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Element (06): Destruction Arrangements

West Lothian Council have contracts in place for the bulk destruction of paper records and IT equipment containing electronic records.

  • Haven Products Ltd - Provides a confidential shredding service for paper records
  • CCL North Ltd - Provides a secure hardware destruction service (to UK Government standards)

In addition, West Lothian Council uses on site paper/CD/DVD shredders which ensure that paper and optical media is destroyed to European security standards (2 x 15mm particles).

Standards for records destruction arrangements are built into contracts and agreements with third parties who handle or process records on the council's behalf.