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Topwood Media Destruction

Media Destruction

Media Destruction

Ensuring our customers security is core to our business. We offer Secure Media Destruction and Data Destruction. Once destroyed the data can never be recovered.

Whether it’s hard drives, floppy discs, CDs or video/data tapes, every single piece of data that is received by Topwood for destruction is disintegrated beyond recovery.

Guaranteed Media Destruction

Topwood provides a number of services, including the destruction of hard drives, whether you would prefer them destroyed on-site or off-site at our secure premises.

Why is Media Destruction and Data Destruction So Important?

It is possible for a single hard drive or disk to contain thousands of files. It is not sufficient for a Data Controller to instruct an IT engineer to wipe information from electronic media. Information can still remain after deletion. For example, emails and online activity are still recoverable by those with the ‘know how’ and motive. There are often news stories involving some kind of data security breach.

Leaving commercially sensitive information, information about your clients, employees or the public on unwanted electronic media can have devastating consequences. Destroying data must be a thorough process and isn’t simply a case of pressing the ‘delete’ key.

The surest way to know that information can never be recovered from electronic media is to physically destroy it.

Topwood are experts in the secure destruction of data. Our low speed high torque industrial shredder cuts and grinds the media into tiny fragments until they pass through a screen (30mm down to 6mm depending on security requirements). Once powder-like the rendered material is sent to a smelter so it can be recycled.

"Our off-site data destruction is totally secure"

Types of Media Destruction Available from Topwood



Mechanical Destruction Shredding reduces items to small pieces which are approximately the size of a thumbnail. Doing so will eliminate the possibility of data theft and give you complete peace of mind that the media has been completely destroyed.



Disintegration using a 6mm screen mechanical disintegration cutting items into pieces until they are small enough to fall though the screen. Once complete the material is powder like – totally unrecognisable and with no possibility in anyway of being reconstructed.



By using a machine called a Degausser we are able to erase data from magnetic media such as tapes or disks. The Degausser changes the magnetic field on the media thereby permanently removing any stored information without the possibility of recovery.

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Collect or Drop-off

We can either collect from your premises or you can bring the material to us to be destroyed while you watch.

Proof of Destruction

Whether you choose for us to collect your media to be destroyed or you bring it to us you will be able to download a Certificate of Destruction.


120L Document Bin
The bins are red so there is no confusion with the blue paper bins
Top view of 120L Document Bin
The letterbox slot in the top is wide enough to allow the wide tapes / drives etc to be deposited
120L Document Bin
The bins have a lock so items cannot be removed, also the lids can be sealed. When the seal is broken in front of CCTV at Topwood it proves no one has tampered with the contents - then the CCTV records the seal being broken and the items going direct into the shredder.


For immediate delivery on any of our secure bins please call 01948 770 152 or request a callback.

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