There are several types of shredders that you can hire for your shredding needs, but when is it best to use a shredder and when should you simply dispose of things in a skip? That often depends on volume. If you have an armload of branches to throw away, there’s really no need to shred. However, if you are going to be shredding a large amount of waste, you probably want to streamline the process.
Why Use a Shredder
There are a few reasons to use a shredder for your project waste or business. These include:
Garden clearance: Are you working in the garden with a lot of branches and tree pieces to dispose of? If so, a shredder will turn these into small chips that can be used as mulch or compost. This drastically reduces the amount of waste by compacting it.
Waste management: In micro communities and neighbourhoods, it may be preferable to shred certain waste to reduce its volume and ensure that it can all fit into bins or skips.
There are many reasons to use a shredder, but it’s rarely cost effective to purchase one. Instead, you can hire a shredder when you need it and then return it until you need it again.
Destruction of sensitive information: Much like paper shredders, waste shredders can destroy things that would otherwise allow competitors to see what you have been working on. For example, if you have prototypes or models that you’ve developed, these can be shredded to ensure no one sees them.
First, look carefully at the waste you want to dispose of. How much do you have? Will it fit easily into a bin? If so, this may be the simplest way to get rid of it. However, if you have a large amount of waste, such as a big pile of tree branches that is several metres wide and a few tall, then you’ll need to dispose of it more efficiently.
In general, if you have more than a small skip’s worth of rubbish to shred, it’s best to just hire a shredder.
Which Shredder to Use
You also have multiple choices when it comes to choosing a shredder. If you’re not sure which one to use, just ask the company to recommend the best choice for your needs. However, in most cases, you’ll choose between high speed and slow speed shredders.
High speed shredders are best used for larger amounts of waste. If you have a high volume of waste to deal with, these shredders will tear through it rapidly. Those with slower speeds are ideal for wood or green waste and can be used for mixed waste as well.
Are you in need of a shredder? Cherry Hill Waste hires out their shredders for use on site. Contact us today for a quote.