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  • Writer's pictureAMERICAN SHREDDING

Is That Blue Recycling Bin Keeping Your Company Info Safe?

American Shredding Bins & Containers Do.

We’ve all been in office buildings or common areas where there are blue recycling bins. People toss papers into them after making copies or a paper cup after a coffee run. Maybe your office has an old cardboard box next to the that anyone can access. Recycling is a great thing to do more so today than ever before. But when it comes to your office and sensitive information, are you doing the best thing by simply having a blue bin?

Unfortunately, there are people out there who make their living by stealing and selling company information. It could be a list of your customers, account numbers to bank accounts, filled out applications with personal information, or more.

Many companies or stores don’t have strict security in place as far as who would have access to the bins. Think about how many kinds of people come in and out of your business? Staff, delivery people, cleaning crews, visitors, and more. What about a previous disgruntled employee on their way out the door?

To combat this, American Shredding offers tamper-proof shred carts and containers. The reinforced metal hasp locking system secures the lid to the container, with a padlock to prevent tampering. They are compliant with ANSI standards and require an ID badge to access the interior.

When the scheduled pickup day arrives, they are emptied into our secure trucks fitted with GPS trackers and driven by certified employees to our plants. All documents are destroyed and recycled, safely and securely.

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Tired of lugging office furniture around? Fed up with replacing damaged or worn wooden consoles? Need a bit more space? Say hello to the first ever 100% plastic console ... the American Shredding Dura Console!

The Dura Console fits into any office décor, offering a central collection point and keeps sensitive documents safe and secure until ready for destruction. Plastic construction makes deployment a breeze and multiple units can be carried at one time.


  • Standard: 29”H x 21”W x 17”D

  • Holds 100 lbs


  • ID badge

  • Custom labels

  • Hot stamping*

  • Custom embossing*

* minimum quantities apply

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Comes with a reinforced steel hasp and outfitted with a padlock or combination lock. A steel support bar installed on the front lid for added security. Injection molding makes for a durable, secure cart that gets the job done.

Our 95-gallon carts are designed to perform for many years. Their huge capacity can help with your high volume needs such as file rooms or storage units, and work perfectly to clean out file cabinets and reams of old office paper.


  • Standard: 46”H x 28”W x 33”D

  • Holds 350 lbs

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Features a narrow, ergonomic design for ease of use, storage and transportation. With 10” rubber wheels, this cart is ready for rugged use. The reinforced metal hasp locking system secures lid to container, with a padlock to prevent tampering.

This cart is Ideal for both on and off-site shredding and fits well in any office or copy room, providing a centralized location for paper and hard drive collection.


  • Standard: 23”W x 29”D x 42”H

  • Holds 200 lbs of paper

  • Compliant with ANSI standards

  • Color: Executive Gray​


  • Keyed alike padlocks

  • E-waste opening

  • ID Badge

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Time tested particle board construction for a super sturdy and tamperproof document cache.

Our executive console fits nicely in any executive decor and possesses a flat top to stash printers, files, and business necessities. it works equally well in legal offices, hospital nurse stations, and small businesses.


  • Standard: 36”H x 20”W x 16”D (Holds 100 lbs.)

  • Small: 20”H x 20” W x 14” D (Holds 50 lbs.)

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  • Gaylords

  • Roll-offs

  • Pallets

  • Burn bags

  • Slim jims

  • Desktop trays

*American Shredding containers are JHCO compliant and fire retardant whenever possible.

If keeping your company's information safe and secure is important to you, consider using a shred cart or container by American Shredding. It will give you peace of mind while still feeling good about recycling for the planet! Contact us today.


American Shredding offers shredding and recycling services to help you protect your product brand and do your part to protect the planet. We can shred on-site at your location or off-site at our secure plant.

Contact us for fast scheduling, friendly staff, 100% recycling and low prices. We offer services in Arizona, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Washington states. See our list of cities here.

Need help with a recycling plan? Get a quote today!

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