You are looking into hiring a shredding company to handle the destruction of your company’s papers, but you’re looking to keep the price down without sacrificing quality and security. With a slumping economy these days, everyone is looking to stretch their dollar. Here are some tips on how to save money on your document shredding services.
It is cheaper to outsource your paper shredding instead of doing it in house at the shredding service, regardless of whether you choose in house our off site shredding. Off site shredding saves you money and time. The huge, industrial document shredders can destroy a huge amount of documents in just minutes. Also, when you consider outsourcing your shredding, you don’t have to take the cost of equipment into consideration. There is no cost to you since all the work is done for you at a secure shredding location. By hiring a shredding service to take care of your document shredding needs, you free up square footage to be used in ways other than storage. No more paying rent on square footage to store unneeded documents!
Another consideration when keeping the cost of your document shredding down is the location of the boxes with the papers to be shredded. If they are easy to access and load onto the shredding truck, there likely won’t be additional charges. However, if box after box has to be hauled either up or down or down flights of stairs, it is likely that there will be additional charges. It is important to note that fasteners such as paper clips, binder clips and paper clips can go through an industrial shredder. The one exception to this are three-ring binders. These must be removed before they go through the shredder. Some shredding companies can offer this removal service for an additional cost. You will have to take into consideration whether this additional fee would be worth paying, versus paying an employee to do it, instead.