In-House Shredding vs. Professional Shredding

A secured, locked container will be placed in your office. It holds over 100 lbs. of documents.

In-House Shredding Costs More Than You Think!

It is estimated that businesses spend $171.12 to shred 100 lbs. of paper. This cost may seem high, but when you consider it takes over 7.5 hours for employees to shred 100 lbs. (9,090 pages), based on a high-capacity shredder handling 20 pages a minute, you can see how quickly labor costs add up.

Shredding is not just the amount of time in front of the shredding machine, it also involves:
  • Sorting documents
  • Picking up and straightening the paper
  • Cleaning up paper residue
  • Disposing of the shredded paper
  • Sharpening, oiling or replacing the shredding machine’s blades

In addition, equipment and energy usage need to be factored when calculating the real costs of shredding in-house.

Benefits of Our Professional Shredding:
  • Significantly less expensive than in-house shredding
  • 100% NAID Certified (National Association of Information Destruction)
  • Receive a Certificate of Destruction that proves you have handled sensitive documents properly
  • Reduces your liability exposure and fine risks
  • Allows employees to do their jobs instead of feeding the shredder
  • No need to replace broken shredders
  • You won’t have to buy bags and dispose of shredded paper
  • Reduces security risks because your employees are more likely to place documents into a secure container, rather than leave them on desks waiting to be shredded
  • Nationwide service
  • We also can help you dispose of electronic waste, which must meet the same compliance laws as printed documents

Contact Us

Gonzalez Solutions for Business

600 Congress Ave
14th floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.300.2400
Toll Free: 888.973.4362