What can go in Shred It bins?

We can shred just about anything, but we mostly shred paper. And instead of using conventional strip-cut shredders, we use cross-cut shredding technology that can reduce the paper to fine, confetti-like pieces. Our unique technology can even destroy other materials like fabric, plastic, electronics and metals.

Are shred bins safe?

When you take your records to a drop off facility, you’re going to leave your documents in a locked bin to be picked up when their shredding contractor arrives. This can be intimidating leaving your private records somewhere you’re unfamiliar with. However, this option is completely safe.

How big is a shred it bin?

The security bin comes in three different sizes, with a height of 24″, 27″ and 30″. The tamper-proof and lockable lid is perfect for the disposal of sensitive documents before shredding.

Can you put staples in a shred bin?

A basic paper shredder isn’t powerful enough to shred staples or paper clips. You can even damage the cutting blades because of the small metal parts. But more expensive and powerful shredders are able to shred through standard staples and paper clips with ease.

Can I shred notebooks?

Things to Shred Confidential documents. Outdated printed files and forms. Manila and colored filing folders (NO army green folders – not paper) Spiral bound notebooks and presentation papers.

Is Iron Mountain shredding safe?

AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), our secure, environmentally friendly services ensure the proper destruction and disposal of sensitive paper documents, plastics, and electronic media.

What is a confidential waste bin?

Confidential bins are designed for the secure and discreet disposal of confidential waste. Versatile, stylish and available in various capacities and shapes for any office. Secure lid arrangement with lock and key.

Can you put envelopes in a shredder?

Envelopes with cellophane windows are not recommended to be shredded because they can cause undue jamming. Unopened envelopes should never be passed through the shredder because the thickness may exceed maximum sheet capacity and it may include non-paper items such as credit cards or coins. 2 of 2 found this helpful.

Can you shred file folders?

We will shred any color or type of paper, including file folders. Also, you don’t have to worry about paper clips, staples, and rubber bands.

Can manilla folders be shredded?

Any good quality shredding machine is able to slice right through these as most are made from soft metals. Foolscap folder, like manila folders, aren’t usually an issue if they have small metal bindings. That means you don’t have to spend valuable time emptying the contents of a file!

Do free shredding services really exist?

Some companies think that do-it-yourself, in-house shredding is an inexpensive way to deal with documents that are no longer needed. In reality, there really is no such thing as ‘free’ shredding. When a company’s own employees are tasked with shredding documents, the risk of data breaches will increase and workplace productivity will also suffer.

How much does it cost to shred documents at UPS?

This would cost you $25-$35 at Staples or UPS. If you use a Drop-Off Shredding service, like the one Blue-Pencil offers, the cost would be $15 per box (no matter the weight) The strategy with offering shredding at a local office centre is to bring in more foot traffic to the store.

What do shredding companies do with shredded paper?

Shredding companies profit by selling shredded paper bales to paper recycling companies who in turn process the shredded paper and manufacture paper products. Document shredding companies provide a complete trail of destruction of your sensitive documents.