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

Feb

16

2020

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 a truck at your place of 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 intense. 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 the document is shredded. 
  • Often the truck appointment is done by day and not time-specific.
  • Billing is sone 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.
  • The service is 100% secure.
  • Trucks are very pricy $350K average.
  • Trucks have high maintenance and 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, they shred a truckload in 30 Minutes.
  • All plant employees are screened and background checked annually.
  • The plant is secured 24/7
  • All Material is the shredded same day.
  • 100% secure.
  • 100% recycling.
  • Low overhead.

The choice often depends on the customers 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 be tied to a shredder all day!
  3. Secure
  4. 100% recycling
  5. Did I mention, it is cheap?

Examples:

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

Off-Site: $150.00

On-Site: $375.00

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