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Shredded paper

Find out how to reduce, reuse, recycle or home compost shredded paper.


Use shredded paper as packing material to protect items of mail inside their parcel.

Soft shredded paper can be used as caged animal bedding.

It can also be used as an alternative to confetti.


Only shred what you need to shred, such as only parts of a document that contains personal or sensitive information.

Also, signing up to get electronic statements instead of paper copies is also another good way to reduce the need to shred documents.


You can take shredded paper to any Suffolk Recycling Centre and place it in the paper container.

Recycle as home compost

You can home compost shredded paper.