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South Africa’s TOP RATED document shredding company!

Professional, confidential, convenient and cost effective paper destruction services near you!

We Publish Our Rates, Others Don’t. Why? 

We publish our shredding price list here on our website because transparency matters – no shady pricing! No hidden costs like call out fees, fuel surcharges, certificate of destruction fees, or after-hours service fees.

We dont expect clients to sign long term contracts – start when you want, change when you want or cancel when you want.

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South Africa’s Top Rated document shredding company

Professional, confidential, convenient and cost effective paper destruction services near you!

Trusted by government, financial firms, schools, doctors, lawyers, accountants, insurance firms, medical practitioners, etc

We publish our shredding price list here on our website! Others don't. Why? No shady pricing, no call out fees, fuel surcharges, certificate of destruction fees, or after-hours service fees. We dont expect clients to sign long term contracts - start when you want, change when you want or cancel when you want.

What secure shredding and paper disposal services do we offer for confidential documents?

Paper shredding pricing varies depending on the service and the amount of paper.

On-Site Shredding

You don’t need to transport your confidential documents anywhere. Document shredding happens right at your office, home or facility.

Off-Site Shredding

Most popular option

Your confidential documents are transported to a our secure shredding facility for processing. It’s a more cost effective option as we can put it through bigger machines and allows us to benefit from economies of scale.

Walk-in / Drop Off shredding

You deliver your documents to us. This is a convenient option for individuals and small businesses who need to shred a limited amount of documents. Shredding typically happens right then and there, allowing you to witness the process for added peace of mind.

MasterShred Leather Touch Maxi Confidential Bin

Regular Shredding Service

This service gives you peace of mind knowing you have a system in place for regular secure and compliant document disposal. We dont expect clients to sign long term contracts – start when you want, change when you want or cancel when you want.

Shredded Office Paper

Ad Hoc Shredding

This service is ideal for clients with occassional needs. You have the option to drop the documents off, have them picked up, or have them shredded on-site.

MasterShred Confidential 240L Wheelie Bin

Purge / Office Clean Up

Overwhelmed by a mountain of documents that need shredding? MasterShred offers the perfect solution! We provide you with spacious 240L wheelie bins to help you sort through your documents at your own pace. Once you’re ready, and the bins are filled simply contact us for secure shredding. (You only pay for the quantity of bins you fill).

What is the process?

Shred your documents in a few easy steps

1 – Request A Quote

Fill in the “Request a Quote” form on our website or send an email to admin@mastershred.co.za. An accurate estimate of the paper volume allows us to provide you with the most accurate quote possible, helps with a smooth shredding process and helps avoid unexpected charges.

2 – Review & Accept The Quote

To empower you to make the best decision, we’ll send quotes for both on-site and off-site shredding services. Simply accept the option that best suits your needs.

3 – Pay the deposit

To secure your shredding appointment, we require a 60% deposit upfront. The remaining balance will be due after the service is complete.

4 – Schedule A Date, And Do The Work

Following your quote acceptance, a dedicated team member will contact you to collaboratively schedule a suitable date and time for the shredding service

5 – Final Documentation & Payment

Upon completion of your shredding service, we’ll send you a Certificate of Destruction, invoice, and statement for your records. This finalizes the process, and you can then settle the remaining balance.

6- Review

We value your feedback! Share your honest review and receive a 15% discount on your next shredding job.

What is the process?

Shred your documents in a few easy steps

1 – Request A Quote

Fill in the “Request a Quote” form on our website or send an email to admin@mastershred.co.za. An accurate estimate of the paper volume allows us to provide you with the most accurate quote possible, helps with a smooth shredding process and helps avoid unexpected charges.

2 – Review & Accept The Quote

To empower you to make the best decision, we’ll send quotes for both on-site and off-site shredding services. Simply accept the option that best suits your needs.

