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Easy step to a greener office or home this Recycle Week – get shredding!

Written by on September 24, 2019

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Recycle Week runs from 23rd – 29th September and of all the many, many awareness weeks out there (Talk like a Pirate Day you say? National G&T Day anyone? Actually yes, count us in on that last one) it’s one which really engages with people as we all try to do our bit for the environment.

Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week aims to get people to think about how they can make more of a conscious effort to recycle. The website is full of ways to get involved. Apparently 60% of us are recycling more than we were a year ago, due to our concerns about the environment – but there’s still a long to go. Especially when you hear scary statistics like 2050 being the year there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans.

One great way both individuals and businesses can do their bit is to have a paper clear out – and make sure it all gets properly recycled. So many offices just have bins under desks and everything gets thrown in together – confidential waste and all. At McCarthy’s Safe Shred we can provide lockable consoles where confidential waste can be kept securely, before being collected at your convenience by one of our vans.

It’s a must for GDPR reasons, but it’s also great for environmental ones too. We bring the paper to our warehouses where it is handled confidentially by our uniformed members of staff. It goes through industrial shredders which completely destroy any information contained within, before being bailed up. We then work with a UK-based recycling company who work their magic and use your old emails, invoices and HR records to create paper towels, toilet rolls and many other items. We even provide you with a certificate of destruction so you have confirmation of your paperwork’s journey into its next life! We can work on a regular basis – some clients like us to come in weekly or monthly – or we can work on an ad hoc basis when you’re having a clear out. Recycle Week is a great time to have one of those!

We also work with individuals – so if you have a load of paper you need to shred, we can provide a sack for you to fill and seal, which we then shred for you and send off for recycling. Saves you having to feed it into a domestic shredder one sheet at a time (and ours don’t tend to overheat every two minutes!) and also saves space in your recycling bin!

Paper recycling isn’t the only kind we offer – we also recycle your electronic items such as hard drives, laptops, mobiles, USBs and DVDs – anything where you might be worried about confidential information contained on it. It’s not enough to wipe them and bin them – a clever hacker would still be able to retrieve the information. We carefully get rid of all data and then dispose of the items securely in accordance with the WEEE Directive. Electronic shredding of a kind!

So, if you want to take some easy steps towards a greener future this Recycle Week, why not get in touch?


Your Self Storage Experience So Far

I’ve been using McCarthy’s for a long time now, and am more than happy with my storage unit. The units are very accessible and always clean and tidy. The helpful staff are always on hand if you need any assistance. Wendi in particular has been a pleasure to deal with and extremely efficient.

5 Stars
Your Self Storage Experience This Far - York

Their service was above and beyond as Wendi and her husband drove to the York site on Sunday afternoon to accommodated my son with his storage room as we were traveling from Glasgow to South Wales via York to drop off his belongings for university.

5 Stars
Your Removal Experience

We had the packing and moving service, they were very professional, polite and did a great job. They didn't just put everything in the boxes they held back things like filler or legal documents in case we might need them. There was also a delay in getting into the new house and they were very patient and didn't complain. Made things a huge amount less stressful for us. I would highly recommend.

5 Stars

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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals: 0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000

Storage: 0113 26 26 500

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00