Shredding Equipment 101: Bins and Consoles

Bins and Consoles: Get to know the equipment that makes the best of our routine shredding service.

Do you know how much sensitive information is around your office? Sensitive information is defined as information that is protected against unwarranted disclosure. Access to sensitive information should be safeguarded, not only for the protection of your business, but information may be required for legal or ethical reasons, or for issues pertaining to personal privacy, or for proprietary considerations. Whether it’s bills, bank statements, blank checks, employee applications and personnel files, these are all goldmines to would-be thieves. If you rely on routine document destruction, then you should also get to know the shredding equipment that can make the best of your shredding experience.

Why Trash Bins Are Inferior

Trash bins serve the purpose of containing paper waste, but it’s not an ideal solution for sensitive documents.  Anyone can easily access the receptacle and fish through paperwork to steal social security numbers, addresses, bank account numbers, and more. A trash bin should be used just for that – trash.

Bins and Consoles: The Perfect Addition to Any Shredding Service

You’ve done your due diligence by hiring a company like Legal Shred to routinely destroy your old, sensitive documents, but in between each service you should employ the use of locked, secure bins and consoles.

Types of Bins and Consoles

The standard console: Our consoles have the look and feel of office furniture with the security of a dead bolt lock to keep wandering hands out of sensitive files. The console comes with a usable space on top, perfect for printers, fax machines, office supplies, and more. Paper is easily disposed of through a side slot, and when it’s time to destroy, the contents are removed and shredded in minutes.

Perfect for: Businesses who dispose of a moderate amount of waste, as the console holds up to 85lbs.

Bins and ConsolesThe standard bin: Our bins, which come in 96 or 64 gallons, come with a lock, of which only you and Legal Shred hold the key. These bins are recommended for spaces that do not have a space limit or constraint.

Perfect for: Busy mailrooms, warehouses, and other high-traffic areas.

Bins and Consoles

The Shredinator: The Shredinator comes in three different sizes: 16 gallons, 20 gallons, and 23 gallons, so depending on your volume, there is a size to fit every need.

Perfect for: Under-the-desk storage. The Shredinator comes and with a lock and key, files are kept safe and secure.

Bins and Consoles

Employing the use of routine shredding services helps protect your identity, safety, and reputation. Make sure you have the right equipment to compliment your document destruction services.

Contact Legal Shred today to learn about all of our available locked storage options to keep you and your company secure.




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