When to Choose Residential Shredding Services

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Despite our best efforts, our homes often fill with more paper than we plan on. With taxes, work, school, and more, it’s shockingly easy to let the paper pile up. Residential shredding services can take care of all that built up clutter, and you can do it all without leaving your house. 

Residential Shredding Services Explained

When you choose residential shredding services, shred trucks equipped with industrial shredders come right to your door step. The shredding is done right in front of you, and you can watch as everything gets destroyed. An industrial shredder can destroy up to 7,000 pounds per hour, so you’re job will be finished in no time.

Residential shredding is secure and simple. It starts with a call, and then you set up a time that works for you. At that time, the shred truck will arrive, and if you have your documents boxed and sorted they can take them to the truck for you. Then, they’re run through the truck’s shredder, and once it’s complete, they hand you a certificate of destruction. Then, if you know you’ll need shredding again, you can set up recurring residential services.

Once they leave, you’ve got your space back!

Advantages of Residential vs Drop Off Shredding

how sustainable paper shredding balance security environmentIf you don’t have a large amount of paper, then drop off shredding might be a better choice. Residential shredding is typically done at a flat rate, with an average of $130-$175 for a  project of 1-10 boxes. If you only have a few boxes, drop-off can be an economical option, at prices of just $1/lb. Pricing for these will depend on your location, the size of your project, and more.

There are thousands of nearby locations across the nation where you can drop off your documents for shredding.

You simply place your paper into a locked bin at the store and then a shred truck takes the paper from the bin for shredding on a regular basis.

residential shredding services vs drop off shredding services

The advantages for each service:

Residential Shredding:

  • The truck comes to you
  • You get to witness the shredding occur
  • For ongoing service, locked bins can be provided to your home free of charge

Drop Off Shredding:

  • Small volume jobs are cheaper (on average $1 per pound)
  • You can drop off your documents and go—saving you time
  • Dropped off paper is secured in a locked storage container

Shred Events

community_shred_dayAnother factor to consider for mobile shredders is their ability to hold a community shredding event. If you have paper that needs to be shredded, your neighbor probably does too.

Having a mobile shred truck come out to your community is a great way to spread awareness of identity theft, offer secure shredding to the area, and build stronger neighborhood connections.

Many shredding companies offer shred events to the public. Depending on the company, people may only have to pay a small fee or make a donation to a local charity to get their shredding done. Most events are hosted in large, accessible places such as the parking lot of a local shopping center.

If you cannot find an already scheduled event, you could start your own. A mobile shred truck can shred a lot of paper for a good price. If you don’t have that much to shred, why not invite your neighbors to shred their paper as well and then split the cost.

Find Residential Shredding Services with Shred Nations

Mobile shredding, drop off, and community shredding events are a great way to handle your home shredding. Shred Nations can help you find a shredder to come to your neighborhood and we can help find local drop off locations near you as well. If you need residential shredding, we have a nationwide network of contractors that can help you to shred your documents at your home.

For more information or a free no obligations quote, give us a call at (800) 747-3365 or fill out the form to the right.