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Old 01-05-2020, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Shredding Service ?

I have a lot of old files, with sensitive information, I need to destroy and thought I would shred them. I have a small office shredder machine, but have about 3 large boxes of files, and would take me forever to destroy. Each box weighs about 25-30 lbs. Maybe a 100 lbs total !

Staples has a shredding service but charges $1 a pound. UPS also has a shred service at 69 cnts a pound. At either rate it would be costly !

Any recommendations how to destroy these old files ?

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Old 01-05-2020, 04:17 PM   #2
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What about burning them outside?
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Agree, fire pit.
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If you can wait, you can take your boxes to a DCU shred event.

3 boxes would be no problem. I went twice with 5+ boxes each time.

https://www.dcu.org/community/shredder.html

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These guys are pretty reasonable.
http://www.theshredsource.com/

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Old 01-05-2020, 04:54 PM   #5
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I didnít feel like shelling out big bucks for our old docs, so I set up the shredder next to my chair in the family room, and shredded away during commercials while watching the news. Relatively painless method and cheap.
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I have a lot of old files, with sensitive information, I need to destroy and thought I would shred them. I have a small office shredder machine, but have about 3 large boxes of files, and would take me forever to destroy. Each box weighs about 25-30 lbs. Maybe a 100 lbs total !

Staples has a shredding service but charges $1 a pound. UPS also has a shred service at 69 cnts a pound. At either rate it would be costly !

Any recommendations how to destroy these old files ?

Thanks !
To be in possession of such "super secret" files with no insight on how to destroy them when needed is disturbing.

To be in possession of such "super secret" files without being able to drop $69.00 to destroy them is even more disturbing.
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Agree, fire pit.
I have a metal trash barrel that i use. Put a little charcoal lighter fluid on it and throw on a couple of logs and that usually burns it all the way down. I have a shredder but it doesnt take much for it to overheat.
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To be in possession of such "super secret" files with no insight on how to destroy them when needed is disturbing.

To be in possession of such "super secret" files without being able to drop $69.00 to destroy them is even more disturbing.

This just came up. Rumor has it they are the Ukrainian files.
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To be in possession of such "super secret" files with no insight on how to destroy them when needed is disturbing.

To be in possession of such "super secret" files without being able to drop $69.00 to destroy them is even more disturbing.
Where did you get the extension that "sensitive" is "Super Secret"? I'm sure you have "Proof" but, of course, you can't reveal it except to hearings in the locked basement. Waaaay overboard. "Sensitve" may be just somebody dancing on top of a piano.
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What about burning them outside?
In my experience it takes a very surprisingly long time to burn paper files and it's not an easy job. You can't just toss piles of paper on the fire because they will smother it. It's hard to keep the fire going. You have to tear the papers into strips and make sure the fire has constant air. It's pretty tiring and boring. You could also tear them by hand and take them to the dump, which is equally tedious. Best way might be to burn the papers on a hot wood fire and keep loading it with wood. Air pollution??
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The heck with all of you. I like my method of shredding during commercials.....20 minutes of painless shredding per 40 minutes of news. 🙄 Easy and cheap, plus no air pollution.
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The heck with all of you. I like my method of shredding during commercials.....20 minutes of painless shredding per 40 minutes of news. 🙄 Easy and cheap, plus no air pollution.
When I worked for Staples, I would tell people if they want to get rid of that box of files and papers, buy the 29.99 cross cut shreddar that fits on the top of a trash can, and shred 3 or 4 pages at a time during commercials. Cheaper than buying the 200.00 shreddar, and just as effective.

Good job Sue.

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I have a lot of old files, with sensitive information, I need to destroy and thought I would shred them. I have a small office shredder machine, but have about 3 large boxes of files, and would take me forever to destroy. Each box weighs about 25-30 lbs. Maybe a 100 lbs total !

Staples has a shredding service but charges $1 a pound. UPS also has a shred service at 69 cnts a pound. At either rate it would be costly !

Any recommendations how to destroy these old files ?

Thanks !
If its truly only 100lbs, $0.69 per lb for UPS to do it is only $69....Doesn't sound bad for piece of mind to get rid of sensitive documents properly?
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Check the credit unions. Logix provide free shredding service to all the customers. Since the nearest branch is in Nashua, I found out Northeast Credit Union branch on 106 will shred documents from any CU members.

Libraries use to shred. Not sure if they do anymore.
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