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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does document shredding cost in Atlanta?

The cost of document shredding services depends on where you are located, the service option you choose, the size of your job, and more.

Mobile shredding services tend to charge around $119 per visit to shred your documents onsite. Offsite shredding services tend to be a little more affordable, running around $119 but decreases with paper quantity.

Learn more about the costs of document shredding services in Atlanta.

What is a mobile shredding service?

Mobile shredding services in AltantaMobile shredding is a service option that lets you witness the shredding process. A secure shred truck drives to your location and your files are shredded onsite while you watch.

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What is offsite shredding?

Offsite shredding is a service option that shreds your documents at a secure facility. Your files are picked up from your location and transported to a nearby Atlanta facility for shredding.

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How much paper do I have to shred?

A standard banker's box holds about 30 lbs of paper or 2,500 sheets of paper.

Can I drop off my paper to be shredded?

There are thousands of drop-off shredding centers located nationwide. While we do not accept paperwork that is dropped off at our location, we would be happy to direct you to the nearest drop-off center in your area. Call us at (678) 835-9530 or fill out the form for more information.

What is a certificate of destruction?

A certificate of destruction outlines the details of the shredding process. At a fundamental level certificates include information such as where and when the shredding was performed, terms and conditions, and a witness’ signature.

Ask your shredding partner if they provide certificates of destruction if you want one for your records.

HIPAA applies to organizations in the healthcare industryWhat is HIPAA?

HIPAA applies to organizations in the healthcare industry
Enacted in 1996, HIPAA is a piece of legislation designed to simplify and standardize healthcare industry processes. Several rules within this legislation determine information 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 procedures regarding the handling of sensitive information, provide regular employee training on these procedures, and engage in the proper disposal of sensitive files and media.

Why shred documents?

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 Shredding in Atlanta?

Atlanta Document Shredding is dedicated to helping customers find the right document shredding solution for their needs. We offer free quotes on a variety of services in your neighborhood.

Call us at (678) 835-9530 or fill out our form for free quotes on a customized shredding option that will meet the needs of your project. We are happy to answer any questions you have to help you get your shredding project started off on the right foot.

Atlanta Document Shredding
3440 Blue Springs Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144 Call (678) 835-9530