Advantages of Residential Mobile Shredding Services
Homes are built for people, not paper yet it seems we dedicate much of our residential space to storing old paper documents. If you work from home, you are bound to have stacks of sensitive business documents laying around the house. Even if your job is not based at your home, you probably still have boxes of paper stored in your garage or attic that you cannot toss in the garbage. When you’re ready to open up some space and properly dispose of your documents, residential mobile shredding is the way to go.
Residential Mobile Shredding Explained
There are clear advantages to using a mobile shredding service at your residence but first let’s discuss what exactly mobile shredding is and how it works.
With a mobile service, shred trucks equipped with industrial shredders come right to your door step. The shredding is done right in front of you guaranteeing everything is properly destroyed. The industrial shredder can destroy up to 7,000 pounds per hour ensuring no matter the size of the job, it will be done in a timely manner. Once the shredding is done, you receive a Certificate of Destruction.
- If you have ongoing shredding needs at your home, a contractor can provide you with secure locked bins to store your documents.
- A shred truck arrives at the scheduled time and removes your documents from the secure bins. For one time purges, your documents will be gathered and taken to the shred truck.
- The documents are then sent through the shredder. All the shredded bits get stored in a locked container inside the truck.
- You will receive a Certificate of Destruction that states the amount shredded as well as the date of shredding and name of the professionals who completed the shredding for you.
- The truck returns to the facility with the shredded documents where the paper bits are baled and recycled.
Mobile shredding is secure and simple. All you have to do is schedule an appointment and a truck will come right to your residence and shred all your sensitive documents. Imagine having a garage again or having space in your office for items other than paperwork. Make your home happy and use a residential mobile shredding service today.
Advantages of Mobile vs Drop Off Shredding
When it comes to residential shredding, you have many service options that all come with their unique pros and cons. Two of these options are mobile and drop off shredding. We have thoroughly discussed mobile shredding above so let’s briefly explain what drop off shredding is.
There are thousands of local stores 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.
We have compiled a list of the advantages for each service:
- The truck comes to you
- The shredding is done right in front of you
- If you have multiple boxes, it may be cheaper than a drop off site
- For ongoing service, locked bins may be provided to your home free of charge
Drop Off Shredding:
- Small volume jobs are usually cheaper
- Can drop off your documents and go – saving you time
- Secure as the paper is stored in a locked container
The list above gives some general benefits for each service, let’s look a little deeper at some of these advantages. The main advantage to a mobile service is the shredder comes to you. Don’t assume mobile shredding cost more simply because the truck has to drive to your residence as cost is largely dependent on the volume of shredding. If you don’t want to bring all your paperwork to a drop off site, a mobile service has a clear advantage.
When it comes to cost, both services are economical. Drop off locations usually charge a dollar per pound which for smaller jobs is affordable. However, if you have more than a few boxes, a drop off location could get costly. A mobile service charges around a hundred dollars for up to ten boxes. If you have anywhere from three to ten boxes, using a mobile service is comparable financially to a drop off site plus you get the convenience of having the shredder come to you.
The final gain a mobile shredder has over a drop off site is the ability to watch the shredding. With a drop off site, you cannot witness the destruction of your documents. If you want to watch your documents be shredded, a mobile shredder is the better choice.
Beyond the material discussed above, drop off and mobile shredding offer many of the same advantages. With both services, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction. You’re documents will also be stored in secure locked bins no matter what service you choose. Overall, both options are secure and affordable.
Another 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 only cost about a hundred dollars to come out and will shred up to ten boxes. 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.
Mobile shredding is a great option for a community shredding event. Shred Nations can help you find a shredder to come to your neighborhood and do all the work for you. If you just need residential shredding, we have a nationwide network of contractors that can shred your documents at your home.
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