How Much Does a Shredding Service Cost?

Shredding services are provided to companies and/or individuals who need their outdated documents and sensitive files destroyed.  Since it could take hours or days to shred piles of paper with a household shredder, shredding services can bring in customized trucks or you can bring it to their location to shreds hundreds of papers within minutes on the spot.

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How much is it?

CompanyAverage Price
FedEx Kinkos- $0.79 per pound
Iron Mountain- $10 per box (on site with their own paper shredder, but there's a 300 pound minimum)
- $99 per bin + $40 for each additional to bring to their premises.
Office Depot- $1 per pound
ProShred- $85 per bin + $40 per additional bin if they come on-site
- $20 to $30 per 50 pounds if you bring to them.
Shred-It- $150 per bin if on-site
- $125 per bin if off-site
- $10 per box if you bring to their location.
Staples- $1 per pound
UPS- $1 per pound

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Average Reported Cost: $3

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Sharon Koss (Toledo,  Ohio) paid $3 and said:

    Office Max
    Located in: North Towne Shopping Center
    Address: 845 W Alexis Rd, Toledo, OH 43612
    Hours: Open today · 8AM–9PM
    Phone: (419) 476-8665

    Wants $2.50 per pound!

    Was it worth it? Yes

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