Frequently Asked Questions
How much does document shredding cost?
The cost of document shredding services depends on a variety of factors including the service you choose and the size of your job. On average you can expect mobile shredding services in Los Angeles to charge around $130 per visit to shred your documents onsite. Offsite shredding services are often a little more affordable, running around $110.
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What is mobile shredding?
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.
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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 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 LA. Call us at (310) 606-2151 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.
If you want a certificate of destruction for your records, ask your shredding provider if they offer them.
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 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?
Los Angeles Paper Shredding has helped thousands of customers across LA County find the right paper shredding solution. We offer free quotes on services in your neighborhood to help you get started.
Call us at (310) 606-2151 or fill out our form for free quotes on a customized shredding option. We are happy to answer any questions you have!