Confidential Waste Disposal

Need a reminder of what type of paper products you can shred and recycle using your Shred-it confidential waste shredding consoles? See below for our guide to confidential waste shredding

What type of materials can be disposed of by Shred-it?

Most colours, weights and grades of paper can be shredded and recycled. Please ensure our white bags only contain the following:

  • Confidential documents
  • Coloured paper
  • Envelopes
  • Expandable files
  • Newspapers and magazines
Staples and paper clips are also ok to include.


What type of paper materials cannot be disposed of by Shred-it and should not be included in our white bags?

  • Batteries
  • Sharp objects
  • Ink cartridges
  • Large metal objects
  • Food, glass, cans etc.
  • Pressurised containers
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Syringes
  • Electrical items and telephones

Confidential Waste Disposal Poster

Download this handy poster as a simple reminder for you and your staff about what paper products can be shredded as part of your confidential waste disposal programme, plus what items you should avoid putting in your consoles to help minimise contamination for recycling purposes.  Some clients like to stick a copy on or near their consoles as a permanent reminder for everyone!

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