Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost?

Depending on the service you choose and the size of your job the cost of document shredding fluctuates. 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.

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What is mobile shredding?

Mobile shredding is a service that allows you to witness the shredding process. A shred truck equipped with an industrial strength shredder drives to your location and your files are shredded onsite while you watch.

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What is offsite shredding?

Offsite shredding is a service option that shreds your documents at a secure Philadelphia based facility. Your files are picked up from your location and transported by professionals for secure destruction.

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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 papers to be shredded?

Thousands of drop off shredding centers are sprinkled 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 nearest drop off center in Philadelphia. Call us at (856) 334-1735 for more information.

Certificate of Destruction for proper shredding service procedures
What is a certificate of destruction?

This certificate outlines the details of the shredding process. Basic certificates include information such as where and when the shredding was performed, terms and conditions, notice of transfer of custody, and a witness’ signature. 

Not all shredders offer these, so 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 a piece of legislation designed to simplify, standardize, and solidify healthcare industry processes. Several rules within this legislation determine security guidelines that healthcare organizations must 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 policies  regarding the safe handling of sensitive information, provide regular employee training on their procedures, and engage in the proper disposal of private media and files.

Why shred documents?

Shredding documents that contain private information keeps you safe. If you are an individual, you may have experienced or know someone who has experienced identity theft, and you know that it can take years to recover from.

Businesses are required to safely handle and dispose of sensitive information they have on customers and employees, 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 Shredding Services?

Philadelphia Paper Shredding is dedicated to helping customers find the right document shredding solution. We offer free quotes on a variety of services in your neighborhood.

Call us at (856) 334-1735 or fill out our form for free quotes on a customized shredding option that will meet the needs of your specific project. We are happy to answer any questions you have to help you get your shredding project started off right.