Cost of Shredding Services in New York
Shredding old files is a necessary part of any document management strategy. While security should be your top concern, but you are probably also considering the cost of your shredding project.
The price of a shredding project varies based on where the material is, the amount of materials you need shredded, and the type of service you choose. There may also be additional fees for special requests, such as weekend services or charges for transporting heavy boxes up and down stairs.
Some services will charge a flat fee, others charge by weight, and some charge by volume. Always ask your New York provider how they charge for shredding services so you know what to expect.
Estimate How Much You Have to Shred
Before you start shredding or get quotes on your shredding project, estimate how much material you have. For shredding service options that charge by weight or volume use these approximate guidelines:
- A ream of paper (2-inch stack of 8.5” x 11” paper/500 pieces) weighs about 5 lbs
- Standard letter sized file storage box (10” x 12” x 15”) weighs about 25-30 lbs
- Standard Xerox letter size box (10” x 12” x 18”) weighs about 30-35 lbs
- Long letter size file storage box (10” x 12” x 24”) weighs about 45-50 lbs
- Legal-size file storage box (10” x 14” x 24”) weighs about 55-60 lbs
- 33 gallon black garbage bag weighs about 35-50 lbs
- 13 gallon white trash bag weighs about 20-25 lbs
A simple test you can perform is to weigh yourself and then weigh yourself again while holding your files. Subtract the smaller number from the larger one and you have your magic number.
Average Cost of Shredding by Service Type
When it comes to shredding your papers, you have several service options, each of which charge at different rates.
Your documents are picked up and shredded at a secure New York State facility. Meant for larger shredding projects, this type of service charges around $119* but this price varies by volume. Call us at (646) 350-0526 for a more accurate estimate on your specific shredding project.
The most secure and convenient shredding service—mobile (sometimes called onsite) shredding services drive to you and shred your materials at your location while you watch. Designed for larger shredding projects that weigh in at over 100 pounds, this type of service charges on average$119* but this price varies based on volume.
New York Drop Off Shredding
These services are designed for smaller projects that weigh less than 100 pounds. Typically, these services charge by the pound, and the average price is $1 per pound*—but that fluctuates depending on where you are located.
Hard drive shredders typically charge based on the number of products you have to shred. Prices vary based on the shredding company and how they shred or destroy your hard drives. The typical range is anywhere from $3-$10 for less than 10 hard drives*, and the more devices you have the cheaper these services become.
Shred Events in NYC
Shred event costs fluctuate quite a bit, but a sure-fire way to make your shred event as cost-effective as possible is to ask for donations. Our New York customers have been more likely to cover the cost of their entire event when they ask for donations rather than asking for a minimum shred fee.
Get Free Quotes on New York Shredding Services
One of the best ways to ensure you get the best price on your shredding project is to get multiple quotes. We will get you several quotes from secure, New York providers for free so you can choose the option that works best for your organization. Call us today at (646) 350-0526 or fill out the form on the left to get started.
*The pricing mentioned above is only an estimate and is not intended to be representative of the pricing in any particular market. It is also not intended to be representative of the pricing that you may be quoted by shredding companies within our network.