How Much Do Shredding Services Cost in Dallas-Fort Worth?

Figuring out how much you need to spend (or more accurately, how much you’re willing to spend) to have your documents shredded really has a lot more involved in it than one might think.  No matter where you’re located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, there are going to be charges associated with picking up your documents to be shredded or having them shredded onsite. 


Cost of a shredding service in Dallas Fort WorthHere are some of the things that that our shredding provides use to figure out how much your shredding project will cost, along with some services (and approximate pricing) that are available throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.

How Much Do You Have to Shred?

The biggest question that you need to have a good understanding of is how many files you have to shred.  

The more documents you have, the less feasible it is to shred them yourself or packing them up to be dropped off and securely shredded.  Our certified shredding company comes to you- you don’t have to deal with lugging heavy boxes of paper anywhere. 

Mobile Shredding or Offsite Shredding companies charge by the number of documents/boxes/trash bags you have.  If you’re not entirely sure how many papers you have, here are some simple ways to figure it out.

How much paper can fit in a standard banker’s box or copy box?

It’s pretty easy to figure out how many boxes of paper you have- but we might also ask how much paper is in each box.  Use these approximations as a guideline to help you figure that out easily.

Here are the dimensions and capacity for a standard banker/copy box: 12.5′”W x 15.5′”D x 10.5′”H

You can usually fit 2000 to 2500 sheets of paper into a standard banker’s box.  The number of pages per box depends a lot on the type of paper and number of file folders you use.  The thicker the paper, the less pages you might have per box.

How much paper can fit in a large file box?

Here’s the dimensions and capacity for a large file box: 15′”W x 24′”D x 10.5′”H

Lager file boxes can fit approximately 4000 to 4500 sheets of paper.  Since they’re double the size, you get twice the capacity- but they’re going to be counted a bit differently, since most companies charge by the pound.  A standard banker’s box is about 30 pounds- these are about 50-60.

How to measure your documents per inch on a shelf:

Another way to determine how many boxes or sheets of paper you have to shred is by estimating how many documents you have per inch on a shelf or in a filing cabinet.  This estimate depends on how tightly packed you papers are on the shelf.  On average, you’ll have around 150 to 200 sheets per inch of space available on the shelf or in the cabinet.

If your documents aren’t packed tightly and you have 150 sheets per inch, then you need one standard banker’s box for every 13” to 16” of space on your shelves.  If you have things packed tightly on the shelf, you’re probably closer to 200 sheets per inch.  In that case, you’ll need one standard banker’s box for every 10” to 12” of space on your shelves.

Although these numbers are approximate, they should help you estimate how many boxes of paper you have- and what service will work best for you.

Where are You Located in Fort Worth?

How close you are to a local Dallas-Fort Worth shredding company factors into how much your shredding project will cost.  Mobile and offsite shredding companies come to you, so the distance they have to travel is usually included in your quote.  If you are on the outskirts of Dallas-Fort Worth, it might cost you a little more than if you’re in the middle of downtown.

Are There any Extra Steps that Need to be Considered?

Think about additional things that might want to have a shredding company do.  Some things are included in the quote, but others will change the price of your project.  Be sure to provide any additional requirements with your quote request to make sure you don’t get surprised by additional charges.  This could include gathering bins from multiple locations or climbing up several flights of stairs.

Pricing for your Project Depends on Which Service Option you Choose

Which shredding service is best for your Dallas Fort Worth Business?
Here are some estimated prices for each of the services offered in Dallas-Fort Worth.  Please take note: All of the prices listed vary based on some of the things we mentioned above.

Mobile Shredding – Mobile shredding services are actually cheaper than dropping them off to be shredded if you have more than a couple of boxes.  For any documents up to three hundred pounds (approximately 10 boxes), you are looking at right around $119* for your office, but it can vary based on volume, so call us at (682) 587-2524 for a more accurate estimate on your project.

Offsite Shredding – Offsite shredding services offer the convenience of not having to leave the office at a more economical price.  If you have a large amount of boxes to shred, offsite shredding is your best bet.  Your documents are picked up and transferred to a secure facility to be shredded.  A typical price is around $119*, but the price varies by volume.

Get Free Quotes on Shredding Services in the Fort Worth Area Today

No matter which service you choose, you’re going to have a secure, easy-to-manage way to shred your documents no matter where you are in Dallas-Fort Worth. To get Free, No-Obligation Quotes on Mobile or Offsite Shredding in Dallas-Fort Worth today, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (682) 587-2524.

*The pricing mentioned above is only an estimate and is not intended to be representative of the pricing in any particular market. It is also not intended to be representative of the pricing that you may be quoted by shredding companies within our network.