Shred Bins for Secure Paper Storage

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Shred Bins for Secure Paper Storage

Store sensitive documents in secured bins before shredding

Standard, non-lockable paper recycling bins are not suitable for secure storing of sensitive documents prior to paper shredding. It is recommended to use security bins and containers in your office environment. These shred bins and shred carts are specially designed for secure disposal and collection of sensitive documents. The lids are lockable, secured and tamper-proof – so all your sensitive information is safe in these receptacles. When a shredding bin is full you can shred all your paper materials in your office paper shredder.

Shred bin with locking lid for secure storage of sensitive documents.

The document storage containers meet the following requirements

  • Lockable: Yes, 100% secure
  • Tamper-proof: Yes, narrow slots
  • Commercial use: Yes, heavy-duty

#1 | Rubbermaid Slim Jim Waste Confidential Combo


The Slim Jim is a confidential waste container with specially-designed locking lid. The lid contains a narrow slot for secure storage of sensitive documents. The shred bin has a lightweight, slim and tall design.

  • Capacity: 23 gallon
  • Weight: 9 pounds
  • Material: Plastic

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#2 | HSM Shredinator Shred Bin


The shredinator is an industrial, heavy-duty shredding bin for the office environment. The security bin comes in three different sizes. The tamper proof lid is perfect for disposal of sensitive documents prior to shredding.

  • Capacity: 3 sizes (24″, 27″, 30″)
  • Weight: +/- 7 pounds
  • Material: Plastic

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#3 | HSM 32 Gallon Shred Cart


Store large volumes of confidential documents prior to paper shredding in this lockable shred cart. The two-wheel shred bin lets you transport large amounts of papers to your paper shredder. The lockable lid keeps your sensitive papers secure.

  • Capacity: 32 gallon
  • Size: 20″ x 16″ x 30″
  • Material: Plastic

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#4 | HSM DuraFlex Shred Console

Large commercial shred console for collecting sensitive paper waste for pre-shredding. Store the documents in a large shredder bag or in a plastic insert (not included). The lockable door keeps all your papers safe & secure.

Optional accessory: HSM DuraFlex insert

  • Capacity: 8-9 gallon
  • Weight: 41 pounds
  • Material: Wood

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#5 | HSM Signature Series DuraFlex Shred Console

The Signature shred console by HSM is a security container for the office environment. Perfect for storing all sensitive documents priot to being shredded. Choose from three wood-color options.

Optional accessory: HSM DuraFlex insert

  • Capacity: 8-9 gallon
  • Weight: 41 pounds
  • Material: Wood / laminate

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What is a shred bin?

A shred bin is a lockable shredding container with enhanced security for disposing and collecting sensitive office documents before the material is shredded. It is a secured container with a lock for temporary storing small amounts of sensitive paper waste. These shredding bins are also known as PDC’s, which is short for personal document containers. The small security containers are perfect to use in the office. The body of a shred bin is generally tall and narrow so it has a small footprint which is ideal for deskside collection for each work station. You can dispose your sensitive and confidential paper waste easily without the need to shred it directly. So you can keep on working without being distracted by a paper shredder. When the bin is full you can shred your documents at your centralized paper shredder, or you can empty the bin in a larger security cart, also known as a shred cart.

Keep your confidential company’s and client’s info secure

Shred bin, shred cart and shred console.

What is a shred cart?

A shred cart is a larger container than a shred bin. These wheeled carts can hold and protect large volumes of sensitive documents due to the large storage capacity. Some offices choose for a paper destruction company to collect the paper waste when the security containers are full and need to be emptied. But you can also shred all the paper documents yourself. In this case we recommend to make use of a heavy-duty shredder or industrial paper shredder. It depends on the volumes of paper waste which paper shredder suits your needs best. After shredding, the paper particles can be disposed in a paper recycling cart, so the paper will be 100% recycled, which is environmentally friendly. Another advantage of a shred cart is it’s easy mobility, thanks to the casters. A standard sized shred cart has a capacity of around 64 gallons, but most carts come in multiple sizes.

What is a shred console?

A shred console is also a large container for storing confidential office documents. It is a interesting alternative for a shred cart. These security consoles are placed in centralized area’s in office departments. A security console is, generally speaking, more visually appealing than a recycling cart. But the downside is that a shred console can’t be transported easily, like a shred cart. The consoles have a lockable door and a wide feed slot for easy disposing paper documents. The tamper-proof paper slot is narrow enough to prevent possible theft of paper waste with sensitive office information. Inside the shred console you can hang a nylon shredder bag or place a plastic insert.

What to look for when buying a shred bin?

Most important is that the bin or container is sturdy, lockable and tamper-proof. Choose a security container with a heavy-duty built quality, so it can withstand daily office use. Make sure the lid is lockable and contains a narrow feed slot for quick and safe disposing of your daily documents that needs to be shredder. Lastly make sure that the bin, cart or console is phishing-proof. The feed slot needs to be narrow enough that disposed documents can’t be stolen and reviewed by unauthorized people.


Next step is paper shredding and recycling

When the security bin is full the content must be shredded safely. You can shred your paper documents in the office with a commercial paper shredder. Or hire a paper destruction service company which can collect and shred the sensitive contant for you. After shredding it is also important that the shredded material will be recycled.

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