The average cost of paper shredding per pound varies, as different companies have different rates. For example, as of June 2015, the Green Girl Recycling company charges about $0.20 per pound on average.
Many shredding companies charge by weight or container. On average, the rates can run anywhere between $15 and $40 for every 100 pounds. Howmuchisit.org explains that rates often depend on the size of the container. ShredLegal.net charges per container; however, if the shredding takes place on-site the rates run anywhere between $20 and $140 per container. Not all shredding companies charge by container or weight; others charge by the time, bin, box and job.