What Is the Average Cost of Paper Shredding Per Pound?

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.