certificates in pdf format. If you would like to speak with us specifically, please call or use our contact form to talk to our team.

Data Protection Certificate - 17 Apr 2019

Health and Safety Policy - 01 Jan 2014

Integrated Management Systems Policy Statement - 25 Nov 2014

ISO 14001 Certificate 2018-2020 - 04 Feb 2020

ISO 27001 Certificate 2018-2021- 06 Jan 2021

ISO 9001 Certificate 2018-2020 - 04 Feb 2020

OHSAS 18001 Certificate 2017-2020 - 06 Jan 2015

Operators License 2016 - 06 Jun 1991

Professional Indemnity 2018-2019 - 06 Sep 2019

Public and Employees Liability - 01 Mar 2020

Quality and Environmental Policies - 01 Oct 2013

Russell Richardson Privacy Policy - 16 Oct 2018

Russell Richardson Safe Contractor - 15 Aug 2018

Russell Richardson Terms & Conditions - 09 Aug 2018

T4 and S2 Waste Exemption Certificate - 13 Dec 2012

Waste Carriers License 2019-2022 - 04 Mar 2022

A Family Run Business...