What is the difference between Off-Site Vs On-Site Shredding?

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2022-11-25 19:53

What is the difference between Off-Site Vs On-Site Shredding?

This is a question that gets asked all the time, the answer is simple! The difference between having your documents shredded off-site and having them shredded on-site by at truck at your place or residence is simply cost! Off-site shredding allows for a high capacity industrial shredder to do hundreds of pounds a minute while a truck has a limited capacity and the service is very labor intence. You are looking at 35 to 60% more cost!  Take a look at both shredding services:

On-Site shredding Service:

  • Shredding service is done by a truck at your facility and by a driver who will bring the material to the truck one bucket at a time, he will then provide a receipt when documents are shredded. 
  • Often the truck appointment is done by day and not time specific.
  • Billing is done by time allowance, often 15 Mins the customers are billed by the minute.
  • Transportation and fuel surcharges are added, often not included in the quote. This is usually 17 to 38% of the total invoice.
  • Service is 100% secure.
  • Trucks are very pricy $350K on average.
  • Trucks have high maintenance and are noisy to operate.

Off-Site Shredding Service:

  • This is very affordable, 35 to 60% Less than on-site shredding
  • High-capacity industrial shredder at the secure plant, shred a truckload in 30 Minutes.
  • All plant employees are screened and background checked annually.
  • The plant is secured 24/7
  • All Material is shredded same day.
  • 100% secure.
  • 100% recycling.
  • Low overhead.

The choice often depends on the customer's budget, do you want to pay more to see and hear your document shredded in front of you? The average company and resident these days cannot afford to throw money away so off-site shredding is becoming more and more popular and here are a few reasons why:

  1. It is cheap
  2. Beats shredding documents yourself and being tied to a shredder all day!
  3. Secure
  4. 100% recycling
  5. Did I mention, it is cheap?


Having to shred 10 Large boxes in the Boston MA area will cost you:

Off-Site: $150.00

On-Site: $375.00


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