The story of Highlander
Security Shredding

Established in 2016

A division of Highlander International Recycling, Scotland’s largest independent paper recycling company, Highlander Security Shredding was established in 2016.

Covering all of scotland

Initially serving customers in West Central Scotland, Security Shredding Scotland, as it was known then. Became an instant success, and saw us quickly expand across the central belt.

Highest standards of security and confidentiality

This rapid development resulted in an investment of £150,000 in 2017.  So we could create a fully secure, alarmed, CCTV monitored shredding area. As always providing the highest standards of security and confidentiality.

Shredding 200 tons per week

Since then we have invested in additional specialist equipment and three industrial shredders. Which now gives us an overall shredding capacity of 200 tons per week – the largest in Scotland.

Shredding Facility East Kilbride
Our Ulster Shredder and conveyor
Highlander Reception and main entrance
Save the planet!
UKSSA member

Members of the UKSSA (United Kingdom Security Shredding Association) after achieving our EN15713. We hold several ISO accreditations, including ISO 27001, ISO 45001, ISO9001 and ISO 14001.

We work with all industries

Working with some of the biggest names in Health Care and the Automotive and Construction industries. As well as loads of independent SME businesses.  We serve all sectors from accountants and lawyers to veterinary services. Providing secure shredding services across  Scotland and Northern England. 

Domestic Shredding Services

We provide domestic shredding services and collect from households across Scotland.
You can also bring your papers and document to our East Kilbride Shredding and Recycling centre. Where you can watch as your documents are shredded.
Did you know, 100% of the paper we shred is recycled. 

More destructive than a great white

For confidential documents, security shredding is recognised as the best way of discharging all your GDPR obligations pertaining to data disposal.  With Highlander you also take care of your environmental obligations as 100% of the paper we shred is recycled into new paper products.

We collect confidential waste throughout Scotland. We offer a GDPR compliant, professional collection and offsite shredding solution, in our secure CCTV monitored shredding centre.  No messy, noisy or polluting onsite shredding trucks calling outside your premises. 

Trust Highlander Security Shredding to ensure that your documents “don’t come back to bite you!”

The Highlander Clan

We would be delighted for you to get to know a little more about our dedicated, hard-working (and youthful) staff.

secure shredding

Secure Document Collection & Shredding
Why waste time and money feeding documents into an inefficient and temperamental office shredder?
Why waste time and money and tolerate a large, noisy, inconvenient and highly polluting on-site shredding truck?
We can provide a fully secure, GDPR compliant collection and off-site shredding service which guarantees that “Your documents won’t come back to bite you?” You will be amazed at the savings we can provide your company!
Collected confidential material is directly and securely transported to our dedicated and fully secure destruction centre and all operations meet the standard of EN15713. The site is monitored by 14 CCTV cameras with the option for customers to personally view the shredding process at our specially designed, mezzanine viewing area!

come and see us!

If you want to find out more about our shredding systems or want to see your material being shredded in person so your documents we would be delighted to have you! We have a mezzanine viewing area where you can safely watch the shredding process.


We offer a professional collection and offsite shredding solution, in our secure CCTV monitored destruction centre based in East Kilbride. With no messy, noisy or polluting onsite shredding trucks calling outside your premises, all to EN15713 standards.