3 – Pay the deposit

To secure your shredding appointment, we require a 60% deposit upfront. The remaining balance will be due after the service is complete.

4 – Schedule A Date, And Do The Work

Following your quote acceptance, a dedicated team member will contact you to collaboratively schedule a suitable date and time for the shredding service

5 – Final Documentation & Payment

Upon completion of your shredding service, we’ll send you a Certificate of Destruction, invoice, and statement for your records. This finalizes the process, and you can then settle the remaining balance.

6- Google Review

We value your feedback! Share your honest Google Review and receive a 15% discount on your next shredding job.

Your protection against the POPI Act

Certificate Of Destruction

We provide you with a Certificate Of Destruction. POPI places the onus on businesses to demonstrate they’ve taken reasonable steps to protect personal information throughout its lifecycle. This includes secure disposal when it’s no longer needed. A Certificate Of Destruction issued by MasterShred acts as documented proof that you’ve destroyed personal information in a secure and verifiable manner. It demonstrates your efforts to comply with POPI’s disposal regulations.

Certificate Of Destruction

Your protection against the POPI Act

Certificate Of Destruction

We provide you with a Certificate Of Destruction. POPI places the onus on businesses to demonstrate they’ve taken reasonable steps to protect personal information throughout its lifecycle. This includes secure document disposal when it’s no longer needed. A Certificate Of Destruction issued by MasterShred acts as documented proof that you’ve destroyed personal information in a secure and verifiable manner. It demonstrates your efforts to comply with POPI’s disposal regulations.

Certificate Of Destruction

Our Clients

At MasterShred, we understand that document security is a priority for businesses and individuals of all sizes. That’s why we’re proud to serve a diverse clientele, from individuals needing secure paper disposal of sensitive documents like tax returns or medical records, to small businesses with confidential financial data, to large enterprises and government agencies handling high-security information. We even offer secure disposal for student term papers containing personal details or research findings. We’ve earned the trust of numerous well-known companies across various industries.

Customer reviews

More than just a number: 200 five-star reviews! The most in te industry!

This isn’t just a statistic, it’s a symbol of the trust and strong bonds we’ve built with our clients. Every review reflects the countless hours we’ve poured into meticulous planning, teamwork, and refinement. Our mission, from the very beginning, has been clear: to provide exceptional service and solutions that not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Reaching 200 five-star reviews is a powerful testament to that commitment. Each review tells a story of our dedication, hard work, and the success we’ve achieved together. They’re the voices of our valued clients, recognizing the positive impact we’ve made on their businesses.

lindie broad
lindie broad
11 March 2024
From the rooms of Dr Rian Swanepoel thank you for the great service. Best of luck
Annelies Cramer
Annelies Cramer
7 March 2024
I have only had excellent, reliable and very professional service from MasterShred. The offer competitive prices and do exactly what they promise - on time and professionally. I can recommend the without reserve.
Bernice Brunette
Bernice Brunette
23 February 2024
Wonderful service received
El Senekal
El Senekal
22 February 2024
We have been using MasterShred as our preferred supplier to shred old documents for years. Their service is quick and efficient and once the job is done we always receive the required POPIA certificate with our final invoice.
Albert Vanderbilt
Albert Vanderbilt
20 February 2024
No fuss, no bother, punctual and efficient. That's all one can ask for.
Cecilia Fernandes
Cecilia Fernandes
20 February 2024
MasterShred did a great job. They did all our shredding on site and went the extra mile.
Sandra Whyte
Sandra Whyte
20 February 2024
We are very happy with the service we received. An easy, efficient, safe and useful way of clearing out old records.
Retha L
Retha L
8 February 2024
Great communication & service. Team shredded 8 years of company documents in no time at all, on site. Received destruction certificate & confirmation of recycling promptly. Highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I rather buy my own shredding machine or use a professional shredding company like MasterShred?2024-06-07T12:04:30+00:00

