As guide, a contamination rate of 3% or less (by weight) is acceptable. If the contamination (of staples, bindings etc.) is more than 3% there is a danger the material can not be recycled and that may mean disposal charges will be incurred.
If you have lever arch files and ring binders we can shred them but we need to know in advance as not all shred trucks can handle these files and it is likely that the contamination rate is more than 3% which affects our recycling rates.
Watch our video below showing documents for shredding, staples and paperclips going directly into the shredder.
Topwood Ltd specialise in confidential document shredding either on-site or off-site, document scanning and
secure storage. Servicing the North West of England, North Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Chester, Wrexham and Staffordshire.