Environmental & Recycling FAQs

Can hard drives be recycled?

Yes, you can recycle hard drives. However, there’s no way to ensure that hard drives sent for recycling will not be accessed by information thieves. That’s why Shred-it’s hard drive destruction services apply the same proven, state-of-the-art, chain of custody protocols for hard drive destruction as we do for document destruction, ensuring safe, secure and complete destruction of your media.

How are Shred-it monitoring environmental contribution?

Shred-it is an environmentally conscious company that takes recycling very seriously. You can read more here about our Corporate Social Responsibility.

How is my paper recycled?

At Shred-it, our document destruction services securely recycle 100% of all shredded paper. After the paper has been securely shredded, it is recycled. This process requires shredded paper to be baled and then sent on to a mill. All of Shred-it’s shredded paper is securely recycled in Australia, producing pulp and high-grade recycled paper.
Find out more about the Recycling Shredded Paper Process.

When will I receive my Certificate of Destruction?

Once your documents have been destroyed, your e-Certificate of Destruction will be sent electronically to the email address provided.

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