Paper Recycling

We ensure that 100% of the waste paper we destroy is recycled.

Recycling paper is an important element in most business sustainability plans and when handled correctly, you're helping the environment and boosting your security.

When you have old documents that you no longer need, we come to your office to collect them or to shred them on-site. Between our mobile machines and the shredders on our own premises, we get through tonnes of paper every day.

We are committed to making sure that none of that paper goes to landfill, so we pack it into enormous bales and transport it to our paper recycling partners, who take it from there.

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How is paper recycled once it gets to the paper mill? Here is a step-by-step breakdown of the recycling process.

The recycling process starts with us grading the paper based on quality. This will determine whether it becomes office paper or tissue paper. After it has been sorted, the paper is pulped in tanks, washing all the inks off so the fibre can be reused.

Electromagnets are then used to pull out any metal debris, like paper clips and staples, before the fibres are cleaned and deinked further in a flotation tank. We then add a whitening agent, making the fibre clean and bright again.

Any water is removed by passing the mixture over a vibrating machine until the paper is half fibre and half water. Heat is then applied, reducing the water content further. When the water level is right, it is passed through a machine that acts like a giant ironing board, flattening it so that it can be wound into huge rolls weighing up to 30 tonnes.

The rolls are then divided into smaller reels or sheets or so that the paper is ready to be transported to wherever it will be used next. Different grades of paper are turned into anything from office paper, to tissue paper, to toilet paper.

Why choose our recycling service?

One supplier for your document management needs

We can handle your paper documents from the beginning to the end of its life cycle. We provide Shredding, Storage, Scanning and recycling.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

100% of our paper gets recycled. We are committed to making sure that none of the waste we shred goes to landfill.

Turning your waste into toilet paper

All the paper we shred gets baled then transported to a paper mill. Ready to be made into toilet paper or other paper related products.

At Shredall SDS Group, our paper recycling is efficient and can seamlessly fit with your everyday practices. Contact us today to help turn your unwanted documents into paper related products that can be used again.

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Recycling FAQ's

Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions that clients ask about our recycling services. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for here, don’t worry – just get in touch.

How does the recycling process work?

All paper and cardboard that we shred is baled at our recycling depots and sent to an environmentally approved and accredited mill on the United Kingdom, where it's made into tissue products and new packaging material.

We can get through 320 tonnes of waste paper in a day at the Shredall SDS Group premises, and our mobile machines run at an output of 3,000kg per hour. That’s a lot of shredded paper, and recycling it helps to:

●Reduce future rainforest destruction

●Reduce energy consumption from the manufacture of new materials

●Reduce the amount of paper waste going to landfill

●Reduce the emission of harmful gasses, like methane into the atmosphere.

●Reduce future oil usage

●Reduce future electricity usage

To learn more about the steps involved in the process, visit our dedicated paper and computer recycling pages.

Which types of material do you recycle?

As well as paper and cardboard, we also recycle a wide range of electronic waste, which is sent to our WEEE-approved recycling partner.

Do you have any environmental accreditations?

Yes! Shredall SDS Group is ISO 14001-certified, demonstrating our commitment to continual improvement in environmental best practice and the prevention of pollution.

Our yearly audits for this accreditation also take into account our other work beyond recycling, such as our use of a compliant and well-maintained fleet of transit vehicles.