Recycling Shredded Paper as an Eco-friendly Solution to Office Paper Waste

More business owners are beginning to realize that adopting eco-friendly measures is not only a wise business option, but also quickly becoming necessary. If a business wants to remain competitive and succeed in today’s market-driven economy, going green is a great way to accomplish this. One area that needs serious attention is dealing with office paper waste.


An average office worker in the United States uses up to 10,000 sheets of paper in a year. Multiply that by the number of office workers in all the businesses in all the cities throughout the U.S. and it’s little wonder that landfills are filling up faster than ever. Building more landfills is not the answer.


Shredding with a Purpose

A Shred Ahead has chosen to be part of the solution rather than compound the problem of office paper waste. We are a 10 year-old company that started out as a small two-family business venture, eventually growing to become one of the largest shredding companies in the South today. We work with a reliable network of qualified paper mills to recycle your shredded business documents safely and securely. Together with our customers, we have saved over 22,000 cubic yards of landfill, a hundred thousand trees and at least 44 million gallons of water in the past year alone.


With the ever-increasing threat of identity theft as well as commercial and political sabotage, shredding documents with sensitive and confidential personal or business information is a sensible and prudent step for every organization to take. A Shred Ahead takes this necessary step to a whole new level by responsibly recycling shredded paper from their clients’ offices without breaching any safety or security protocols in the process. As it turns out, protecting our customers’ privacy is not only good business; it is also good for Mother Earth.

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