As soon as your business has identified portable media waste, you need to ensure that it is securely destroyed. At Printwaste Recycling & Shredding, we have secure methods to give you the peace of mind that your data is permanently destroyed.

While paper waste may be steadily reducing, ‘e-waste’ is sky-rocketing. The average lifespan of a computer is now just two years as opposed to six in 1997. Most business computers hold confidential data that needs disposing of securely in line with the Data Protection Act. 

Deleting files and directories may not actually remove the data from the hard drive. Specialist software is needed, and sometimes full assurance that the data has been erased cannot be given. Physical destruction of the computer’s hard drive, and indeed any other form of data storage, is the only secure method of ensuring your data has been permanently destroyed. Printwaste shredding service will be able to reduce it to a confetti-like state.

By using Printwaste Recycling & Shredding for your media destruction, we give you peace of mind that your data has been destroyed securely, and in compliance with the Waste, Electrical, and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive.

Examples of media materials requiring secure destruction:

  • Audio tapes (cassette and video)
  • Backup magnetic tapes (of any kind)
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Floppy disks
  • Hard drives (of any kind)
  • Memory sticks/USBs
  • Microfiche, microfilm, mylar
  • Photographic negatives
  • Reel-to-reel tapes
  • X-rays

If the amount of
media waste
generated per year
were put on on a
train, it would go once around
the world!