What can I shred?
The quick answer is any paper you'd like!
You don't need to remove the following from your shredding:
- Binder clips, paper clips
- Plastic sleeves and wallets
- Lever arch files
What documents should I shred?
Many people are unsure about what documents should be shred, below are lists of documents commonly shred - and some that are often overlooked
For both individuals and businesses, make sure to retain any records for as long as you are required to/need to keep them, and always keep them locked away in a safe place
Are you unsure if an item can be shred? Help is here - what you can't shred
Items a business should be shredding
- Printed emails
- HR records
- Management audits and records
- Accounts & management accounts
- Outdated invoices, customer records
- Anything printed that no longer needs to be kept, such as an email from a customer or supplier
- Anything that can identify an individual that does not need to be retained (in order to maintain GDPR compliance)
Items private individuals should be shredding
- Outdated utility bills and account information
- Bank account, credit accounts, car finance, loan, and mortgage documents and summaries
- Medical records, including correspondence, appointment information and prescription information (including labels)
- Veterinary bills and information
- Childrens school reports and correspondence you no longer wish to keep
- Credit offers, both personalised and generic
- Outdated tax information and correspondence
- Outdated insurance information
- Post for previous residents of your home (it's always best to mark them return to sender and pop them in the post box when possible)
How may we help?
We take pride in helping our customers with their shredding requirements, with as much - or as little - assistance as you'd like. Take advantage of our expertise and have the best shredding experience possible.
Contact us today or call your nearest branch on one of the following numbers for a free, no obligation discussion of your shredding needs: