A Typical Business Office Will Spend $97.58 a Month
In our example, there are five employees that use the office shredder during the course of a day, each averaging about three minutes of daily shred time or 15 minutes total per day for the entire office. Remember, shred time is not just the amount of time the shredding machine manufacturer claims it takes to shred paper. One must also include the time to sort the documents, remove clips/staples, walk from the work area to the shredder, pick up and straighten the paper, feed the paper into the shredder, clean up any paper residue, and when necessary, dispose of the shredded paper.
Since the average hourly wage of their employees, plus benefits is $16.19, the total monthly labor cost to operate an office shredder is $87.71. Factor in depreciation and maintenance costs (shredding blades must be sharpened) the total cost of operating their office shredder is $97.58 per month.
How Much Is The Office Shredder Costing You?
Now your costs will be different based upon how much you shred, your average hourly wage, initial cost of the shredder, etc. However, the fact is that using an office shredder costs more than a 1x monthly shred service pickup by ShredTex. We shred on site, remove and properly dispose of all shredded material, and provide you with a Certificate of Destruction to verify that you took the appropriate steps to destroy outdated or confidential documents.
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