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.

Learn more about the costs of document shredding services in Seattle.

What is mobile shredding?

Mobile shredding services in Seattle are secure and convenient.
Mobile shredding 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 facility along with thousands of other documents. Your documents are picked up and transported to a facility nearby for shredding.

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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 paper to be shredded?

There are thousands of drop off shredding locations throughout the nation and dozens around Seattle. We don't accept paperwork that is dropped off at our location, but we would be happy to direct you a drop off location near you. Call us at (206) 319-0227

What is a certificate of destruction?

Certificates of Destruction outlines the details of the shredding process.
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 HIPAA?

Enacted in 1996, HIPAA is designed to simplify, standardize, and solidify healthcare processes. Several rules within this legislation determine security guidelines that healthcare organizations must follow, and if they don't, they face fines that reach as high as $1.5 million.

What is FACTA?

FACTA protects customer data collected by businesses. This rule, established in 2003, requires organizations to have written policies and procedures regarding the handling of sensitive information, offer employee training on these procedures, and engage in proper disposal of sensitive files and media.

Why shred documents?

Shredding expired files keeps you and your personal information safe. If you are an individual, you may have experienced or know someone who has experienced identity theft, and you know that recovering your identity is long, drawn out process.

Businesses are required to safely handle and dispose of private information they have on employees and customers, so businesses are required by law to take measures to protect that information. Shredding old files is great means of doing this.

Have More Questions?

Seattle Paper Shredding Service is dedicated to helping customers find the right paper shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on a variety of services near you.

Call us at (206) 319-0227 or fill out our form for free quotes on a customized shredding 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 off on the right foot.

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