FAQ's

What is the minimum amount that can be collected?

We are able to collect small numbers of bags right up to full multiple lorry loads of all materials.

How flexible are the Printwaste Recycling & Shredding collections?

Our collections are very flexible, with the option of a regular service, a one-off collection, or you can call a member of our team when you require your next collection. 

What do Printwaste actually recycle?

We think you will be surprised at the endless possibilities of recycling, click here to find out more!

Which industry and business sectors do you deal with?

We welcome enquiries and customers from all types of businesses, industry sectors, and organisations including local NHS, local and central government, legal, and financial establishments.

What geographical areas do you cover?

Based in Gloucestershire, we cover a large area from the West Midlands through to North Somerset, South Wales, Oxon, Wiltshire, and on to the South Coast. As a member of 'The Shredding Alliance' (TSA) we are able to assist with your secure data shredding requirements throughout the UK.

Can we put cans and plastic bottles in the same bag?

Yes, we have machinery that can separate these two waste products.

Do you provide bins and other storage solutions?

We can supply all styles of internal bins which include stylish lockable security consoles for secure data to match any office interior. External bins including wheeled lockable bins to large 35 cubic yard hook lift bins for bulk collections of recyclable materials are also available.

How many vehicles do you have?

We have a large fleet of vehicles which includes on-site mobile shredding lorries, hook lift HGVs and long wheel base panel vans.

Will I be able to generate a revenue for my waste materials?

If the volumes and baled material meets the required levels, then we can discuss ways to generate a rebate for you and your business. A site visit from one of our trained specialists will be able to confirm how this will be of benefit to you.

How long have Printwaste been recycling?

We have 30 years' experience within the recycling and waste management industry.

Are you able to clear all of my waste materials?

We offer a total waste management service that is committed to landfill waste reductions.

What sizes will you shred my document to?

We can shred from 16mm to below 3mm - what this means is that paper can be shredded from the size of a postage stamp down to an almost dust-like state. Contact our specialist team who will be able to assist you with further information about this.

Can you shred other products apart from paper?

We are able to destroy all types of clothing, from uniforms and branded products including shoes and all fashion items. We also shred hard drives and all media products including microfiche, click here to find out more.

What accreditations do you have?

Please click here to view our full list of accreditations and certificates.

Do you shred to BS EN 15713 standards?

Yes. Your assurance of this is included in the scope of our ISO 9001 certificate, and our membership of the BSIA.