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Paper Shredding

an Essential service

A secure document destruction service is essential for any business, not only to protect sensitive information but to remain compliant to Privacy Laws and Data Protection Regulations.

Shred-X is nationally recognised as a leader in the secure destruction industry. Our 20 years’ experience and unrivalled credentials enable us to provide a wide range of best-in-market secure services including document destruction. We have attained the highest industry certifications including NAID AAA (National Association for Information Destruction), the standard-setting body for best practices in secure data destruction.

Shred-X’s capabilities include:

  • A national infrastructure of company-owned destruction facilities and service fleet
  • Federal-police cleared and security vetted personnel
  • A complete chain of custody



Providing secure document destruction (also known as paper shredding) is one of our core services. Shred-X don’t just shred documents – we guarantee their complete destruction. Partnering with us means never having to worry about data breaches that could result from documents being discarded in general waste or recycling streams.

Shred-X’s national infrastructure includes local operations and customer service teams in each Australian State and Territory, in both metropolitan and regional areas. We specialise in ensuring you and your company comply with the Privacy Act, which legislates that organisations securely destroy all personal information they have handled.

If you or your business generate hard copy documents that contain confidential information, the legal (and convenient) method of disposing of them is via a secure document destruction or paper shredding service. Shred-X will customise a paper shredding solution to suit your specific requirements and will ensure you receive the most secure, reliable and professional document destruction service.

Shred-X works with thousands of organisations and Local and Federal Government agencies across Australia. No matter what you need shredded or destroyed, we’ve got you covered.

the document destruction process

1. SECURE SOLUTION Provision of secure document collection containers to suit your specific requirements. Shred-X containers are easily identifiable and have a tamper proof locking system.

2. SECURE COLLECTION Federal Police-cleared & security vetted personnel provide customised collections and tailored service frequencies. Transported by Shred-X locked, alarmed, GPS tracked vehicles to the closest Shred-X facility.

3. CERTIFIED DESTRUCTION Document destruction in a secure & alarmed Shred-X facility under 24-hour HD CCTV surveillance. A Certificate of Destruction is provided for your records.

4. RECYCLING     Shredded paper is mixed, baled & transported to our local tissue and paper recycling partners.

5. RECYCLED BY-PRODUCTS              Shred-X process over 50,000 tonnes of paper for recycling per annum. Our recycling partners recycle shredded documents into new office Reflex paper and washroom paper products.

Onsite shredding: A convenient option

When choosing an onsite service, your confidential material will immediately be destroyed at a location of your choice, using one of our innovative secure collection vehicles. The Shred-X onsite service has equivalent certifications as facility based destruction i.e. NAID AAA certification & Certificates of Destruction can be provided for onsite destruction services.

Additionally, in 2021 Shred-X proudly added an ULTRA high security onsite shredding unit to our service fleet. This mobile document destruction unit features dual shred technology to produce a particularly small shred size, meeting the additional security specifications of Federal and State governments, defence forces and intelligence agencies.

Document Destruction and Paper Shredding FAQs

What is secure document destruction?

Secure document destruction is the irreversible destruction of documents and the information contained within. The most common and effective method of document destruction is using a professional shredding service to render documents unreadable and unrecoverable.

Secure document destruction provides individuals and businesses with a safe disposal method for confidential and sensitive printed files and ensures compliance with the Australian Privacy Act and international privacy legislation.

A document destruction service by Shred-X can protect your business’s intellectual property and data security. Contact us to make a booking.

How do I dispose of confidential documents?

The most effective method of confidential document disposal, is making use of a professional secure destruction company. While buying a simple paper shredder for your office may seem like an easy solution, this can become tedious for large volumes of documents.  Furthermore, ‘over-the-counter’ shredders don’t always shred documents to a high standard, meaning your business’s sensitive information may still be retrievable.

When you partner with Shred-X, confidential document disposal becomes as simple as placing documents in a locked container provided to you, and letting our security-vetted professionals take care of the rest.

Can shredded paper be recycled?

Yes, shredded paper can be recycled. Once paper is unrecognisably shredded, Shred-X works with recycling partners to produce by-products from paper recycling, creating a circular paper economy.

What are Shred-X’s document shredding prices?

Costs vary based on several factors including the volume and frequency of shredding you require. For a quote tailored to your business’s needs, please reach out to our friendly team.