Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

In these times of great uncertainty and different ways of working Shred-on-Site can offer a bespoke service to homeworkers that will cater for specific confidential shredding requirements. Being regarded as an essential service we have continued to work throughout this pandemic and all of our drivers are well versed in operating within the Government guidelines of social distancing, continual cleansing and the wearing of PPE.
All we will require is your post code, an approximate volume of the material, be it paper or media, that needs shredding and we can let you know costs and availability.
Should you require any further information please contact us.

On site shredding

Ready, Steady, Go! Paper shredding set to help national recycling commitments

The secure document destruction community is responsible for an average of about 49% of the nation’s annual paper recycling each year. With several tons of paper being shredded each day, it’s vital that companies like Shred-on-Site are on the cusp of supporting the country with its national recycling commitment. The national objective to decrease the amount of landfill waste and to increase the volume of direct recycled paper remains clear. It’s up to us and our clients to hit the targets and stop paper from hitting the landfill.  

What is the Shredding and Recycling process?

Shred-on-Site collects the paper from the customer’s premises on an agreed date. The paper is stored in one of our secure receptacles and then taken to our trucks to be shredded on-site. The paper goes through our super fine shredding machine which shreds it down to tiny pieces. The paper is then taken back to our Head Office where it is bailed up and sent to be recycled.

How is paper recycled?

The paper waste that we bail up gets taken to one of our approved recycling centres. Here the paper is washed in a soapy water to remove ink stains, plastic and any glue deposits. The paper is then mashed down using more water into a ‘slurry’. Adding different materials to the slurry, new paper, card and even newspaper can be created.

End to end products born

Once the slurry is prepared, it can then be rolled out into thin sheets. The rolled paper is left to dry and can then be cut into new products to hit our offices. Look out for paper that carries the recycled mark. Recycled stock is great to use and often cheaper than other products. Furthermore, it can be reused again and again without harming our rainforests. 

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About Us

Shred-on-Site is a can-do organisation that believes in providing excellent service through exceptional people. We take care of all your shredding needs whilst delivering outstanding value for money.