Frequently Asked Questions
How much does document shredding cost?
The cost of document shredding services depends on the size of your job, where you are located, the service option you choose and more. Mobile shredding services tend to charge around $130 per visit to shred your documents onsite. Offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $110.
What is mobile shredding?
Mobile shredding is a service option that allows you to witness the shredding process. A shred truck drives to your location and your files are shredded onsite while you watch.
What is offsite shredding?
Offsite shredding is a service option that shreds your documents at a secure, centrally located facility.
How much paper do I have to shred?
A standard bankers box holds roughly 30 lbs of paper or 2,500 sheets of paper.
Can I drop off my paper to be shredded?
There are thousands of drop off shredding centers located throughout the nation. We do not accept paperwork that is dropped off at our location, but we would be happy to direct you to the drop off center nearest to your location. Call us at (281) 968-4349 for more information.
What is a certificate of destruction?
A certificate of destruction outlines the details of the shredding process. Basic information included in these certificates includes when and where the shredding was performed, terms and conditions, a notice of transfer of custody, and a witness’ signature.
Ask your shredding provider if they provide certificates of destruction if you want one for your records.
What is HIPAA?
Enacted in 1996, HIPAA is legislation designed to simplify and standardize healthcare industry processes. There are a few rules within this legislation that determine security guidelines for healthcare organizations to follow or face fines that can reach as high as $1.5 million.
What is FACTA?
Enacted in 2003, FACTA protects customer data collected by businesses across industries. This rule requires organizations to have written procedures regarding the handling of private information, provide regular employee training on these procedures, and engage in proper disposal of sensitive files and media.
Why shred documents?
Shredding documents that contain private information keeps you safe. Identity theft is becoming one of the biggest crimes in the United States, and individuals need to take preventative measures to keep it at bay.
Businesses are required to safely handle and dispose of sensitive information they have on employees and customers, so businesses are required by law to take measures to protect their information, and shredding files is great means of doing this.
Have More Questions About Document Shredding Services?
Houston Paper Shredding is dedicated to helping customers find the right document shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on a variety of secure shredding services in your neighborhood.
Call us at (281) 968-4349 or fill out our form on the left for free quotes on a customized shredding service option that will meet your needs. We are happy to answer any questions you have to help you get your shredding project started off on the right foot.