Frequently Asked Questions
How much does document shredding cost in New York?
The cost of document shredding services depends on the service and the size of your job. Mobile shredding services tend to charge around $130, while offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $110.
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What is mobile shredding?
If you want to witness the shredding process, mobile shredding is for you. A shred truck equipped with an industrial strength shredder drives to your location to shred 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. Your files are picked up from your location and transported to a local facility for shredding.
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How much paper do I have to shred?
A standard bankers box holds roughly 30 lbs or 2,500 sheets of paper.
Can I drop off my paper to be shredded?
There are thousands of drop off shredding centers located nationwide. 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 New York area. Call us at (646) 350-0526 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. Not all shredders provide this documentation, so ask your shredding provider if they provide certificates of destruction if you want one for your records.
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.
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.
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?
New York Document 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 neighborhood.
Call us at (646) 350-0526 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.