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Onsite Shredding secure consoles
Lockable wheelie bins for Onsite Shredding
Archive box to collect paper for Onsite Shredding
Bales of shredded paper to be collected for recycling
Lockable Wheelie bin empties paper into onsite shredder
Go Shred sacks for Onsite Shredding
Onsite Shredding truck collection in Leeds
Recycled paper hand towels


what happens TO the shredded materials

Your materials are shredded, so once we are back at the EN15713 accredited site, the materials are tipped from the back of the vehicle inside the secure depot, where they are then fed into a large "Mill Sized" baler, churning out bales that weigh between 400kg and 500kg.  Regular collections are made by articulated lorry, the materials are taken to a paper mill, usually in the East Midlands or Lancashire, where they are turned into paper towels and similar products.

TIP: If you use an office shredder, you cannot recycle the shredded paper afterwards.  paper recycling requires there to be a strand of fibre long enough to reconstitute with other strands and office shredders take the paper down so small it is good for nothing but landfill or to be burnt as EFW.

destruction & transport

how we shred and transport the materials

In compliance with the European Shredding standard EN15713, your materials are kept in our operative's secure custody as they are transported to the shredding vehicle.  From there, they are shredded immediately on the vehicle by our industrial shredder, capable of shredding up to 2.5 tonnes per hour. YOUR MATERIALS ARE NOW SAFE. From there the materials are transported securely back to the high security of our depot, where they are emptied out, ready for aggregation and the end of our custodial chain.

TIP: Don't let a shredding company push you into per minute pricing.  They tell you their shredder will do 2-3 tonnes an hour, they will even do a "test shred" to show you how fast they are.  But once you are contracted, the bills will go up and up as you are paying for their service from the second they arrive; so if your receptionist is away from her desk for three minutes, that could be an extra £15.  Lost the key for the store cupboard, another £20.... Pay for only what you produce, we only quote for per unit, per container or per Kg.  NOT per minute!

onsite shredding

a step by step guide to our process

Go Shred offer you the ultimate in shredding security, the secure destruction of your paper materials at your site.

This premium service is designed to protect information that is so secure, you need to see it being destroyed.

collection & custody

how you store and our collections

Our specialists will come to do a Free Site Audit with you. Based on that audit, we will supply secure cabinets, lockable bins, secure sacks or skips, whichever best suits your needs. Our lockable secure cabinets come in a variety of sizes and corporate or wood colours.  Our sacks are heavy duty "hessian" polypropylene sacks and also the more environmentally friendly Paper Sacks.   Regular customers will receive a weekly, 2 weekly or 4 weekly visit from our fully vetted and trained operative.  They will use a secure method of collection, always ensuring safe custody of your materials on the way out of your building and into our vehicle.

TIP: Don't let a shredding company push you into utilising a system just because that is the only one they use.  We offer everything from a cabinet to a 32yd secure RORO Skip, whichever is safest and is right for your company's operations.