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Your number 1 choice for paper shredding services

Highlander Security Shredding provides complete shredding services for businesses across Scotland.

Shredding Services

We also specialise in confidential document shredding and paper shredding services. Our security shredding service ensures that all waste is shredded within 24 hours of collection, minimising the risk of data breaches, costly fines, and reputational damage. Fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and GDPR, we are regulated by the ICO and audited by the ISO and the United Kingdom Shredding Association. With such a commitment to adhering to regulations, you can rest assured that your documents are in good hands. Our shredding services provide the highest level of security for your confidential information.

Paper Recycling

At Highlander, we offer comprehensive waste paper and cardboard recycling services across Scotland. Our solutions include regular collections of office paper, removal of printer waste and packaging cardboard, as well as office clearances. As a leading commercial recycling company, we can help you streamline your recycling processes with a range of bins, skips and containers, along with a flexible collection schedule. Our efficient services can help you save money and turn your waste into revenue.


Damaged and unused pallets can take up valuable space. With no minimum quantities, Highlander can collect wood, pallet and wooden packaging with minimum fuss. Speak to our team in Scotland to arrange a collection for your company. Our recycling services are available across Central Scotland.

Pallet Sales

We supply a wide range of new and used pallets to clients across Scotland. When you speak to Highlander about our pallet sales service, you get to enjoy great rates, quick delivery AND get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve reduced unnecessary pallet waste. It’s a win-win. Get in touch to find out more about pricing and deliveries.

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Product Destruction

We know how important it is for your brand integrity to keep old products off the market. We offer secure collection and transportation of a wide range of materials, and will ensure that you have all the necessary paperwork once your products have been destroyed. Our product destruction service is ideal for disposing of redundant packaging such as whisky boxes & labels, promotional items such as glasses, as well as clothing items and uniforms.

Drop Off Shredding Services

Sometimes it’s more convenient to just drop everything off. We want to make things as easy as possible, so simply fill any household bag and bring it to our shredding centre in East Kilbride. We’re open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm, it’s only £2.30 per bag and you can even watch it being shredded from our designated viewing areas.

Public shredding drop off point

Shredding and recycling waste since 2002

Highlander was founded in 2002 by business partners Brian Bingham and Stephen Duffy, as a competitive and reliable brokering service, before growing into Scotland’s largest independent paper recycling company moving into the former Hannay Wastepaper depot in East Kilbride in 2014.  We now offer professional, fully accredited collection services across Scotland for paper recycling, secure shredding of confidential waste, as well as wood recycling and product destruction, processing up to 1000 tons of waste per week at our depot.


Company founded

Founded in 2002 by Brian Bingham and Stephen Duffy to offer competitive and reliable brokering service initially exporting three containers of plastic a week to China.

Highlander paper recycling timeline

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First Scottish Document Management

“First Scottish Document Management Limited has had the pleasure of working with Highlander International Recycling for over a year. Secure and confidential destruction is vital for our business needs which Highlander International Recycling have delivered for us. They combine great customer service with flexibility and reliability. First Scottish would not hesitate to recommend them.”



Contact the team at Highlander  today for all your recycling and shredding needs.

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