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Paper Shredding Service Costs in Arlington, TX

Shredding old files is a necessary part of any document management strategy. Finding a provider who puts your security above all else should be your top concern, but you are probably also considering the cost.

The price of a shredding project varies based on where the material is, the amount of materials you need shredded, and the type of service you choose. There may also be additional fees for special requests, such as weekend services or charges for transporting heavy boxes up and down stairs. 

Some services will charge a flat fee, others charge by weight, and some charge by volume. Always ask your local provider how they charge for shredding services so you know what to expect.

Estimate How Much You Have to Shred

Before you start shredding or get quotes on your shredding project, estimate how much material you have. For shredding service options that charge by weight or volume use these approximate guidelines:  

  • Standard letter sized file storage box (10” x 12” x 15”) weighs about 25-30 lbs 
  • Standard Xerox letter size box (10” x 12” x 18”) weighs about 30-35 lbs 
  • Long letter size file storage box (10” x 12” x 24”) weighs about 45-50 lbs 
  • Legal-size file storage box (10” x 14” x 24”) weighs about 55-60 lbs 
  • A ream of paper (2-inch stack of 8.5” x 11” paper/500 pieces) weighs about 5 lbs
  • 33 gallon black garbage bag weighs about 35-50 lbs
  • 13 gallon white trash bag weighs about 20-25 lbs  

A great way to know how much paper you have by weight—weigh yourself and then weigh yourself again while holding your files. Subtract the smaller number from the larger one and you have your magic number.

Average Cost of Shredding by Service Type

When it comes to shredding your papers, you have several service options and each one charges at a different. 

Mobile Shredding Services in Arlington

The most convenient and secure shredding service in Arlington—mobile (sometimes called onsite) shredding services drive to you and shred your materials at your location so you can watch the entire process. Meant for larger shredding projects that weigh over 100 pounds, this type of service charges on average $119*, but prices vary based on volume. Call us at (817) 422-0719 for a more accurate estimate on your specific project. 

Offsite Shredding Services

Your documents are picked up and shredded at a secure Arlington facility. Also meant for larger shredding projects, this type of service charges around $119*, which can vary based on volume. 

Arlington Drop Off Shredding

These services are designed for smaller projects that weigh in at less than 100 pounds. Typically, these services charge by the pound, and the average price is $1 per pound*—but that fluctuates depending on where you are located and how much paperwork you have. 

Hard Drive Shredding Services in Arlington

These services charge by the number of hard drives you have to shred. Prices vary based on the shredding company, how they shred or destroy your hard drives, and how many hard drives you have. The typical range is anywhere from $3-$10 for less than 10 hard drives*, and the more drives you have the cheaper these services become. 

Shred Day Events in Texas

The cost to host a shred day event in Arlington can fluctuate, but the best way to ensure you host the most cost-effective shred event is to ask for donations. Our Texas shred event customers have been more likely to cover the cost of their entire event when they ask for donations rather than asking for a minimum shred fee.

Get Free Quotes on Arlington Shredding Services

Getting free quotes on your project will ensure you get the best deal. We will get you several quotes from secure, local providers for free, so you can choose the option that works best for your business. Call us today at (817) 422-0719 or fill out the form on the right to get started. 

Arlington Document Destruction
255 N Center St
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: (817) 422-0719

*The pricing mentioned above is only an estimate and is not intended to be representative of the pricing in any particular market. It is also not intended to be representative of the pricing that you may be quoted by shredding companies within our network.