Step 3: Fill Your Sacks
There is no need to remove staples, paper clips or take the paper out of manila folders! All of this can be handled by the secure shredding centre. All you have to do is stack the paper, card, bank statements or sensitive documents in the sack, seal it up (the sacks are self-sealing) and book your collection date.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a sack hold?
When carefully filled our Eco-SHRED sacks contain a pile of A4 paper approximately 15 inches high.
It is around 4 reams of paper and up to 15kg in weight, which makes them manageable to
move around the home and for the delivery men to pick up.
What can I fill the sacks with?
You'll be surprised what our strong, industrial shredders can shred: all grades of paper,
staples and paper clips, metals fastenings, plastic/metal spines and spiral pads,
plastic wallets, folders, card, hardback diaries, cheque book stubs, envelopes,
catalogues and brochures, books, magazines, credit and debit cards, passports, acetates, x-rays.
We cannot accept lever-arch files or bulldog clips.
Will the sacks be opened?
Protecting your identity and the security of your confidential paperwork is of paramount importance and the
self sealing sacks are NEVER opened.
Once sealed at your premises, your sensitive paperwork remains safely contained all the way to a
CCTV-managed shredding facility. The sacks remain sealed and are shredded in their entirety.
Do I need to be home to receive the sacks?
We post the sacks via Royal Mail and they are dispatched folded, within a plastic wallet,
which is designed to go through your letterbox.
You therefore do not need to stay in to receive your sacks.
How long is delivery of the sacks?
For orders received by 3pm we dispatch the sacks via Royal Mail and they should reach you within
2 working days.