Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost?

The cost of a paper shredding service depends on the service you choose and where you are located. Offsite shredding services run around $110, while mobile shredding services tend to charge around $130 per visit to shred your documents onsite. 

Learn more about the costs of document shredding services.

What is mobile shredding?

Mobile Shredding Services in Austin
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 is a service option that shreds your documents at a secure facility along with thousands of other documents. Your files are picked up from your location and transported to a facility nearby for shredding.

Learn more about offsite shredding.

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 places where you can drop off paperwork to be shredded across 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 shredding center in Austin. Call us at (512) 686-3121 for more information.

What is a certificate of destruction?

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 HIPAA?

Enacted in 1996, HIPAA was designed to make healthcare industry processes simpler. Several rules within this legislation determine security guidelines that healthcare organizations must follow or face fines up to $1.5 million.

What is FACTA?

Enacted in 2003, FACTA protects customer data collected by businesses across industries. This rule requires organizations to have written policies and procedures regarding how they handle sensitive information, provide regular employee training on these procedures, and engage in proper disposal of sensitive documents.

Why shred documents?

Shredding documents that contain sensitive information keeps you and your business safe. Individuals can shred paper to keep their personal details safe and avoid identity theft. 

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 Austin?

Austin Shredding and Records Storage is dedicated to helping customers find the right document shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on a variety of services in your neighborhood.

Call us at (512) 686-3121 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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