Shred-X offers nationwide document destruction and paper recycling services. Through our Australian Paper Recycling initiative, we are able to repurpose 98.5% of all paper products.
If you’re not sure whether to recycle or destroy your documents, Shred-X can help you decide which method of paper disposal would best suit your needs.
What Is Paper Recycling?
A paper recycling service is very different from a secure document destruction service. Paper recycling involves collecting, baling (a process that prepares paper for transport), and shipping paper to mills in Australia and overseas. After reaching its destination, the paper can then be repurposed into other products. Designed to help you achieve environmental best practice, our paper recycling service can reduce your carbon footprint.
It’s important to note that this service is not designed to protect your privacy. Conversely, our document destruction service offers a more secure disposal method. If you need to get rid of paper materials containing sensitive information, shredding them is the only option. Shred-X complies with strict regulations regarding the destruction of documents, so you can trust us with your confidential data.
Keep in mind that personal information can be as simple as hard copies of emails, orders, accounts and handwritten notes from client meetings and phone calls. Once the paper documents have been shredded, Shred-X partner with local paper mills, such as Australian Paper where the shredded paper is recycled into the Reflex brand of copy paper.
Who We Work With
Our customer base has grown to include large printing companies, government organisations, and smaller owner-operator businesses. Shred-X’s nationwide paper recycling and document destruction services can be tailored to the needs of individual organisations, allowing us to provide enhanced security and improved environmental benefits for each and every customer.
How Our Paper Recycling Service Works
No matter how much paper you need to dispose of, our paper recycling service won’t impact your daily business operations. To help you maximise your environmental sustainability, we endeavour to make recycling easy.
The goal of Australian Paper Recycling is to supply innovative and environmentally friendly services to businesses and corporations in order for them to better manage their recyclable and non-sensitive paper waste.
If you have non-sensitive paper products to recycle, our paper recycling service can be customised to meet your requirements. If you have sensitive or confidential information to destroy, our Shred-X secure destruction service is the perfect choice.
If you’re trying to minimise your impact on the environment, Shred-X is the perfect provider for all your paper recycling needs. To learn more about our paper recycling and document destruction services, contact our friendly team today.
How to Recycle Paper
While non-confidential documents can be recycled via general kerbside recycling waste containers, paper containing sensitive data or personal information should be securely destroyed before it is recycled. Unsecure disposal of personally identifiable information regarding your clients, employees, staff or operations is a risk which can result in your business breaching Australia’s privacy and data security laws.
Shred-X provide secure paper shredding and recycling solutions designed to protect your confidential information and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable world.
What happens to recycled paper?
Shred-X process over 40,000 tonnes of paper for recycling per year. Our paper recycling partners are Australia’s largest integrated pulp and paper making operations, recycling paper into new office Reflex branded paper and paper washroom products.
What can paper be recycled into?
Common products made from recycled paper include:
- Office printing paper
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Greeting cards
- Cardboard boxes
Producing these products from recycled paper reduces deforestation to obtain new paper materials.
What types of paper can be recycled?
In Australia, the following types of paper can be recycled via general/kerbside recycling containers:
- Deli/butcher paper
- Paper plates
- Phone books
- Cereal boxes
- Printing paper
- Milk and juice cartons
- Detergent boxes.
However, businesses should be wary of discarding anything via general recycling that could contain sensitive information. Documents or contracts with private information about your employees or clients can result in legal issues if leaked, and subject your business to financial penalties.
What are the benefits of recycling paper?
Recycling paper is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your business too. Through our recycling partnerships, Shred-X recycles 98.5% of all products processed through our facilities, and we will recognise your contribution to environmental sustainability, by providing your business with an Environmental Impact Certificate.
Some fun facts on the benefits of paper recycling:
Every tonne of recycled paper that Shred-X process, saves –
- 26 trees
- 10,551kWH of electricity
- 3 tonnes of carbon emissions
What is Shred-X’s paper recycling process?
Our paper recycling process follows a simple 4-step process:
- Customised solution – Shred-X provide a paper collection container suited to your needs.
- Collection – Shred-X personnel provide customised collections and tailored service frequencies based your paper volume requirements.
- Baling process – Documents are shredded and baled in the Shred-X facility to be prepared for transportation
- Recycling – The baled paper is transported to our paper recycling partners, where it is used in the process of creating recycled office paper and washroom paper products.