Shredding Services -How much do shredding services cost?

Shredding services are provided by many companies across the UK, the cost of shredding services vary dependent upon a number of factors and questions, if you want a definitive answer bespoke to you please click our get a quote option and we will be in touch to let you know exactly how much a shredding service would cost for you.

Factors that affect the price of a shredding service include but are not limited to;

 Which shredding services are chosen?

There are various types of shredding services available across the UK, confidential shredding services are usually provided by confidential data destruction specialist companies like us here at The Shred Centre. Non confidential shredding services also exist and are often provided by non-specialist providers, such as waste management companies who have paper recycling services as part of their offering and document storage companies who again offer shredding as a bolt-on service to their main offering.

In addition to confidential and non-confidential shredding, there are also differing offers from companies for domestic shredding services and business shredding services. These differing options ensure that companies such as ourselves can provide the right type and level of service to each customer segment.

When it comes to technical delivery of a shredding service there are normally two service delivery options available to customers, namely an on-site shredding service or an off-site shredding service. Click the hyperlink for more details about these options, essentially the names refer to where the shredding takes place for a customer.

What is the type of material to be shredded?

When thinking about having a shredding service delivered it is important for to understand what materials are to be destroyed, companies such as ourselves offer shredding for all manner of differing materials such as paper materials, hard drives, uniforms, products and all manner of other materials.

How much do shredding services cost

At The Shred Centre we classify paper materials as any all manner of things, including lever-arch files, materials in poly pockets, archive boxes, items containing staples / pins, laminated materials and other glossy materials. Other companies are quite particular on the material they shred and may base their pricing on the particular-grade and type of the material to be destroyed. Be sure to establish when companies are using this method of pricing as it may require some pre-processing of the materials before they are handed to the company for shredding or as a customer you may incur additional charges.

What is the volume of material to be shredded?

Shredding takes time, even when using commercial shredding machinery and this has to be factored into any companies pricing schedule. That being said once shredded paper materials are a valuable commodity to shredding companies, and so in a sense the more material the better. How volume effects price will change dependant on company internal strategies around revenue generation. At The Shred Centre we would generally be able to offer price breaks per unit for particularly large volumes of materials to be destroyed.

 How soon is the shredding service required?

TIme requirements are yet another factor in how companies determines the cost of their shredding service, at The Shred Centre we can offer priority collection services at a premium price. This premium takes into account the need to allot additional resource such as vehicles and administration of accounts to allow for a speedier delivery time.

Where to find shredding services?

If you’re looking to find a shredding service in the UK then look no further, you have come to the right place by visiting our website. We can provide all types of shredding services to any type of customer across the country. Click her to get a quote right away or call us today.

If you do look to choose another provider, we hope this article has been helpful in allowing you to understand what issues affect the prices of offered by shredding service providers. We have also written a short guide on what to look for when choosing a confidential waste disposal company.

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The Shred Centre manage the destruction of the paper files we produce on a regular basis, they ensure that we receive our service as and when agreed and that all of our materials are destroyed to the appropriate standard. As legal professionals we take the confidentiality of our clients seriously and the clear document trail and faultless service The Shred Centre have so far provided have been invaluable. Thank you.

Mark. A., Partner SolicitorBirmingham City Centre, weekly shredding service provided.

We have a small accountancy practice of 5 people based in Solihull, we contacted The Shred Centre on a Thursday to find out what shredding option would be best for our business. We discussed a number of options with Leigh over the phone, and she agreed that we could undertake a trial services of one of their secure consoles for 4 weeks to establish if a regular service was most appropriate for us, within the first week we were genuinely amazed at how much time outsourcing our shredding was. Our administrator was able to take off quite a time consuming task from his daily plan which was a great help. Needless to say we signed up for a monthly service after the trial – and what’s best, we didn’t have to pay for the trial once we signed a contract.

David. S. AccountantSolihull, monthly shredding service provided.

We required a clear-out of archive room (basement!) so that we could use it properly, we had 280 archive boxes dating back to 1997 that we needed shredding. We called The Shred Centre on Monday and we had the job completed on Wednesday, very impressed at the quick turn around. Of the three companies we contacted, The Shred Centre were the only company to provide us with a quotation, and date of completion quickly. We had 1 other quotation back on Thursday and are still waiting to hear back from the last shredding company. Thanks for the help.

Wajid. H., Estate & Letting agentHandsworth, archive clearance and destruction via one-off shredding service

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