There are several hidden costs to consider when doing paper shredding yourself with a home or office shredder, besides the upfront purchase price:

  • Machine Maintenance: Those “inexpensive” small shredders jam easily, especially with frequent use. Repairs and replacement parts can add up quickly.
  • Consumable Costs: To ensure optimal performance, the shredder requires regular oiling. Additionally, standard black bin bags are prone to tearing under the weight and texture of shredded paper. A more robust bag is recommended.
  • Time Investment: Shredding can be a tedious process, especially for large volumes of paper. Most businesses dont want highly paid staff stading infront of a shredding machine all day.
  • Security Risks: Many home / office shredders only offer strip-cut shredding, which leaves documents vulnerable to piecing back together. MasterShred uses industrial-grade machines with cross-cut technology, creating confetti-like pieces for maximum security.
  • Disposal Costs: As the volume of shredded paper increases, so do the challenges of managing its disposal effectively.
  • Safety Hazards: Home shredders can cause injuries if not operated carefully.
  • Environmental Concerns: While convenient, tossing shredded paper in the trash isn’t eco-friendly. Recycling it at a dedicated plant is the most sustainable option.
  • The POPI Act: DIY Shredding offers limited proof in data breaches.  MasterShred provides a Certificate of Destruction, offering verifiable proof of confidential document disposal.
  • Data Breach Impact: A data breach due to insufficient shredding security can have devastating consequences for businesses, including fines and reputational damage.
In which area does MasterShred operate?2024-06-06T08:18:05+00:00

Need secure shredding in Gauteng? We’ve got you covered! Whether you bring your documents to us or prefer on-site shredding, we offer convenient services throughout the province – paper destruction near you!

MasterShred is the only document shredding company who publish their prices. Why?2024-05-26T08:11:44+00:00
  1. Honoring our customers – Customers are busy and time-constrained. Our aim is to provide them with a hasttle-free experience. They need information at the moment when they have time to do their research. We dont want to make them jump through hoops to get the info they are looking for. We simply dont want to waste their time talking to sales reps.
  2. Unaffordability Beliefs – Some customers believe (perhaps incorrectly) that if the price is not shown, then it must be a very high price.
  3. Peace of mind and trust: Trust is a major factor. MasterShred has built a brand for reliability and security. We are not a low cost follower who manupuliate pricing and undercut competition to get a job. There are a lot of dubious companies out there. Rather than risk a potentially negative experience with a lesser-known company clients would rather use MasterShred because of a proven track record, enhanced security, trust and performance.
To ensure complete data security, do you have solutions beyond document shredding?2024-05-14T11:43:46+00:00

We’ve listened! As your needs have grown, so have our services. We now offer a comprehensive data management solution that goes beyond secure document shredding. Here’s how we can help:

  • Secure Data Destruction: We handle the safe and complete destruction of electronic media like hard drives, ensuring your confidential data is permanently erased.
  • Complete Computer Recycling: We offer a responsible and eco-friendly computer recycling service.
  • Digital Transformation:
    • Document Scanning & Digitization: Convert your paper documents into secure digital files for easy access and storage.
    • Off-Site Document Storage: Free up space in your office with secure and cost-effective off-site storage.
    • Digital Document Management System: Simplify document management with a user-friendly system for organizing, accessing, and sharing digital documents.
    • Office Moves & Storage: Streamline your office move with our relocation and storage services.

Discover more! Visit our “Records Management” section for in-depth details on all our services.

Why is off-site shredding cheaper than on-site shredding?2024-05-26T07:27:34+00:00

Off-site shredding offers cost efficiencies thanks to larger shredding equipment (paper shredders) & facilities. This allows us to process your documents faster and at our most convenient times. Additionally, we have robust systems in place to manage potential disruptions, ensuring timely completion of your shredding needs.

