Paper shredding services are typically based on the amount of paper to be shredded; paper can be measured in terms of numbers of bankers' boxes or file cabinets. Offices that require regular shredding services can establish payment schedules based on frequency of service as well as amount of shredding required.
Office Depot offers in-store shredding and also provides on-site pickup of materials to be shredded, contracting with records management firm Iron Mountain to provide these services. Office Depot's shredding prices begin at 99 cents per pound as of 2015, with approximately 100 sheets of standard letter-sized paper equaling a pound. In some communities, Goodwill Industries also provides shredding services beginning at $6 per box of documents.