Identity fraud is a serious crime that can take years to recover from, and unfortunately, it’s getting more complex. According to Javelin Strategy and Reseach, in 2018 the number of victims dropped from 16.7 million to 14.4 million. However, 23% more victims are personally paying out of pocket because of fraud.
Keeping your personal information safe is more important now than ever.
Residential shredding services provide an excellent means of safely disposing of old files. Bank statements, old rental agreements, receipts, and even junk mail all need to be shredded to ensure you don’t risk personally identifiable information (PII) getting into the wrong hands.
Whether you are moving or spring cleaning, using a shredding service that comes to your home to shred your files will help you quickly and safely dispose of identifying documents.
Residential Shredding Service Options
The service you choose mostly depends upon how much you have to shred, but you should also consider where you are located, as being farther away from the shredder can increase the price of your project.
For smaller shredding projects, drop off shredding is your best option. There are thousands of drop off shredding centers located throughout the U.S.—just find the one nearest you and drive your files over.
You will pay by the pound—the industry average is around $1 per pound, but prices vary.
A more convenient solution is having a mobile shred truck equipped with an industrial strength shredder stop by your location and shred your files onsite while you watch.
With this service, you get the convenience of the shredder coming to you and hauling your files out to the truck for you, and you get to watch the shredding process for extra security.
Mobile shredding costs vary from $75–$250 depending on your location and the amount of shredding you have to do.
If you don’t need to watch your files being destroyed, there are also pickup options. Having a shredder stop by and load your files into a secure truck to shred at an offsite facility is just as convenient. They will provide a certificate of destruction for your records.
Offsite shredding usually costs a little less than mobile shredding because the truck doesn’t have to spend time at your location.
If you only have a few boxes of files to be shredded but don’t want to have to take them to a dropoff location, this service is best for you.
It is extremely convenient because you box it, FedEx picks it up and delivers it to a secure shredding plant for destruction. You receive a certificate of destruction for proof that it was destroyed.
Ship ‘N’ Shred services cost around $30 per 30-pound box of paper and $45 for a 65-pound box of paper.
Get Free Quotes on Residential Shredding Services
Whether you have one box of files or a dozen, Shred Nations can help you find a solution. We have partners nationwide that handle all types and sizes of shredding projects. Call us today at (800) 747-3365, fill out our form, or use our live chat tool for free quotes, and find the service that best meets your budget and security requirements.