Destruction Of Confidential Materials

Destruction of Confidential Materials

How to Properly and Safely Dispose of Confidential Materials

What are CONFIDENTIAL Materials?

Confidential Materials are any materials considered by the generator of that material to require special handling during its disposal. This may be due to the sensitive nature of the material, value of the material or any other specific needs described by the generator. Some examples of confidential material include outdated invoices, canceled bank checks, legal, medical, office and school records, criminal evidence, or other combustible objects of value.

Procedure for Acceptance of Confidential Materials at the York County Resource Recovery Center:

A representative of the Authority will discuss with the generator the make-up of the material to determine if it can be accepted at the Resource Recovery Center.

How are Confidential Materials Handled?

Confidential materials can be handled in one of four methods depending on the needs of the generator and the type of confidential material being destroyed. If the waste is determined to be acceptable for processing, the Authority representative will discuss the waste disposal handling method with the generator, determine waste delivery logistics, and provide disposal pricing information. Any of the following methods can be customized to meet the needs of the customer.

Method I

This method provides the generator with the minimum level of handling security. Confidential materials are dumped into the waste storage pit or onto the tipping floor and then pushed into the waste storage pit. The material is ultimately mixed with other municipal solid waste and dropped into the charging hopper. All material must be packaged in a method approved by the Authority. Delivery must be scheduled in advance with the Authority for handling of the material. The generator is responsible for supplying all labor and security if needed. An Authority representative will be available at the time of scheduled delivery to assist and witness destruction. Verification of receipt of material for destruction will be provided.

Method II

This method provides the customer with a moderate level of handling security. Confidential materials are dumped directly into the waste storage pit and are immediately picked up and dropped into a charging hopper. All materials must be packaged in a method approved by the Authority. A time for delivery and handling must be scheduled in advance. Verification of destruction will be provided.

Method III

This method provides the customer with a high level of handling security. Confidential materials are dumped directly into a hopper by the customer. All materials must be packaged in a method approved by the Authority. The customer must provide all labor and security if needed. A time for delivery and handling must be scheduled in advance.

Method IV

Any of the three methods can be customized to suit a customer’s needs.

Insurance requirements

Vehicle owner or hauler must provide proof of comprehensive general liability, commercial automobile and worker’s compensation insurance where applicable.

Safety

The customer is required to follow all safety rules. Hard hats and safety glasses are required. The Authority supplies safety equipment if the customer does not have access to their own.

Required Paperwork

The generator must complete the confidential materials worksheet and a materials manifest for review by the Authority.

To discuss your confidential materials disposal needs, call the Authority at 717-845-1066.