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You’ve brought in the experts to shred your confidential documents, but then you wonder—what happens to all that paper now? Where does it go?

The short answer is that all shredded paper is recycled.

All paper is made of fibers. The longer the fiber, the more valuable the paper is during the recycling process. The fibers in office paper are long and therefore more valuable as recyclable material and can be used for a wider variety of products. As paper is recycled over and over, the fibers become shorter and are then used for tissue or toilet paper.

Shredding documents shortens the fibers in office paper, which makes it mixed-grade paper, still recyclable but not accepted by all recycling service providers.

This is another great reason to use Document Destruction instead of dealing with shredding your personal or business documents yourself. In addition to shredding your documents on site, we also handle the recycling process so you never have the inconvenient discovery that your recycling service provider won’t take your shredded paper.

Otherwise your shredded paper could end up in the landfill instead of being reused.

We understand your desire to protect the confidentiality of your company or personal life as well as the environment, which is why we make sure that shredding sensitive documents is easy, safe, and environmentally friendly. The Document Destruction team has never had a security breach, so you know your company is in good hands when you hire our professionals to shred your documents. And we work directly with local municipalities to give your old documents new life through recycling.
If you’re interested in protecting both your company’s confidential information and our environment, give us a call. We’ll help you discover the reasons why hiring Document Destruction to handle your company’s shredding services is a smart move.