What is a community shred event?

By working with local authorities and charities Topwood provides a free shredding service for destruction of personal papers at local events. Members of public are encouraged to bring sensitive documents such as medical records, tax forms, banks statements and utility bills. Read on to find out more.

Community Shred Events

Shredding documents is one of the simplest ways to stop identity fraud. Bank statements, medical forms, old passports, pay slips and utility bills may all end up in a pile in the domestic waste bin. These documents hold your personal identity information. If confidential information is left in a publicly accessible place, like a domestic waste bin, there is a high possibility that your identity may be used without your knowledge.

We attend fairs, village shows, community Police events, and business fairs to provide a free community shredding service. We set up our industrial mobile shred truck for the general public to shred a few bags of confidential paper for free. There is no charge but any donations will support the nominated charities.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring sensitive documents to our shred truck where they are tipped into the industrial shredder to be cross cutwhile they watch. At the end of the day, the truck takes the shredded fragments away for recycling.

Our shred events are a convenient way to safely dispose of your sensitive information for free!

Our free shredding service promotes:

  • Awareness of ID Theft and Fraud
  • Active prevention
  • Aids the Police Service (Promotes awareness of risks and provides free shredding service to reduce risks)
  • Aids the Fire Service (Less stored paper in houses)

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