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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost?

How much can you expect to pay for shredding services in Denver, CO?

The cost of document shredding services depends on the service you choose and the size of your job. 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.
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What is mobile shredding?

If you need to witness the shredding process, mobile shredding is the service for you. A shred truck with an industrial strength shredded in the back drives directly to your location and your files are shredded onsite while you watch.
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What is offsite shredding?

If you are comfortable having your files picked up and shredded at a secure facility, you can save a few bucks by choosing to shred offsite. Your files are picked up from your location and transported to a facility in Denver for shredding.
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How much paper do I have to shred?

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

Can I drop off my paper to be shredded?

Drop off shredding services are available in Denver.

There are hundreds of drop off shredding centers located throughout the nation, and several dozen in Denver alone. We do not accept small volumes of paperwork that is dropped off at our location, but we would be happy to direct you to the nearest drop off center in Denver. Call us at (303) 962-5581 for more information.

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, a notice of transfer of custody, and a witness’ signature.

Not all shredding service providers offer certificates of destruction, so ask your shredding company if they offer them if you want one for your records.

What is HIPAA?

Enacted in 1996, HIPAA is a piece of legislation 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.

What is FACTA?

Enacted in 2003, FACTA protects customer data collected by businesses across industries. This rule requires organizations to have written policies and procedures regarding the handling of sensitive information, provide regular employee training on these procedures, and engage in proper disposal of sensitive files and media.

Why shred documents?

Shred documents to keep your sensitive information safe.

Shredding documents that contain private information keeps you safe. If you are an individual, you may have experienced or know someone who has experienced identity theft, and you know that it can take years to recover from.

Businesses are required to safely handle and dispose of sensitive information they have on customers and employees, so businesses are required by law to take measures to protect their information, and shredding files is great means of doing this.

What is hard drive destruction?

Hard drive destruction is the process of physically destroying a hard drive to render the data stored on it irrecoverable. This ensures that sensitive information cannot be accessed or retrieved by unauthorized individuals.

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Why is hard drive destruction necessary?

Hard drive destruction is necessary to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data, such as personal information, financial records, or confidential business data. Simply deleting files or formatting the drive may not completely erase the data, leaving it vulnerable to retrieval using specialized software or techniques.

What methods are used for hard drive destruction?

There are several methods for hard drive destruction, including physical destruction, degaussing, and shredding. Physical destruction involves physically damaging the hard drive beyond repair, such as crushing, shredding, or disintegrating it. Degaussing uses a powerful magnetic field to erase data from the drive, while shredding involves cutting the drive into small pieces.

Can I destroy hard drives myself?

While it is possible to physically destroy hard drives using tools such as drills, hammers, or even fire, professional hard drive destruction services offer a higher level of security and compliance. DIY methods may not completely destroy the data or could pose safety risks if not handled properly.

How much does hard drive destruction cost?

Most hard drive shredding services cost between $4-$12 per drive.

Have More Questions About Document Shredding in Denver?

Denver Paper Shredding & Records & Records is dedicated to helping customers find the right document shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on a variety of services near you.

Call us at (303) 962-5581 or fill out our form to the left for free quotes on a shredding service option that meets the needs of your project. We look forward to helping you keep your private information secure.

Denver Paper Shredding & Records
1355 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 962-5581