If you put it in the inside pocket make sure you totally empty your bag before you turn it upside down over the trash bin. I for one like to keep my lock on the outside of the bag but carries the keys in the inside pocket. Upon cleaning out my bag I accidentally threw out the keys when I turned it over the trash bin. Did not realize what I had done until 2weeks later. Contacted LV and gave them my lock # and they were kind enough to give me a replacement key. Care to know... I no longer carry the keys in my bag.