Only £1.50 per bag or box

Public Drop Off: a VITAL public service for secure destruction of YOUR confidential waste!

Highlander Security Shredding operate Public Drop Off service for confidential waste destruction, opening up our shredding services to the general public. At Highlander, we are always keen to work with the local community and our new public drop off service is a perfect example of this – being the only shredding company in Lanarkshire to offer our shredding services to both businesses and the public alike. This allows you to dispose of any unwanted, confidential waste papers – such as bank or credit card statements, utility bills, health records or any other sensitive material – in a secure, GDPR compliant, safe and environmentally friendly manner, completely hassle free! With ever increasing coverage in the media about scams and identity fraud, why run the risk of your personal details being stolen?

Only £1.50 per bag or box

Here at Highlander’s Public Drop Off service, we can help prevent identity fraud, and give you extra peace of mind that your documents will NEVER come back to bite you, because our shredding service is more destructive than a great white! Disposing of your old confidential paperwork, would normally be a time-consuming  and monotonous task, however we operate 3 industrial shredders, with combined  shredding capacity of 8 tonnes of paper per hour – no more need to worry about your household shredder burning out after a few sheets have been put through! Once the shredding has taken place the shredded paper will be baled for 100% recycling within the UK, so you are also playing your part in helping the environment. Our high security shredding processes and operations are fully insured, GDPR compliant and externally certified to EN15713 standards while also being accredited to all other necessary professional requirements within the industry. The depot is under constant CCTV supervision, with all staff completing pre-employment screening and Disclosure Scotland checks to BS7858 standards, so you can have total faith that your confidential, personal documents will be handled diligently, efficiently and effectively at ALL times!

You are probably asking by now:

"How does this service work?"

Well the answer to that is it’s a very simple, easy and friendly service to use! On arrival at the Highlander premises, you will see the Public Drop Off sign and office at the front of the building.  Simply press the buzzer and one of our friendly and professional advisors will allow you access to the main reception  where your bags will be taken away for destruction.

You will be charged £1.50 per bag or box, and will be given a receipt for your records, which also includes a Declaration of destruction which will be signed by the advisor as a way of guaranteeing the material will be shredded.  We also offer the option of providing a separate certificate of destruction for an additional charge of £1, which would be emailed to you on completion of the shredding as extra verification.  We can also provide you with confidential waste bags to use to store your paperwork.  These bags are available for a cost of £1 per bag and then a further £1 to return the bag to us for shredding your paperwork.

If you want to see the material being shredded, we would be delighted to take you up to our mezzanine viewing area where you can watch the confidential papers be shredded and baled personally!

Deliver your confidential waste in bags or boxes* to the public drop off office – We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

Pay for the appropriate number of bags / boxes delivered to us – We don’t have a card machine so would ask that you bring cash only.

Signed receipt and declaration completed, and a copy given to you.

The confidential waste will be removed to our dedicated, secure, shredding area where it will be shredded within 24 hours.

The shredded paper will be processed into a ½ ton bale which will be sent to an approved paper mill to be used in the manufacture of new tissue based products.

If a Destruction Certificate is purchased, this would be produced and sent via email within 24 hours.

If you want to see the material being shredded, just let us know and one of our shredding experts will escort you to our viewing area. *Typically black bags or standard archive, bank boxes.


For any enquiries on this service please feel free to contact the shredding department directly on 01355 241088 or email and we look forward to welcoming you to our depot in the near future!

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