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


0161 246 2490

North West

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When shredding paper, what can't be shred?

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

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How may we help with your paper shredding needs?

Our frequently asked questions about shredding cover many of the commonly asked questions about shredding. Or, if you prefer, you can ring our offices or contact us - we're glad to help!

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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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