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The ID Story: Safety, Sustainability and Super Services


Founded by sustainability advocate and shredding expert John Cauchi in 2016, Identity Destruction’s success has been built on our unwavering commitment to protect all scale businesses and homeowners with access to safe, secure and eco-friendly shredding solutions.

“At Identity Destruction, our commitment to our customer’s safety and passion for sustainability drive everything we do - and it's our mission to protect our client’s data, whilst protecting and wonderful planet… and we do so with excellence, dedication and good old fashioned customer service!”

John Cauchi, Founder of Identity Destruction.

Here’s an early shot of our Founder Johny in 2016, with our first ever paper shredder!

Fast forward to 2024 and here’s our 3000 square ft, high security shredding and recycling facility

Our shred-as-you-wait facility in Chichester where you can watch us shred your paperwork and hard drives, right in front of your eyes

We cross shred and recycle over 600+ tonnes of confidential paperwork per year

We shred 100’s of PC and laptop hard drives every month

Protecting you and our environment is what we do!

Driving Change: Our Dedication to Safety and Sustainability

Faced with the rise of im-proper document and data disposal in the UK, exposing thousands to the dangers of data breaches, identity theft and filling up our already overflowing landfills, we made it our priority to provide safer and more eco-friendly solutions.

Passion, determination, a dedicated team and a whole lot of hard work has allowed us to achieve our success and offerings, but we’re not ready to stop there... we’re on a mission to become the country’s leading shredding and recycling partner.

A Vision for the Future

As an ambitious and growing business, Identity Destruction promises our expanding range of services will continue to reflect our ingrained values and commitments.

Here’s just a few of our goals:

  • We aim to significantly boost our paper recycling efforts from 600 to 1000 tonnes of shredded paper within the current year.
  • Our focus also includes expanding our re-use project of redundant PC’s & laptops, donating to schools and family’s in need to increase digital learning opportunities for students.
  • As part of our commitment to sustainability, we’re eager to invest in our first-ever electric van, enabling local, eco-friendly shredding and recycling collections in the West Sussex area.
  • In line with our environmental goals, we aspire to be carbon neutral by the end of 2024!

People-First Approach

As a family-run business, putting people first is in our DNA.

We understand the importance of trust and reliability in every interaction (especially when it comes to protecting your sensitive information), which is why we prioritise forming and sustaining lasting relationships with all our clients, built on integrity and transparency.

We also pride ourselves on our reliable and timely services – because let's face it, nobody likes a missed collection. But our prompt services aren’t just about meeting expectations and ticking boxes, it’s about respecting your time and schedule.

Our professional and dedicated team are the backbone of Identity Destruction and our shred and recycle experts are always here to lend a helping hand. Their expertise and personal touch ensure every experience you have with us is nothing short of exceptional.

Meet the ID Team!

Identity destruction is a family run business, ran by Johny, Clare and son-in-law Dan

Jordan, our Office Manager and Jemma in customer Services are here to assist with all your shredding and recycling needs

Our sterling drivers collecting from your homes and offices with a smile

Our shredder extraordinaire with over a decade of destruction experience, identity thieves tremble in Chris’s wake!

And of course we mustn't forget our beautiful office labradors, 'Bella & Rolo' who greet our shred-as-you-wait customers with a wag of their tails!

Trust ID as your professional shredding and storage partner

Contact us today to discuss your requirements and schedule your free confidential waste and sustainability audit.

Find out about some of our
recent work and achievements
Find out about some
of our recent work
and achievements

FCS Shredding Clearance

We were asked to collect and shred 150 sacks of confidential waste paperwork for our Client FCS Cleaning who provide a contract cleaning, waste collection and facilities management service. This confidential clearance was for one of their clients, a housing association based in Redhill, Surrey.

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FCS Shredding Clearance
House Removal Shirley

Shirley won our 'Name our Teddy' competition on LinkedIn, and she proudly named him 'Shreddy Teddy'! Upon popping in for some shredding at our Shred As You Wait facility in Chichester (and a cuddle with Shreddy Teddy), she mentioned her stepdad was looking to move into a care home and she needed some assistance to clear the contents of his flat.

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House Removal Shirley
Junkwize Office Clearance

We were asked to quote for our customer Junkwize, a London based clearance company to assist in the removal and recycling of waste IT equipment and the destruction of various branded promotional items for their central London based Client's office.

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Junkwize Office Clearance
Rowdens Console and Storage

Rowdens Chartered Accountants approached us back in 2017 to collect and shred 5 sacks of their confidential waste paperwork. They were also in need of a secure storage solution for their 50 archive boxes of aged business paperwork.

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Rowdens Console and Storage

What our clients have to say about our shredding and recycling service

What our clients have to say about our archive box clearance service

We have used the services of ID for a number of years now, and been absolutely delighted with the service that they provide. They are efficient, reliable and we have complete confidence that our confidential waste is being safely disposed of. Well done guys. 5 stars all the way.

GWA Cars & Finance

Lockable Console Service

I've been a customer for a few years now and the reasons why... trustworthy, I like to watch my documents being shredded...friendly team and happy dogs to greet you!... reasonable costs and a great service... What more could you ask for!

Terence Clarke

Shred-As-You-Wait Service

Thank you again to Johny and the team for an outstanding service. We had a number of old PC's, hard drives and miscellaneous data discs and back up tapes (yes, tapes!) that needed destroying securely, with certification. A super-quick, friendly service - these guys know what they're doing. Cannot recommend them highly enough!

Hayley George

Hard Drive Shredding

Thank you to Identity Destruction for shredding 2 laptops, an Ipad and 6 mobile phones for me. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. A great way of making sure any confidential files were destroyed safely. I was invited to watch it happen in front of me which was interesting. It was more involved than I thought as all batteries had to be removed first to prevent a fire risk, safety first. I received a certificate via email promptly after the shredding. I have recommended your services to others.


Shred-As-You-Wait Service

I have used Identity Destruction for the last few years and through three moves of premises in Chichester! They are efficient, and I am satisfied that the highly confidential medical records I give them are securely destroyed.

Michael George

Office Paperwork

Second time I've used ID. Previously I went to their old Shopwhyke site. They are now located in Priors Leaze Lane. As before, I just turned up and made use of the Shred as you Wait service. The staff are very friendly and my files were destroyed while I looked on. A receipt and destruction certificate were emailed to me later in the day. The whole process is extremely quick and efficient. I can thoroughly recommend this company.

Clive Mason

Shred-As-You-Wait Service

This is the perfect way to safely destroy any paperwork that you need to dispose of . I have just taken over a few sacks of my mother&pos;s estate . Too much to shred at home . It&pos;s also a great price and saves a lot of time

Mary Bolch

Family Shredding

As a business we have been using Identity Destruction for 3 years and the service is excellent. We have a monthly collection of confidential paperwork. The day prior to each collection we are e-mailed a pick up time slot, the following day we receive a certificate of destruction. The team at Identity Destruction could not be more friendly and helpful.

David McCalllum

Office Shredding

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