Frequently Asked Questions

Questions should never be left unanswered; here are some of the most frequently asked:


Q. Why is it important to store my documents with a NAID member?


NAID is the international trade association for companies who provide information destruction services. Bringing together the best in the industry, NAID sets standards and ethics for businesses operating within the industry. Membership is entirely voluntary; therefore enrolment demonstrates a company’s true passion for the industry and commitment to improving operations.
By leaving your documents for disposal in the hands of a NAID member, you will ensure your documents are destroyed with the highest level of industry knowledge and expertise. If you would like to learn more about NAID International, please visit:

Q. Does Shred Station offer one-off collections or do I have to be a regular customer?


Shred Station understands that waste disposal is not required all of the time, which is why we are happy to dispose of documents regularly or as and when is required with our one-off collections.

Q. What is the difference between a recycling company and a secure document shredding service?


A recycling company primarily recycles but is not designed to comply with privacy legislations surrounding document shredding. Shred Station goes one step beyond a recycling service and ensures confidential documents have been completely destroyed before they are recycled.

Q. Why shouldn’t we just use our own in-house shredding facilities?


Outsourcing your document shredding to Shred Station proves cost-effective and can increase employee output by up to 17%. Whilst employees can waste valuable time separating documents and removing papers clips and staples, Shred Station is able to dispose of these documents in minutes as oppose to hours.

Q. Do I have to remove staples, paperclips and ring binders?


No, our state-of-the-art machines handle all these items with ease.

Q. What happens to shredded paper?


Once your material has been collected and shredded, all material is sent to a recycling centre. All recycled paper then contributes to the production of various paper products such as paper towels and paper plates.