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Shred Bin: Why One Belongs In Your Office

By Shopify API March 26, 2019

You might be wondering what is the best option for your office, to buy a shred container or to pay for shredding services? Paying for shredding services might seem like the smarter option when looking at it short-term. But any office - big or small - will benefit in the long run by purchasing a shred console or cart.  The only issue for you would be what kind of shred container is best for your office, or for you. Each shredding container is made with security in mind first. There are also many options in container sizes and colors to match your office needs and wants.

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Shred Consoles

Your first option when looking at a shred bin is the shred console. Stationary shred consoles are mostly made of wood - although we also carry metal shred consoles manufactured by Witt.  In an office setting, the shred console looks better as it blends in easily and doesn’t stick out like if it doesn’t belong. Shred consoles come with neutral colors that match any office environment. The design of the shred console allows you to place any office device or supplies on top of it with its table top design. The shred console is ideal for collecting medium to large amounts of paper at the office. This makes the shred console the most popular choice for high traffic office space.

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Shred Carts

Unlike the stationary shred consoles, shred carts are highly mobile making the collection process easier and more efficient. Shred carts come in a variety of size options. They can be big enough to put in a high traffic area and small enough to put right under your desk for your own personal use. No bags are usually required. There aren’t many color options with shred carts as they usually only come in dark gray. Shred carts come with three different options for office use. You can purchase a 120 Litre/32 gallon cart that can hold 125 lbs., a 240 Litre/64 gallon cart that can hold 250 lbs., or you can purchase a 360 Litre/96 gallon cart that can hold up to 350 lbs.


How Secure Are Shred Bins?

Both the shred console and shred cart come with a locking system and are made to be sturdy enough to keep your important documents safe. The shred console has an internal lock key and double turn lock for increased security. The shred cart is tamper proof with the Internal Lockjaw® locking system that can protect up to 350 lbs. of sensitive documents.


What Options Do You Have When Looking To Make A Purchase?

Each of the two types of shred containers have similar options as far as lids go. Shred carts have more options in size to satisfy the need of the office or the individual. However, the shred console has more color options to match the uniqueness and flair of each office.  Shred carts and consoles come with a customized ID badge as an accessory. Shred consoles also come with a nylon console bag with a hook.

What Are The Costs?

The cost of paying for shredding services can be rather costly, especially if you have a lot of documents to shred. Shredding services start at the price of $150 (for a one time service), depending on the area you are located, it might be more or less. If you need to shred huge amounts of documents, the price will drastically go up, and that doesn’t include the surcharges companies will sneak into your bill once they are done providing you with their services. On the other hand, you can make a single purchase by getting a shred container to go with your shredder. And if you don’t have a shredder, we recommend a few to go along with your shred bin.

Need A Shredder?

You can purchase industrial shredders if you need one for the whole building where you work at. Some great conveyor shredders we recommend are:

  • MBM Destroyit 4107 Cross Cut Shredder

  • Intimus 14.95 Cross Cut Industrial Shredder

  • Formax FD 8804 Cross Cut Shredder

You can purchase commercial shredders if you only need it for your office or floor level. Some great commercial shredders we recommend are:

  • HSM Powerline 450.2 Cross Cut Shredder

  • MBM Destroyit 4605 Cross Cut level 4 Paper Shredder

  • Intimus Pro 802 Cross Cut Shredder

Are you looking for a complete package or have any questions on the different options?  Be sure to contact one of our Data Destruction Specialists, and they’ll make sure to give you a great recommendation with the best market pricing. You can reach our Data Destruction Specialist by calling 1-800-243-9226. Take a quick preview of the shred bins we have to offer in the video below. Be sure to also subscribe to our channel for information on other products we offer.  

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