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 $120 to $130 per visit to shred your documents onsite. Offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $90 to $110.

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What is mobile shredding?

Mobile shredding is a service option that shreds onsite, allowing 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 Northern Ohio facility. Your files are picked up from your location and transported to a facility nearby for shredding.

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How much paper do I have?

A standard bankers box holds about 30 lbs of paper.
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 U.S. 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 Cleveland. Call us at (330) 441-4260 to be directed to a nearby dropoff center.

What is a certificate of destruction?

Want a certificate that outlines the details of the shredding process? Basic certificates of destruction 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 HIPAA?

HIPAA is a piece of legislation enacted in 1996 that is 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 forces businesses to keep their customer data and information safe.
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?

Cleveland Document Shredding is dedicated to helping homes and businesses find the right paper shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on a variety of services so you can choose the option you like best.

Call us at (330) 441-4260 or fill out our form for free quotes on a customized shredding option that will meet the specific needs of your project. We'll answer any questions you have so you can get your shredding project started off right.

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