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We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below.
If you have a question that is not answered here, or you would like more detail, please contact one of our shredding specialists who will be happy to help.

How secure is your shredding service?

  • We are BSIA (British Security Association) members and hold ISO9001 that incorporates the European Standard for Information Destruction EN15713.
  • We have fully trained and vetted staff undergoing regular EN15713 awareness training.
  • All our vehicles, whether mobile on-site or off-site shredding, have 4 CCTV security cameras within.
  • All of our depots are Home Office approved.
  • Material is shredded into unrecognizable pieces and mixed with hundreds of tonnes of other material.

What happens to shredded paper? Do you take it away?

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

Can I keep the shredded paper for my pet hamster. gerbil etc,?

Unfortunately not. your shredding is mixed with other companies shredded paper and taken away for recycling.

Do I have to remove staples, paperclips, ring binders and plastic wallets?

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

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

We understand 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.

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 legislation surrounding document shredding.

Our shredding services go beyond a recycling service and ensure confidential documents have been completely destroyed before they are recycled.

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

Outsourcing your document shredding to us 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, we are able to dispose of these documents in minutes as opposed to hours.

Why is it important to dispose of my documents with an 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:

Can we place data tapes, hard drives, CD’s in the bins or bags?

You can but they need to be kept in separate bins or bags from paper, as these are charged differently.

Are the bins lockable? Can we have a key?

Our bins are lockable and have a slot in the top or front to place material through. We request authorisation in writing to supply keys and typically restrict this to certain staff as bins may contain internally confidential information.

Can I get a different colour bin?

Yes, but the price may change. Standard bins are blue. Consoles are beech effect or grey.

Does the mobile shredding create a lot of noise?

The noise is comparable to a dustbin lorry. Our vehicles can process 2-3 tonnes an hour so are very quick.

Do you offer your services outside of usual business hours?

Yes, we can, but additional charges will apply.

Do you offer timed collection slots?

We are not able to specify exact time slots but we can call you 1 hour before or specify am or pm.

Must we specifically use the bins or bags provided?

Not if you don’t wish.

We will collect boxes or pallets of material as long as;

  • They are lidded, so the paper cannot blow away.
  • Will keep the material contained, for example, not wet or flimsy so likely to fall apart.
  • The container must also not be too heavy for our operatives to manage.

Do I have to bring the bins downstairs to a central collection point?

If you have a lift then our operatives will collect the bins, bags or boxes from around the floors.

If you have boxes or bags in a cellar, for example, with no lift we would price this separately.

Can you shred wet paper?

Yes, as long as it’s within wheeled bins or bags and not contaminated from a sewer leak, for example.

We would not dispose of a wheeled bin full of water and just 2 sheets of paper!

Our site is secure so we cannot have your operatives walking around the floors

This is no problem, we recommend wheeled bins so on the day of collection your staff can wheel these to a central loading area.