Pick-up shredding services in NYC?
August 26, 2013 6:29 AM Subscribe
I am a bit of a pack rat. I’ve made a lot of progress in dealing with this problem but I still have several garbage bags’ worth of paper in my apartment that I don’t need and want to get rid of.
posted by the hot hot side of randy to home & garden (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I tried using a home shredder to solve this problem but after several weeks’ worth of daily ten minute shredding sessions, it completely shit the bed. I suspect most home shredders really aren’t up to the task of shredding several years’ worth of documents; they’re designed to deal with shredding a small incoming volume of unwanted mail.
The solution that I propose is hiring a pick-up service for a one-time shredding job. Which companies would you recommend for this? Which ones seem to have the most reasonable rates? What kind of rates can I expect for the service? Do these services force you to buy their own packaging at a markup, similar to the practice among some moving companies? Is there anything else I should know?
Many thanks in advance.