drop off

£1.50 per bag and no minimum charge
We offer a 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 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.

dispose of confidential waste securely

Our public drop off service is available Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. This allows you to dispose of any unwanted, confidential waste papers 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.

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, with parking available on the yellow lines 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 (standard archive box, and typically bin bag/carrier bag), 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 within 24 hours 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!

We GUARANTEE that our price will ALWAYS beat our competitors in terms of price, robustness, capacity, reliability AND security!


We offer a professional collection and offsite shredding solution, in our secure CCTV monitored destruction centre based in East Kilbride. With no messy, noisy or polluting onsite shredding trucks calling outside your premises, all to EN15713 standards.