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How Much Does a Shred Purge Cleanout Cost?

Many industries that are required to retain documents and records for their business or patients, like doctors, dentists, law firms, and accountants accumulate a lot of paper over time. These documents can contain sensitive information like social security numbers, health history, banking information, and more. Over time, the boxes and files can easily pile up and overtake space. Some companies even store documents in storage facilities because of space and security. After their retention time, it’s time to clean out and purge the sensitive documents. The most reliable and secure way of destroying records and paper containing confidential information is to have them shredded. This protects you, your business, your clients and customers.

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What is a shred cleanout?

A shred cleanout, also referred to as shredding purge or document purge, is when you get rid of all those old boxes, containers, files, or cabinets filled with old records and documents that have been piling up. This is a typical service for those documents that must be kept for specific periods of time to follow retention laws and regulations. This could easily be hundreds of boxes for shredding. It’s a great service to schedule routinely to help keep you organized. It requires some planning to get the best results and the best rates.

What service can I expect with a shredding purge?

Partnering with a reputable shredding company, like us at BWS, can give you peace of mind that all procedures and safeguards are followed to properly manage your shredding purge. We’ll work together with you to determine the best shredding solution that fits your needs and your budget. That will consist of better understanding how much you have for shredding, where the documents and boxes are located, and if on-site, mobile shredding is preferred or if off-site, pick up service is a cost-savings option. During your shredding cleanout, depending on the type of service you selected, the qualified service driver will collect all the boxes or documents included in the cleanout to securely transport them back to our facility for final destruction or, if on-site shredding was selected, the service driver will arrive in a mobile shredding truck to complete all of the shredding at your office, storage unit, or facility for you to watch. Documentation, such as a certificate of destruction is provided after the service is complete, as your proof of responsible destruction following all laws and regulations.

Costs for document purges

Costs for shredding cleanouts can certainly vary due to volume, location, accessibility, materials, labor requirements, and other various factors. The total cost of shredding purges can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. Quotes for paper shredding cleanouts may be issued by the box or by the cart/bin. This is normally determined by how the documents or records are currently stored and some of the various logistics of your service. When it’s by the box, typically its based on standard size bankers boxes unless you specify different box sizes.

For the best possible price, provide as much detail as possible when requesting a shredding quote to avoid any surprises causing your costs to increase. It’s always important to identify any other types of materials you may have, besides paper, such as x-rays, hard drives, or other media. There are different destruction and recycling methods for various materials so these shredding costs can vary too. Keeping the different materials separate should help keep your shredding cleanout costs down.

Request a Shred Cleanout Quote

BWS, Inc., has over 45 years of experience safely collecting, transporting, and disposing of sensitive waste such as patient records and client documentation for a variety of industries in the mid-Atlantic area, including Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia always with the highest level of safety standards and business practices. Our shred cleanout and purge service options include secure on-site mobile shredding and off-site pick up to fit the needs of all customers, all job sizes. Our specialized customer care team will work with you on the best option that’s just right for you and your budget. Call or contact us today for a free quote.

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