What can't be shred?

If you've ever taken the Virgin Trains West Coast line, it is likely you've seen their signs in the onboard toilets warning you not to flush your hopes and dreams, goldfish, or your ex's sweater. We can't shred those, either.

A guide to things which can't be shred

In general, if it is paper, it can go in your shredding bag. Binder clips, staples, thin plastic wallets are all OK to shred, too. Even lever arch files are fine to leave your papers in for shredding.

However, just like your ex's sweater, some things cannot be shred:

  • Clothing of any description - we have found socks and other articles of clothing in our shredding bags - these cannot go through the shredding machine 
  • USB sticks, hard drives, old floppy discs, CDs, DVDs, etc - we do offer a separate service to securely destroy electronic data, but it cannot go in with paper to be shred
  • Batteries - loose or enclosed in a case or another item - they can explode or catch fire
  • Hard plastic
  • Electrical items

What can be shred?

We have information and advice on what you can and should be shredding.

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:

East Midlands & Derbyshire:  0116 201 9561
Birmingham & West Midlands  0121 221 2195 
Staffordshire:  01785 318 883
Mancheter & North West:  0161 246 2490 

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