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 cost $130 per visit on average. Offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $110.
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What is mobile shredding?
Mobile shredding is a service that allows you to witness the destruction process. A mobile shred truck equipped with a large shredder drives to your location and shreds your files 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 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 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 located throughout the United States. Louisville Paper Shredding does not accept small volumes of paperwork at our location, but we would be happy to direct you to the nearest drop off center in Louisville. Call us at (504) 442-7078 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, a notice of transfer of custody, and a witness’ signature. Ask you, shredding provider, if they provide certificates of destruction if you want one for your records.
What is HIPAA?
Enacted in 1996, HIPAA is a piece of legislation 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?
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 files that contain sensitive 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 About Shredding?
Louisville Paper Shredding 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 area.
Call us at (504) 442-7078 or fill out our form on the left 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.