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Paper Shredding Cost Calculator

Weighing the cost of paper shredding services against the price your organization could pay for a security breach is a no brainer. By choosing a professional document destruction company like Shred One to manage your sensitive materials, you minimize your risk of a much greater cost down the line.

How Much Does Manual Shredding Cost Your Business?

Use our Shredding Cost Calculator to determine just how much you're spending if you shred all of your documents in house. This includes the equipment, time, and effort it takes to manage this task. You may also want to take into account the risk your company may face should a data breach occur from within.

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*Average small office spends 15 minutes of personnel time shredding per day.
**Assumes Volume of No More Than 3 Bankers Boxes
***U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for administrative and clerical workers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

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The Cost of a Data Breach

In addition to the labor and equipment costs associated with manual shredding, these practices are less secure and my leave your company at risk. A simple piece of paper could cost your company hundreds, even thousands of dollars. According to IBM's 2016 Cost of a Data Breach Study, the average cost per lost or stolen record is $158, and the average cost of a full-blown data breach is $4 million (a 29% increase since 2013).

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