Every home collects old tax documents, receipts, bills, and other miscellaneous files over time that contain personal information. If you only have a few files, shredding them yourself is an excellent way to dispose of your clutter while keeping your information safe.
However, piles or even boxes worth of documents that need to be shred don’t have to be away in your closets. Shredding them yourself may be too inconvenient. Fortunately, home shredding services offer affordable, secure, and convenient options for shredding small volumes of paperwork.
Watch the video below to find out more about how you can shred your residential files and keep your private info safe.
Simplifying Shredding Using Home Services
When it comes to home shredding, there are multiple shredding options. Each have a method to handle specific project sizes.
For smaller shredding projects (1–3 boxes, or 100 lbs), there are Ship ‘N’ Shred or drop off services as quick and easy options.
For larger projects (between 3–10 boxes, or 100–300 lbs), a mobile shredding truck can come to your home. Shred all your documents while you watch.
For purge shredding projects that are particularly large, pickup services are available to collect your documents. They transport them to be shred at an offsite facility.
Option 1: Ship ‘N’ Shred for Small-Scale Shredding
Ship ‘N’ Shred services are tailored for small home shredding projects, and are designed to maximize convenience, security, and cost-efficiency.
Ship ‘N’ Shred is as simple as filling up a box with your papers and scheduling a pick-up time online.
The Ship ‘N’ Shred provider comes to your home to collect the boxed materials, you’re able to track your boxes throughout the process, and you can access and download a certificate of destruction.
Like other off-site shredding services, the documents are taken to a secure shredding facility for destruction.
All shredding is done in compliance with industry laws and standards such as HIPAA and FACTA. You’re provided a certificate of destruction as a receipt to prove a secure process.
We price Ship ‘N’ Shred by the box. This means the less you have to shred, the less your service will cost.
On the other hand, shredding services geared for large-scale projects typically have a flat service price no matter how much paper you have.
Option 2: Mobile Shredding—Rent a Shredder to Come to You
Mobile shredders provide locking shred bins to store your documents in between visits. A slot at the top of the container allows you to drop in papers as needed. Bins usually hold 100-300 lbs.
With mobile shredding, a truck equipped with a built-in shredder comes to your location. They dump your shred bins into the shredder’s teeth while you witness the process from the curbside.
When your shredding is complete, you receive a certificate of destruction. It details location, date, witnesses to the shredding, and the chain of custody.
Option 3: Off Site Shredding—Have Your Documents Picked Up
Off site shredding is the most cost-effective service for large-scale shredding projects (10+ boxes or 300+ lbs).
Trucks come to your location to collect your documents in locked bins before they’re transported and shredded at an off-site facility—lowering the cost slightly due to the time saved.
Initially, we provide you with secure shred bins to store the documents you plan to have shred. Once the truck stops by to pick up your paper and has taken them to an off-site facility, you receive a certificate of destruction. Finally, we recycle the paper shreds.
Option 4: Drop Off—Skip Scheduled Shredding
Drop off shredding is another option for smaller projects. One of its greatest benefits is it doesn’t require scheduling like other services.
However, the tradeoff is that like the name suggests, drop off services are located in UPS and shipping stores and, meaning you’ll need to stop in for 5–10 minutes while you’re out running errands or on the way home from work.
Drop off is as simple as walking in, giving your papers to be stored in a locked container, paying, and walking out. The method is cost efficient for shredding a box or two. Most locations charge around $1 per pound so you’ll pay only for what you shred.
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Find solutions to your document shredding needs by filling out the form on the page, giving us a call at (800) 747-3365, or contacting us directly using our live chat. We look forward to helping you keep your private information secure.