Paper Recycling in Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond
Shredall Scotland’s services don’t stop with shredding. Scotland’s zero waste targets incentivise every Scottish business to recycle as much as they can, and we want to help you meet the highest environmental standards by offering paper recycling from our Larkhall depot.
Helping Scotland recycle
From our depot in Larkhall, South Lanakshire, our fleet of state of the art recycling vehicles are able to make regular journeys to a number of locations across Scotland, including Glasgow (which is just half an hour away), Edinburgh, Livingstone, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Dundee. If you need us to travel further, you can also arrange to have us visit you elsewhere in Scotland and in the north of England.
How our process works
We can shred your waste documents on your premises or back at our Larkhall depot. Wherever we destroy your documents, our recycling service ensures that none of the waste material will go to landfill.
- Once we have shredded the documents, paper is sorted into different qualities.
- White paper is pulped in tanks to wash off any ink, then screened to remove any debris. The pulp is then cleaned further, with whitening agent added.
- It is then passed over a vibrating machine or through rollers which removes most of the water (which can be reused in the process) and the rest of the material is heated and dried to remove the remaining excess water.
- Eventually, the new paper is formed into massive rolls that weigh tonnes, and can then be quality tested and reused. Other grades of paper can go through a similar process, but at the end of the whole thing it is blown to create enormous reels of tissue, which can be converted into a number of products.
Get in touch
If you’re a business based in Glasgow or another Scottish city and you’re interested in our paper recycling and shredding services, we would love to hear from you. Contact us using the enquiry form below to start arranging the best service for your business.