What does your business do with all of the excess documents that no longer need to be maintained? If they are past the required period of retention, and there is no need for you to refer back to these documents in the future, do you simply throw them away?
Tossing these papers into a trash bin can be a dangerous game. This puts you, your employees’, and your business’s confidential information at risk of being stolen by identity thieves. Fraudsters will stop at nothing to obtain any information that they are able to take advantage of, so throwing them away can be risky business.
Not only is the threat of identity theft a factor, but neglecting to properly dispose of your confidential business files is also against the law. So, rather than taking the chance, be sure to utilize a document shredding service to ensure the safety of your information.
What if you don’t have the time to gather and transport the stacks and boxes full of paperwork to be shredded? The solution is easier than you think. A mobile shredding truck will come right to your doorstep and take care of the documents for you.
Because of the convenience of an onsite shredding solution, the cost is more reasonable than you may think. The cost of mobile shredding can vary based on the size and difficulty of the project. Shredding pricing is typically $1 per pound of paper needing to be shredded. The guide below can help you to approximate how many pounds of paper you have.
How many pounds of paper do I have?
The following are general guidelines for figuring out how much paper you have:
- A ream of paper (2 inch stack of 8-1/2” x 11” paper – about 500 pieces) weighs about 5 lbs
- Standard letter-size file storage box, measures 10” x 12” x 15”, weighs approximately 25 – 30 lbs
- Standard Xerox letter size box which measures 10” x 12” x 18”, weighs approximately 30 – 35 lbs
- Long letter size file storage box, measures 10’ x 12’ x 24”, weighs approximately 45 – 50 pounds
- Legal-size file storage box, measures 10” x 14” x 24”, weighs approximately 55 – 60 lbs
- 13 gallon white trash bag averages about 20 – 25 lbs
- 33 gallon black garbage bag averages about 35- 50 lbs
If you’d like a more accurate estimate, just hold the container of paper while you weigh yourself on your bathroom scale, then weigh yourself without holding the paper. Calculate the difference between the two.
What You Get With Mobile Shredding
Do you have an overwhelming volume of paperwork to be shredded? Compiling everything together can be quite the hassle, let alone taking however many trips necessary to transport everything to an entirely different location. Mobile shredding eliminates all of that. The truck comes to you and collects all your documents to be shredded. This helps save time and get the job done right away.
With other shredding services, you are not able to see your documents being shredded firsthand. Mobile Shredding is done on-site so that you can witness the destruction of your documents right in front of your eyes, giving you an even greater sense of security.
Certificate of Destruction
The mobile shredding contractor provides you with a certificate of destruction to legally document the proper disposal of your confidential documents. This describes the details of your service, including where and when the destruction took place. This protects your business in case of an audit or other legal troubles.
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Within minutes of receiving your request, you will receive quotes from local mobile shredding contractors so that you can select the company that fits your project or your office best.