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Recycling – Be Part of the Solution

Environmental Impact of Shredding

Shred North prides itself on delivering a cost effective, secure, confidential solution for customers who would like to securely destroy confidential material. Our business is keeping your information confidential and keeping you out of the news! However, we also believe that the only sustainable business model is an environmentally friendly one. Not only do we shred your documents, we recycle 100% of your shredded paper. This not only keeps you compliant in regard to confidentiality issues, this ensures that we are supporting your environmentally friendly goals as well.

We are very proud to have been awarded the PowerStream Green Award by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

When you use Shred North paper shredding services, you are contributing directly to the creation of a greener Ontario. On top of peace of mind that your information has been securely protected, you will be doing your part for more environmentally friendly business practices in our community.

Quick Facts

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves:

  • 17 mature trees
  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 100 Gallons of oil
  • 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity – enough to power the average Canadian home for 6 months
  • Recycling causes 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution
  • Recycling 1 ton of print or copy paper saves 2 tons of wood

Paper Recycling:

  • Saves energy
  • Creates jobs
  • Prevents emissions of many greenhouse gasses and water pollutants
  • Reduces the need for landfills and incinerators
  • Supplies valuable raw materials to industry
  • Stimulate the growth of greener technologies!

Shred North Green Initiatives:

Shred North Green Initiatives

  • Use the newest, most energy-efficient shred equipment
  • Limited Truck Idling
  • 100% of shredded paper and plastics is recycled
  • Wise use of energy in our plant
  • Selecting like minded Green Vendors to supply our products
  • Green Containers

Find out how easy it is to use a local paper shredding service today!

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