Document destruction services are equipped with commercial or industrial-grade shredding machines
that are capable of not only shredding hundreds of sheets at a time, but these machines are able to handle such things as staples, paper clips, and even hard drives.
While staples and paper clips don't even phase commercial shredding machines, companies may have varying rules or requests about heavier binding materials such as spiral binding or binder clips.
Although the knives of the shredding machines are sharp enough to cut through these tougher materials, they tend to dull the knives far more rapidly than simply shredding paper, staples, and paper clips.
Removing non-paper materials from the shredding stream would be the best case scenario, but smaller items, especially in smaller quantities, don't adversely affect the machines.
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