Do I need to prepare my documents prior to shredding?2024-05-14T11:03:50+00:00

Great news! Your documents can stay exactly as they are – in boxes, folders, stapled – we’ll handle the sorting and prep work for you. We shred paperclips and staples right along with the paper, ensuring complete destruction. However, to avoid damaging our machinery, we remove larger items like binder clips, lever arch files, plastic folders, and file dividers before we shred. Wel happily take care of everything!

How soon would you be able to come out?2024-05-14T11:10:44+00:00

Our scheduling depends on our current workload, but we typically aim for appointments within a few days to a week. To secure your preferred date, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. Here’s how scheduling works:

  • We prioritize requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Your appointment is confirmed once you accept our quote and provide a deposit.
  • Month-ends tend to be busier due to servicing our regular clients.

We strive to accommodate all requests and will do our best to find a convenient time for you.

Is it possible to schedule a service for a specific time?2024-05-14T11:15:35+00:00

While we strive to be as punctual as possible, the nature of our business makes guaranteeing a specific time difficult. Here’s why:

  • Job complexity can vary: Some shredding jobs involve more sorting or unexpected volumes, impacting the estimated time.
  • Optimized routes: We prioritize efficient routes to serve multiple clients in a timely manner, which can affect individual arrival times.

We understand the importance of your time! Here’s how we address this:

  • We provide time slots (e.g., arrival between 10h00 and 11h00.
  • We strive to be as efficient as possible within that window.

If you have specific scheduling needs, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

When will I receive the Certificate Of Destruction?2024-05-14T11:17:25+00:00

For your peace of mind, we’ll provide you with a Certificate of Destruction within 7 business days following your document collection.

Is MasterShred POPI compliant?2024-05-14T11:19:06+00:00

Absolutely! We take data security very seriously and are fully POPI compliant. This means your information is protected by the strictest regulations, ensuring your documents are organized, stored, secured, and ultimately destroyed in a safe and responsible manner.

What comfort do I have my documents will be shredded?2024-05-14T11:27:52+00:00

Confidentiality is our top priority! We handle sensitive documents for a wide range of clients, from financial firms and healthcare providers to lawyers, government agencies, schools, and even households. No matter the size or industry, we ensure complete discretion for all your shredding needs.

Here’s why choosing us is the secure solution:

Peace of mind with a Certificate of Destruction: This document proves you’ve disposed of confidential information responsibly, adhering to POPI Act regulations.

Ready to see how we can help?

  • Explore our client testimonials to hear firsthand from satisfied customers.
  • See how we serve clients across various industries. including some of the biggest brand names
What happens to the shredded paper?2024-05-14T11:29:28+00:00

None of your shredded documents go to waste! We ensure all shredded paper gets completely recycled at a dedicated plant. There, it’s given a new life as a variety of paper products, like office paper, cardboard boxes, even toilet paper or newspapers.

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Our clients’ needs are always evolving, and so are we! We are now offering comprehensive information management solutions. We’re your trusted partner for all your data security needs.

Archives & Records Management Services

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Peace of Mind:

Document Scanning & Digitization

Ditch the paper, embrace efficiency! Our ultra-fast scanners (280 images per minute!) and seamless document scanning solutions help businesses and individuals go digital quickly and easily.

Off-Site document storage

Free yourself from file cabinet chaos! Our secure, convenient, and surprisingly affordable off-site document storage solutions give you back your space and peace of mind.

Digital document managament system

Work smarter, not harder. Our AWS cloud solution empowers you with a complete document management system, streamlining capture, storage, retrieval, and collaboration for your team.

Computer Recycling

Time to ditch the e-waste! Recycle your outdated electronics responsibly with our secure and eco-friendly solutions. Protect the planet, one computer at a time!

Office Move & Storage

Moving office? Don’t sweat it! We provide stress-free relocations and secure, on-demand storage solutions. Get a free quote today!

Document Storage Box

Our innovative cardboard office storage boxes are designed for effortless setup. Simply press on the sides and watch the box instantly pop into shape.

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