Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost in San Francisco?

The cost of document shredding services depends on the service you choose, the size of your job, where you are located and more. Mobile shredding services tend to charge around $130 per visit to shred your documents onsite. Offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $110.

Learn more about the costs of document shredding.

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.

Can I drop off my paper to be shredded?

Drop off your files for shredding in San Francisco
There are thousands of drop off shredding centers throughout the nation. While we do not accept paperwork that is dropped off at our location, we would be happy to direct you to the nearest drop off center in San Francisco. Call us at (415) 704-8970 for more information.

How much paper do I have to shred?

A standard bankers box holds roughly 30 lbs of paper or 2,500 sheets of paper.

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. 

Ask your shredding provider if they provide certificates of destruction if you want one for your records.

What is FACTA?

FACTA, enacted in 2003, protects customer data collected by businesses. This rule requires organizations to have written 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 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?

Shred your documents in San Francisco to keep your information safe.
Shredding documents that contain sensitive information keeps you safe. For individuals, information security is important to protect you from identity theft, which can take years to recover from.

Businesses, on the other hand, are required to safely handle and dispose of private information they have on customers and employees, so organizations are required by law to actively protect their information, and shredding files is great way to do this.

Have More Questions About Shredding Services in San Francisco?

San Francisco 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 (415) 704-8970 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.