From collection to recycling, our secure shredding facilities ensure your confidential documents are handled safely and destroyed completely.
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How We Shred
Have you ever thought about what goes on inside a shredding facility? The answer is probably not, but the answers might surprise you. Our shredding facilities handle thousands of tons of paper, computer equipment and fabric every single day, and the way we deal with these vast quantities can be quite fascinating.
As you would expect, each of our shredding facilities is located in a large warehouse space. Each one has a delivery area for customers to drop off their sacks of items to be destroyed, as well as an area for our collection crew to drop the bags they have collected from our customer’s secure storage consoles. Once the bags arrive they are sorted into types and taken to their respective machinery for destruction. We have a few machines dedicated to shredding paper, as this is the most common and heavily needed area, but we also have machines specifically designed to tackle hard drives, computers, packaging materials and even fabric.
We also have a recycling department, which handles the sorting, sending and recycling of all sorts of materials. Because we offer such a comprehensive service, we can help you get your entire office cleared out on a weekly basis by taking your recycling at the same time. Again, we provide office recycling bins free of charge, and we can tackle mixed waste as well as pure recycling in our facilities. When we shred paper into tiny pieces, these pieces are compacted into cubes and sent for recycling as well, to be made into new paper based products at manufacturing plants.
We also have a fleet of mobile shredding lorries, which are out collecting and shredding every day. These large trucks were kitted out with specialised heavy duty shredding equipment and reinforced rear holds, so they can be used to ‘shred on the go’. These are essentially mini versions of the equipment at our main facility, and are just as powerful. They not only shred your documents, but mix the remains in with other documents from that run. This mixing ensures that your documents can never be put back together, and that they will be safe when being transported back to the main facility.
With all of our destruction services we will provide you with a legal certificate of destruction to prove the shredding has taken place, and can even provide video evidence of destruction if required. For more information, get in touch with us today.