Frequently Asked Questions
How much does document shredding cost?
The cost of document shredding services depends on the service you choose and the size of your job. 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 offsite shredding?
Offsite shredding is a service option that shreds your documents at a secure facility along with thousands of other documents. Your files are picked up from your location and transported to a facility nearby for shredding.
What is mobile shredding?
Mobile shredding is a service option 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.
What is ongoing shredding?
Shredding services can be completed as a one-time purge, and in some situations that is the most appropriate service option. More often than not, especially for business services, shredding is needed on a regular basis. Scheduling shredding services in advance can make the service more affordable as it is easier for the shredding vendor to fit you into their schedule.
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 hundreds 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 nearest drop off center in Houston. Call us at (713) 893-8056 for more information.
What is a certificate of destruction?
A certificate of destruction is a document that 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.
Ask your shredding provider if they provide certificates of destruction if you want one for your records.
What is FACTA?
FACTA protects customer data collected by businesses across industries. Enacted in 2003, this rule requires organizations to have written policies and procedures regarding the handling of sensitive information, provide regular employee training on these procedures, and engage in proper disposal of sensitive paperwork and media.
What is HIPAA?
Enacted in 1996, HIPAA was designed to simplify, standardize, and solidify healthcare industry processes. Several rules within this legislation outline security guidelines that healthcare organizations must follow or face fines that can reach as high as $1.5 million.
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 in Houston?
Houston Document Shredding has helped hundreds of customers find the right document shredding solution. Get free quotes on a variety of services near you.
Call us at (713) 893-8056 or fill out our form on the left for free quotes on a customized shredding option that will meet the needs of your project. We’ll any questions you have to help get your shredding project started off on the right foot.