Secure shredding provides a lot of benefits. From ensuring your documents do not end up in the wrong hands to providing some added environmental benefits, and of course, emptying up those storage areas that were clogged up with documents you didn’t need but weren’t sure how to get rid of. This isn’t just something small businesses (or even large corporations struggle with) many consumers have filing cabinets at home full of  medical records, bills, tax documents, and more. Even if the files are outdated, most people hang on to them because they don’t know what to do to get rid of them. Finding a secure shredding site is a great place to start. Secure shredding services are often certified and maintain various levels of security to ensure that your information is safe during the destruction process. Luckily Augusta Data Storage offers a variety of shredding services around the Augusta area. But, did you know that our shredding services aren’t just for local businesses?! We offer a drop-off shredding service,  which is a great option for those customers who just need a safe and secure way to dispose of their information in smaller batches. Wondering how it works? Here are 6 things to know about using our drop off shred service.

6 Things to Know about using Drop-Off Shredding with Augusta Data Storage


Anyone can use Drop-Off Shredding

Our Drop-off shredding services are not restricted to businesses or local organizations. Augusta area residents can also take advantage of these services. Just bring your documents in during our regular business hours (Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm) and we will weigh and shred them for you.


We can take more than just your papers

Have more than paper waste that you need to shred? No problem! Augusta Data Storage can take your documents as well as some outdated electronics, old computer hard drives and more!

Paper is Billed by the weight

When you bring in your papers for secure destruction they will be billed by the TOTAL weight at just $0.15/lb with a $25 minimum charge for drop-off shredding service.


E-Scrap is billed based on…

Most electronic waste items are billed by the weight at $0.35/lb with a $25 minimum. Hard Drives are shredded for a cost of $7/ea.


Bring your Documents in Boxes or Bags

We ask that you please bring your papers in boxes or bags to make it easier to weigh and transport into our on-site shred facility.


Prep your items ahead

If you’re bringing items in for drop-off shredding, please check your boxes and bags and ensure that you have removed all paper from binders (it should be loose in the box), removed all large claw clips and other bulky binders. Our shredder can accept small paperclips and staples. Removing these items ahead of time will save you time and headaches at drop-off.



Have questions or interested in learning more? Give us a call today at 706.793.0186