Shredding Telford

With a Shrewsbury postcode prefix and a Whitchurch phone number Topwood is a Shropshire based secure shredding company with regular on-site and off-site document shredding services in Telford.

Shredding in the Town Centres

Telford is a large town in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin that incorporates smaller towns including Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley, Dawley and Priorslee. Professional businesses such as solicitors, accountants and financial advisors in the town centres have a requirement for both regular shredding and one-off bulk clearances of storerooms and basements. As well as shredding for professional firms Topwood service local amenities such as health centres and schools that need to regular shredding of sensitive personal data. Modern ‘paper-lite’ businesses like HMRC operating from Telford Town Plaza have a requirement for regular shredding – even with paper-lite policies such as shred-all policies and clear desk practices the sensitive paperwork needs to be shredded and recycled. We also offer media destruction and data destruction in Telford.

Industrial Estates in Telford

Halesfield was set up in the 1960s and its success was followed by Stafford Park. In 1979 Hortonwood was planned and following its completion Telford boasted over half a million square metres of modern factory space. By the mid-1970s inward investment from USA, Europe and Japan focused on high technology industries rather than the traditional metal and metal-finishing industries of the Black Country. Among the new arrivals were Nikon, Hitachi, Makita and office equipment manufacturers Ricoh who took at 22 acre site at Priorslee next to the M54 creating Telford Enterprise zone. Topwood provide shredding services for many of these world class brands where secure shredding of sensitive corporate data is a commercial priority.


As part of the economic recovery following 1992 Telford successfully attracted several large IT companies such as Capgemini and Fujitsu and there are Defence Logistics Organisation jobs at Donnington as well as the Shropshire Star newspaper based at Ketley. Shropshire based Muller UK is investing £10 mn in its plant at  Donnington Wood to double its capacity.

In 2018 Restore Datashred closed their shredding and recycling operation at Hortonwood. Their Telford-based customers are now serviced from Manchester which makes Topwood the largest professional shredding firm based in Shropshire.

Shredding Services in Telford

On-site Document Shredding

On-site shredding is where we bring one of our mobile shred trucks to you. Our uniformed, security vetted staff then transfer your confidential waste to the truck.

Off-site Shredding

The collection of confidential waste for off-site shredding is a totally safe method of paper disposal. Within hours of collection by our security vetted staff the waste is weighed and tipped directly into high security industrial shredders.

Regular Shredding

As part of this service we supply a variety of lockable confidential shredding waste bins. Regardless of whether secure consoles or wheeled shredding bins best suit your needs our regular shredding services ensure unwanted documents can be safely and easily deposited in your workplace.

Bulk Shredding

If you have a requirements to clear a backlog of material we can provide a one-off document shredding service. As our shred trucks have a load capacity of 6 tonnes and shred rate of 3000kg per hour we can destroy on-site over 500 archive boxes in a few hours. Our high speed industrial shredders can cope with shredding files and documents so for bulk clearance there is no need to remove paper clips, staples and other stationery.

Confidential Waste Bins and Consoles

Shredding Consoles

We can supply a variety of lockable confidential waste bins; consoles, wheelie bins or shred sacks. We can collect for off-site document shredding in our GPS tracked vans or shred it in Telford in our mobile shred trucks at your Telford premises.

Lockable waste bins and consoles are supplied free on loan as part of a regular document shredding service. This service is most suitable for organisations that have a regular stream of confidential waste and to comply with data protection regulations are shredded on a regular basis to reduce the risk of a data breach. Commercially sensitive documents are deposited into the locked waste bins until Topwood’s security vetted staff arrive on site to collect and shred the contents of your document shredding receptacle. If you need school documents shredding, legal documents shredding or any other type of document shredding, make sure you email us, call or chat online for a free quote.

Why Is On-site Shredding The Safest?

We recommend shredding on-site as this is the safest option and reduces the risk of a data breach. Topwood are:

  • ISO 27001: 2013
  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • EN15713
  • BS7858 – Vetted Staff
  • PD5454: 2012 – Principle standard to which storage services are supplied

On-site shredding guarantees the shortest chain of custody and so, by definition is the most secure option.

The new GDPR places greater liability on data controllers to prevent against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental destruction or damage, using the appropriate technical or organisational measures.

Having your documents shredded on-site removes the need to audit the controls and premises used in the off-site destruction process. Documents and media shredded on-site by a professional shredding company means the chain of custody is minimal which reduces the risks of potential breaches ensuring you are compliant with the new Data Protection Act which came into force in May 2018.


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Topwood Ltd servicing Telford

Topwood offer a shredding service in Telford every Wednesday. We recycle 100% of the paper we shred. Once your documents are shredded, you will immediately receive an e-receipt which is sent to your email address and then 24hrs later you will receive your certificate of destruction. Get in touch if you would like a quote for a shredding, storage or scanning service in the Telford area.

One of our shred trucks is shredding in Telford every Wednesday.

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How much does on-site shredding cost?

The prices for all of our confidential shredding vary according to the particular service and there are discounts available for high volume shredding. Our prices are based on fixed pounds (£) per kilogram (KG) as this provides full transparency. For our document shredding services, our mobile shred trucks weigh all material so we know exactly how many kilograms have been shredded and therefore provide invoices based on that amount.

What is a shredding console and what are the benefits?

A console is a lockable, confidential paper disposal container and is a secure and efficient alternative to using office shredders. Consoles, also called receptacles or containers, are supplied free on loan as they are an integral part of a secure regular shredding service. Each console safely holds up to 40kg of papers (approx 3 archive boxes worth of paper). Read on to find out more.

What is a dual shredding console?

Topwood’s dual shredding consoles are a new addition to the equipment and supplies for our regular document shredding customers. These consoles can provide customers with the benefit of storing both documents and electronic media safely in the same unit (in separate compartments) ready for when Topwood’s vetted staff arrive to empty into our mobile shred trucks.

Does your on-site shredding service provide a full audit trail?

Topwood have a procedure in place to ensure you receive a traceable, complete audit trial every time. From quotation, work orders, purchase orders and Certificates of Destruction to Waste Transfer Notes and Invoices, the Topwood Audit Trail is transparent and easy to follow.