What happens to the shredded paper?

From time to time we get asked questions like ‘What happens to my shredded paper?’ and ‘Where does the material go?’

After your confidential paper is collected, it is securely transported to our Destruction Facility here in Raheen. It is then loaded straight onto the conveyor belt and into the Industrial Shredder. We operate a same-day shred policy, so whether it’s On Site or Off Site, all material is securely destroyed on the day of collection.

Once shredded, it is then baled and shipped for recycling to the paper mills in the UK. Here, it can be turned into anything from kitchen paper, tissues, toilet paper etc. A destruction certificate is then issued along with the invoice.

By using our professional shredding services, you are not only eliminating the risk of personal information ending up in the wrong hands, you are also significantly helping the environment.

Stacks of shredded paper or recycling

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves:

  • 17 mature trees,
  • 7000 gallons of water,
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space,
  • 2 barrels of oil,
  • 4100-kilowatt hours of electricity, enough energy to power the average home for five months.

For more information on all our services please don’t hesitate in picking up the phone and speak with a member of our sales team. 1800 491 333

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Our qualified and experienced team are available for any query you may have.

DGD Shredding provide a national service for the destruction of paper, IT and textiles and work with some Ireland’s largest organisations. We have developed a reputation for providing a high-quality service that is extremely customer focused.

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Where we are based

DGD Shredding, Bay M1, Raheen Business Park, Limerick, V94 ED34

Our main office and off-site, cutting-edge shredding facility are located in Limerick, where our fleet of vans and highly trained Garda vetted drivers depart in the morning and return in the evening, providing you with same-day shredding service.