The best thing about our shredding service is it’s simplicity. There is no need to remove staples, treasury tags, bindings, file dividers, manila files or windowed envelopes. Plastic wallets should be removed where possible, but a small volume is fine.

There is also no need to remove ring binders or lever arch files, however these will not be shredded or recycled. The contents are removed and shredded and the lever arch file is skipped as we cannot recycle due to the metal elements. If at all possible you should try to reuse such file folders to minimise your environmental impact in accordance with the waste hierarchy.

Don’t forget to dispose of anything with your name, address or any other other personal infmormation, for example;

  • Address labels from junk mail and magazines
  • ATM receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Birth certificate copies
  • Canceled and voided checks
  • Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
  • Credit reports and histories
  • Documents containing maiden name (used by credit card companies for security reasons)
  • Documents containing names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses
  • Documents relating to investments
  • Documents containing passwords or PIN numbers
  • Driver’s licenses or items with a driver’s license number
  • Employee pay stubs
  • Employment records
  • Expired passports and visas
  • Identification cards (college IDs, state IDs, employee ID badges, military IDs)
  • Legal documents
  • Investment, stock and property transactions
  • Items with a signature (leases, contracts, letters)
  • Luggage tags
  • Medical and dental records
  • Papers with a Social Security number
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Receipts with checking account numbers
  • Report cards
  • Resumés or curriculum vitae
  • Tax forms
  • Transcripts
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets
  • Utility bills (telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, Internet)

If you are not sure about what you should or shouldn’t shred just call us and ask!

Although the bags are quite large and it is tempting to squeeze as much paper into them as possible this may compromise the integrity of the sack. There is a 10kg weight limit for each bag – please stick to this as closely as possible or the sack may split when loading on to our vehicle. Please also be careful when placing binders or file dividers with sharp corners as these can also tear the bags. If you are filling the sacks with shredded paper for recycling please feel free to fill to the brim!