Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost?

Costs of paper shredding services in Chicago
The cost of document shredding services depends on a variety of factors including the service you choose, where you are located, and the size of your job. Mobile shredding services charge on average around $130 per visit, while offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $110.

What is offsite shredding?

Offsite shredding services shred your files at a secure facility along with thousands of other documents. Your documents are picked up from your location and transported to a facility for shredding.

Learn more about offsite shredding services in Chicago.

What is mobile shredding?

Mobile shredding is a service that allows you to watch as your documents are destroyed. A shred truck equipped with an industrial strength shredder drives to your location and your files are shredded onsite.

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How much paper do I have to shred?

How much paper do you 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 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 the greater Chicago area. Call us at (773) 922-1493 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. This rule, established in 2003, 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.

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA regulates information security in the healthcare industry in Chicago.
Enacted in 1996, HIPAA is a piece of legislation designed to simplify and standardize 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.

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?

Chicago Paper Shredding works hard to help customers find the right document shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on all types of services in your neighborhood.

Call us at (773) 922-1493 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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