Shred Station have a ‘zero landfill’ policy across their organisation – even for things like metal, electronics and textiles. All the clothing shred is used to make either Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), which can be used in a range of industrial processes. They also carry out carbon offsetting, where they plant trees to offset the environmental impact of their work on behalf of clients.
Shred Station's best-practice recommendation is to adopt a ‘shred all’ policy for all office documents, so you simply shred everything when it’s no longer needed. That way, you prevent any possible data breach due to confidential information escaping the shredder, and you also save time that would otherwise be spent deciding what to shred and sorting documents into different batches.
There’s no need to worry about what can go in – their industrial shredders make short work of anything! Any type of paper is fine, from standard copier paper through to glossy magazines, envelopes and can deal with robust plastic folders and ring binders – so there’s no need to spend time sorting everything out or laboriously picking out staples.
Watch the shredding process from collection to recycling at Shred Station.