Secure document and paper shredding for homes and businesses

Secure Office & Home Shredding

0116 201 9561

East Midlands & Derbyshire

0121 221 2195

West Midlands

01785 318 883

Staffordshire

0161 246 2490

North West


Coronavirus Covid-19 update - 17 May 2020
We are open for business from 18 May 2020

We are taking care to operate as normally as we can, whilst complying with government advice for business and our specific sector. We can still offer visits to your home or office to collect shredding, providing social distancing can be maintained


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Frequently asked questions about shredding paper

Frequently asked questions about shredding

We've answered some of the most commonly asked general questions about shredding below. If we've not answered your questions here or on our website, please get in touch - we're glad to help!

  • Can individuals use the shredding service?

    Anyone can shred with us! Both businesses and private individuals may shred their documents securely using our secure method to destroy your paperwork with information you want to keep private

    Business shredding
    Personal shredding
  • Do you offer a regularly scheduled shredding service?

    Yes, many of our business clients set up a scheduled shredding service with us to collect their documents to be shredded. The schedule is completely up to the company - there's no minimum or maximum frequency for shredding collections. Paper to be destroyed is normally collected in the office in lockable consoles, which we also can provide

  • Can I watch my documents being shred?

    Absolutely! Our shredding location in Leicester allows for you to observe your documents being shred. This service is available by appointment - more information on watching your paper being shred

  • What happens to paper after shredding?

    Once your documents are shredded, they're mixed with other shredded papers, baled and then recycled - you may end up with your shredded documents as your loo roll or kitchen paper!

  • How do I prepare my documents for shredding?

    You don't need to remove any staples, clips or binders before shredding

    Simply place your shredding in an archive storage sized box, one of our shredding bags, or a strong bin bag

    If you're using one of our secure shredding consoles, just place your documents to be shred inside and we'll do the rest for you when we collect your shredding

  • What happens to paper after shredding?

    Once your documents are shredded, they'll be recycled - you may end up with your shredded documents as your loo roll or kitchen paper!

  • Wouldn't using my own shredder be cheaper and easier?

    Anyone can buy a small shredder for £30 - but you should consider several things before choosing this route. In general, most home and business shredding machines do not shred your documents in a way that cannot be put back together again, either by hand or by software

    Consider the time it takes to shred papers one or two at a time - and the mess!

    How will you dispose of the shredded paper, and where will you store it before disposing of it? Using a personal shredder and putting the shredded paper into your rubbish or paper recycling collection bins still leaves you exposed to risk, as the paper can be reassembled either manually or using software. Some people like to shred documents as they go using a small machine, and then have us shred it again for added security

  • Can shredded paper be put back together?

    In general, most home and office shredding machines do not shred your documents in a way that cannot be put back together again, either by hand or by software that's readily available online

    shredded documents can be reassembled

    The image above shows paper from an office shredding machine - it took just a few minutes to reassemble the paper (much like a jigsaw puzzle) and be able to read the contents!

  • How large are the shredded pieces?

    Our shredding machine produces 16mm random length cross cut shredding, which is then mixed with other shredding, baled, and sent for recycling

  • How much does a shredding sack hold?

    Our shredding sacks hold roughly 12-13 kilos of paper to be shredded

  • What type of shredding bags do you provide?

    Our shredding sacks are reusable nylon hessian bags, which are sealed with a security tag at your premises, and only opened when the contents are emptied into the shredding machine. We've found these sacks are the most environmentally friendly method, as they can be used repeatedly

  • Do I need to use your shredding bags for my shredding?

    We will accept your documents to be shred in cardboard boxes (roughly the size of an archive storage box), and your own bags. If using your own bags, please ensure they are secure as some bin bags easily tear under the weight of the paper and sharp edges

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Secure document shredding Greater Manchester
Bradshaw Shredding
Suite 200, Marshall Stevens Way
Stretford, Manchester M17 1PP
0161 246 2490


Secure document shredding West Midlands
Bradshaw Shredding
Unit 16, Forge Trading Estate
Halesowen, B62 8TP
0121 221 2195


Secure document shredding Staffordshire
Bradshaw Shredding
Drummond Road,
Astonfields Industrial Estate
Stafford, ST16 3HJ

01785 318883

Secure document shredding East Midlands
Bradshaw Shredding
6 Vitruvius Way
Unit 2C
Leicester, LE19 1WA

0116 201 9561

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