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Question DetailsAsked on 2/19/2014

who handles shredding of business documents at the lowest price

in area 91302

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For small quantities, probably taking it to your local FedEx or Brown store or similar Mail Boxes type place, or the office services desk at office box stortes like OfficeMax - if you call ahead, usually they will make an appointment if you want to stand by while it is done to actually see it done, otherwise just a dropoff thing.

For large quantities - say at least 5 bankers boxes worth at least - if you can haul it, probably a commercial archive storage facility - they have high volume shredders for timed destruction of corporate files.

If you have at least 10-20 boxes or more worth, then a travelling shredding company who brings their truck to you and shreds inthe truck sitting in your driveway probably cheapest, but make absolutely sure they use cross-cut (confetti) shredding, not just strip shredding. There have been a few cases of guys like this who shred, and if they see a likely target, keep the bags of shredded paper rather than burning or dumping it, and then try to reassemble to get credit card and bank account info off it.

Allthese type places can handle staples - larger ones occasional regular paper clips and in the largest cases metal strip binder file folders as well - call ahead if you do not intend to strip out all metal other than staples. Some also restrict the tyvek or nylon mailing envelopes, as they wrap around the cutter rollers something terrible and melt onto the bearings.

None of these are "cheap" - roughly $1-1.50/lb - so about $30-45/box full.
If you don't have more than a few boxes to do, buy about a $80 one yourself at OfficeMax or such, which would handle about 8-12 pages, and just sit for 15 minutes a night for a week or two and do it - then you could do it in the future as needed and keep up with it.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD



How much stuff are we talking about?

Those box trucks with the shredders on them are fun to watch.

Answered 6 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions

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