How much does paper shredding and document destruction cost?
- Drop-off: 25 cents per pound.
- Pick-up: 25 cents per pound. Trip fees vary by location.
- On-site: $50 per container lift (approximately 200 pounds). Trip fees vary by location.
Do I need to make an appointment to bring my paper in?
Appointments are not required. You can drop-off your paper anytime during our regular business hours of 9 AM to 5 PM Monday – Friday and 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays.
Can I watch my paper get shredded?
Yes. If you bring your paper to the plant, you can watch us shred it. If you utilize the on-site, mobile shredding truck, you can watch the paper get shredded.
Can you help get the papers out of my car or truck?
Yes. We will bring a cart to your vehicle and unload your papers for shredding.
Does Shred Spot provide a Certificate of Destruction?
Yes. A Certificate of Destruction is provided for on-site and pick-up shredding. They are available on request for all other services.
What happens to the shredded paper?
The shredded paper is baled and sent to paper mills for recycling. It is turned into paper towels and toilet paper. Cardboard boxes are baled separately and sent to cardboard plants for recycling. It becomes new cardboard.
What can I shred?
Paper, folders, staples, paper clips, credit cards and cd’s. If you are uncertain, please contact us.
Where are you located?
Our paper shredding facility is conveniently located near you at 3141 MacArthur Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062. Click here for directions.
Can I drop-off pre-shredded paper? What about cardboard?
Yes. We accept pre-shredded paper free of charge. It will be added to our bales and sent directly to the paper mill for recycling. The same is true for cardboard. We accept cardboard free of charge, add it to our bales and ship it directly to the cardboard mill for recycling.
Do you have a refund policy?
Due to the secure nature of our document destruction business we are obligated to shred your documents once we take them. Therefore, no refunds are possible.
I have a question that you didn’t answer here! How do I get an answer?
You can contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly with an answer.