What happens to shredded paper?

Topwood is proud of its 100% paper recycling rate. Once the paper documents are shredded beyond recovery they are fed into a paper baler at our site on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The baled paper is then graded and sent to UK paper mills for recycling in North Wales. At the mills the paper is pulped using water and the debris is floated off or removed with electro magnets.

The pulping process reverts the fibres back to their raw state by removing inks and other contaminates.

The water is then extracted from the pulp and the fibres are dried, pressed and wound onto huge reels.

These reels are then cut to smaller reels or sheets for printers and tissue manufacturers.

Shredded paper ready for recycling Shredded Paper ready for Recycling

Topwood provide high security on-site shredding in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Wrexham, Chester, Telford, Wirral, Warrington and many surrounding areas.

If you would like to find out more about our GDPR compliant shredding services, please don’t hesitate to get in contact via our online chat, email or call us on 01948 770 152.