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What Should Go in Your Secure Shredding Bins?

And What Shouldn’t.

Once you’ve made the decision to partner with a shredding company to protect your organization against ID theft and security breaches, it’s important to manage your documents properly. A key part of this is knowing what should go in your secure shredding bins and what shouldn’t. Take a look:

What should go in your shredding bins

  • Paperwork, files & documents of all kinds are safe

When it comes to your secure shredding bins, it is safe to say that any paperwork that has sensitive information can be put in. This includes client files, business documents, employee records, contact lists, financial records, tax papers, etc. If you have many papers clipped together by paperclips or staples, there is usually no need to remove them as mobile shredding trucks are able to shred them along with all of the papers.

What shouldn’t go in your shredding bins

  • Electronics

Although it is important to properly dispose of old and outdated electronics and devices, your secure shredding bins are not equipped to handle those items. If your shredding and destruction partner also provides hard drive, device and product destruction, it’s best to arrange for a separate pick up and shred for those items.

  • Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are often the power source for a number of electronic devises these days including laptop computers, smartphones and tablets. But throwing these batteries into your secure shredding bin with papers poses a fire risk. Lithium can overheat and catch fire or even explode, so just as you must take care disposing of your electronics and your confidential documents, it’s imperative that you do not dispose of them in your shredding containers.

  • Office supplies, syringes, glass & more

Although some items around the office may seem innocuous enough to be thrown in with your documents, the truth is they can pose a risk to the shredding machinery. Things like glass, ink cartridges, toner containers, hanging folders, syringes, heavy cardboard shipping tubes and other objects should be discarded separately.

Shredding your sensitive documents is a crucial step to protecting your company from costly breaches and corporate ID theft. All Points Mobile Shredding can help by providing regular shredding and destruction of your confidential documents. We also provide secure product and apparel destruction including branded items, defective and expired merchandise and much more. Talk to us today about how we can partner with you by filling out this form or giving us a call.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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