Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does a Cardboard Shredder work?
There are 2 types of cardboard shredder available, those where you need to pre-trim your cardboard pieces down to a specific size and those that will automatically trim you pieces for you. Luckily, all the shredders offered by QCR have an inbuilt trimmer making them a highly efficient choice.
For those that do not have a trimmer, first you will need to flatten your cardboard boxes and cut into strips of the correct size to feed into the machine, this can be done quickly and easily with a Safety Box Cutter Knife. For those that do have an in-built trimmer, any excess will be cut off automatically. Once the machine has been fed with material, you will receive shredded cardboard that is suitable for packaging, animal bedding and more - at a minimal noise level. Corrugated Cardboard Shredders are perfect for businesses who wish to protect their products from damage but want to avoid using loose fill chips and instead prefer a cardboard-based void fill solution.
Some of our shredders are portable and so can be easily stored away when not being used.
2. Why hire a Cardboard Shredder to make packaging materials?
When shredded, cardboard is a great packaging material due to its cushioning properties and is more environmentally friendly than plastic alternatives such as bubble wrap. There are many different types of packaging materials on the market including loose fill chips, foam protection and air pouches however, they are often expensive to purchase. Hiring a waste cardboard shredder is an ideal way to reduce your organisations costs on packaging materials and also helps to reduce the cost of waste collection for scrap cardboard. If kept clean, your customer will be able to easily recycle or reuse the shredded cardboard packaging after they have received their order.
3. Can I use a Paper Shredder to shred cardboard into packaging materials?
Shredding corrugated cardboard requires a heavy-duty Industrial Cardboard Shredder. QCR has a wide range of different makes and models of machines to choose from. Our team of nationwide Waste Experts can advise which type of shredder will be most suited to your type of cardboard or paper waste, we also offer free product demonstrations to most areas in the UK (sorry, some geographical restrictions apply but for businesses further afield we can send you a video).
4. Can you tell me more about Cardboard Shredder hire UK?
Shredder hire is a great way for businesses to get a robust shredding machine without a large initial finanicial outlay and is a great option if you are a new business, unsure of your future requirements or keen to "try before you buy". Our team of experts can help you decide which Cardboard Shredding Machine to rent as it will depend on the throughput (quantity) of cardboard you want to shred, what type of packaging materials you want to make and how it will be used. QCR has a wide range of different types of Cardboard Recycling Equipment for rental and we want to ensure you get the right machine for your business needs. What's more we're also happy to give you a no-obligation demonstration at your premises so you can get your whole team involved in the decision-making process! All our shredding equipment hire customers benefit from:
- Free Delivery & Installation
- Free Breakdown Cover (except in cases where damage has been caused by mis-use)
- Fixed Hire Price (No CPI price increases during your contract)
- Free Shredder Servicing by our team of Safe Contractor accredited shredder technicians. They'll also come and help you in the unlikely event of a machine breakdown (providing it has not been caused by improper use).
When exploring who the best provider of cardboard shredder hire near you, you'll be reassured to know that from our 3 centres across the UK, QCR can offer the majority of businesses in the UK rental options on a robust shredding machine.
5. If I rent a Cardboard Shredder but our volume changes how can QCR help?
Commiting to a new rental contract when the outlook is uncertain can be daunting for any business. The good news is that with a QCR rental, you can upgrade to a larger machine during the rental period with no penalty. Put simply, if you rent a small cardboard shredder but want to upgrade to a larger shredder a year later (but you signed a 5-year deal originally), we can swap the machine over, you will pay a higher cost per month (as you now have a larger machine) but the remaining months of the original contact will stand (in this case 4 years) but there are no additional charges for amending your contract.
6. How can ecommerce businesses benefit from renting a Cardboard Shredder?
If you're still undecided, why not take a look at the QCR Customer Review below from a Online Retailer of automotive parts and accessories:
"When we realised QCR offered a machine which could provide us with free packaging, we jumped at the chance. I would recommend any online retailer to consider a cardboard shredder, as plastic packaging is expensive when dealing with hundreds of orders per day" - T.Ferguson, Online Automotive Parts, UK
We have also got any other customer reviews on our Google Business Page Listing.
If you have any questions, Talk to the Waste Experts here at QCR – we’ve got a wide range of options to help you to reduce your waste costs.