Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost?

How much you can expect to pay for 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.

Learn more about the costs of document shredding services.

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.

Learn more about mobile shredding.

What is offsite shredding?

Offsite Shredding Services in Phoenix
Offsite shredding is a service option that shreds your documents at a secure facility. Your files are picked up from your location and safely transported to a facility nearby for shredding.

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 Baltimore. Call us at (602) 325-0006 for more information.

How much paper do I have to shred?

A standard bankers box holds around 30 lbs of paper or 2,500 sheets of paper.

What is a certificate of destruction?

A certificate of destruction outlines the details of the document 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 shredding vendors offer certificates of destruction, so make sure to ask 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?

FACTA and other laws require businesses to protect the sensitive data they have on their customers and employees.
Enacted in 2003, FACTA protects customer data collected by businesses across industries. 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 files and media.

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 Phoenix?

Phoenix Shredding & Record Storage is dedicated to helping customers find the right paper shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on secure shredding services in your neighborhood.

Call us at (602) 325-0006 or fill out our form for free quotes on a customized shredding service option that will meet the needs of your project. We are happy to answer any questions you have to help you get your shredding project started.