What Is Purge Shredding?

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Purge shredding is the process of shredding a large volume of documents all at once. This type of service differs from recurring shredding services because it’s a one-time event, rather than an ongoing service option.

Both businesses and residences can benefit from purge shredding services whenever they have a large volume of documents to shred all at once. Shredding boxes of documents by hand in a commercial shredder can take hours and hours, whereas an industrial shredder can deal with large volumes of paper in just minutes. Purge shredding helps to save you time, and makes recycling the resulting shreds a breeze.

When Would I Use Purge Shredding Services?

    • You have a large volume of documents that all reach their retention date around the same time.
    • You don’t want or need ongoing shredding services.
    • You are cleaning out your home or storage closet and come across boxes of old records you no longer need.
    • You are planning to retire and no longer need old business documents.

Many organizations plan for a shredding purge annually, but you can request a one-time shredding purge anytime you have a large number of documents that need to be shredded.

Purge Shredding Services mobile shredding servicesHow Is Purge Shredding Preformed?

Purge shredding jobs are performed just like ongoing shredding services. You can choose when and where the work is done. Whether you choose mobile or off-site, a truck will come to your location, meaning you won’t have to spend hours gathering and transporting all the paper you need to shred.

Mobile Shredding

A shred truck visits your location and performs the shredding at your doorstep with mobile shredding services. There is no weight limit, and you can watch the shredding through a camera inside the truck. The national average is $130 – $175 for a project of 1-10 boxes. This does vary based on project size, location, and other factors. If you’re curious about the rate for your project, give us a call or fill out the form on the page. We can give you a quote within minutes.

Off-Site Shredding

Have your files picked up and transported to a secure shredding facility for a more economical offsite shredding option. There is no weight limit for offsite shedding either, but since the truck doesn’t shred the documents while you watch, it is less expensive than mobile shredding. You will receive a certificate of destruction once the shredding is complete to ensure total security.

Need Purge Shredding at Your Home or Business?

Shred Nations partners with a vast network of paper shredding professionals around the United States. We will get you free quotes from several local shredders so you can schedule the shredding service that works best for your schedule and budget.

Call us at (800) 747-3365 or fill out the form on this page to get your shredding project started.