How much does paper shredding and document destruction cost?
The cost is $0.35 cents per pound for the first 500 pounds of paper and $0.30 cents per pound for anything over 500 pounds. Please contact us for pricing of larger volumes of paper. Pickup charges vary by location
Do I need to make an appointment to bring my paper in?
Please call ahead to be sure that a team member is at the plant and available to shred your paper.
Can I watch my paper get shredded?
Yes. If you bring your paper to the plant, you can watch us shred it. If we pick it up, you can follow us back to our paper shredding and document destruction facility to watch the shredding.
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 available upon request.
What happens to the shredded paper?
The shredded paper is baled and sent to paper mills for recycling into paper towels and toilet paper. Cardboard boxes are baled separately and sent to cardboard plants for recycling into 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.