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    Default Has anyone used a paper shredding service?

    Has anyone used a paper shredding service? I'm thinking about doing this because our shredder gets overheated and I've even broken a shredder before due to shredding a huge volume of paper! We have a lot..
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    SnuggleBuggles is offline Black Diamond level (25,000+ posts)
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    Our state senator hosts regular shredding drop off events. They're free and convenient.


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    My MIL uses one regularly. She says she takes a couple large bags to them and watches them dump them into the shredder.
    I am a credit union member and ours has a confidential paper bin (small opening to a large bin) where you can dump your papers in and they take them to shred. If you are a member of one, or even just have a credit union near you that offers this, they don't ask for ID when you walk in with paperwork.
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    We use couple of methods to do our shredding in volume. One is DH takes bags of papers to his work where his office has a huge industrial shredder machine. The other is through our county free shredder days every 2-3 months at different sites throughout my county. We take advantage of that often.


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    What do you mean by a lot? We end up with about two paper grocery sacks full each month. I take them to work and use the boxes there. (Tiny slit to push the papers into. )

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    Great ideas!! It never occurred to me to look for free services. I think it's a garbage bag full 😬

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    I take a bankers box to a local shredder for $10 a box.

    Another way is to put paper in a bucket, pour in water and wait for it to become a sodden mess - the paper disintegrates and canít be read.


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