No, you do not need to remove staples and other stationery prior to shredding one sheet at a time as this is costly, time consuming and can pose a risk of a data breach. Our document shredders can shred through staples and all types of stationery. Failure to remove staples could jam your office shredders and causes burn outs. Using a professional shredding company like Topwood means our industrial paper shredders can tear through your confidential documents and personal information saving you the hassle of removing them. Read on to find out more.
It is likely that your files will have staples, paper clips, bulldog clips, treasury tags and other metal stationery keeping papers together.
Yes, our commercial cross cut shredders can cut through most things (including electronic data such as CD's, hard drives and even laptops - see our media destruction page for more information) ... so they can easily shred continuous printout paper, diaries, files and lever arch files - staples are not challenging!
We can provide document shredding services on an on-site or off-site basis. Depending on the volume of documents you have to recycle we can cater for all confidential shredding requirements. For high volume sensitive document shredding we recommend on-site, one-off document shredding. For smaller, more frequent document destruction requirements we would recommend our regular shredding service where we would provide confidential waste bins; either consoles, wheelie bins or shred sacks and collect or shred on-site on a regular basis. We would provide you with a certificate of destruction after every visit.