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#1 of 8 Old 12-07-2008, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our recycling all goes into one large bin to be separated in central processing.

We shred all junk mail.

How do we get our junk mail shreddings into the recycling without having them scattered all over the neighborhood, city, county, etc.

We used to put them in paper bags and just recycle the whole thing, but since i switched to cloth, that's not an option any longer.

What do you ladies do?

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I compost mine.

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We too compost them in the garden or feed them to the worms (vermicomposting)
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Our city picks them up with the yard waste. I just dump them loose into the bin and the yard waste truck takes them away. I've never noticed a problem with them blowing out of the truck, but yard waste probably tends to be a bit heavier and wetter than regular recycling.

Could you wrap them up in a ball of newspaper?
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We also compost ours.
Do you need to shred it? I can see wanting to shred personal documents but maybe you could just leave the junk mail whole and bundle it together with twine?
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It never occurred to me to compost it. Thank you, ladies. We can add it to our yard waste bin, too.

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We also compost ours.
Do you need to shred it? I can see wanting to shred personal documents but maybe you could just leave the junk mail whole and bundle it together with twine?
Unfortunately, that's just asking to have our identities stolen and have credit cards opened in our names. Any piece of paper that has identifying information on it gets shredded here.

We've actually discussed using it instead of kitty litter, but I'm not sure the cats would go for it.

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I have never had this problem. I have a hamster and a chinchilla. Shredded paper gets reused as animal bedding.

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You could make homemade paper with it

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