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Old 02-11-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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I'm getting ready to move and I'm trying to get rid of as much unnecessary stuff as I can. I spent 20 years in the military and I can't believe how much stuff unneccessarily had my social security number on it.

Anyway.. my paper shredder gave out (couldn't handle the workload). Since I'm moving and downsizing, I don't want to buy a new shredder right now. Is there some place I can go and shred a bunch of papers? I tried just ripping them, but my fingers got tired real fast.

I checked with the Office Depot, Office Max, and UPS Store that were closest to me. They said no. I'd prefer something on the North East side (Windcrest).

I don't trust those peopel who come and pick up your papers. How do I know they don't look at my stuff before shredding it. How do I know they shred my stuff at all? Maybe they haul it to a dump??

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Old 02-11-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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I googled "paper shredding san antonio" and quite a few companies came up.
Here is one that comes to your home and shreds right there in their truck.

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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Thanks. I called about 6 or 7 of those companies. None if them will let me do the shredding myself. Several of them would let me watch. But I prefer to not have strangers handle my sensitive papers. I want to put them in the shredder the shredder myself. I checked this companies webpage - they are the same. They invite you to watch, but I'd be much more comfortable doing it myself.


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I googled "paper shredding san antonio" and quite a few companies came up.
Here is one that comes to your home and shreds right there in their truck.

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Old 02-11-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Are you still military or have access? Ask around on base - where I worked almost every desk had a shredder. Another place I worked was clearance restricted, they had bags and bags of the stuff that went into shredders daily! You might be able to talk someone into letting you shred your stuff....
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:30 PM
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Location: Georgia
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can you mulch it yourself? Maybe tryp dumping water and coffee grounds in a bucket and churn it up little by little? Messy, but effective...in theory at least!
Or maybe have a little fire in your grill? Being mindful of winds and drought conditions, of course.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ask a friend that has a fireplace if you could put your pyromaniac skills to use to dispose of the material.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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The HEB at 1604 and 281 has a coin operated shredder... when I saw it I thought it was kind of a stupid idea but after reading your post I guess it makes a lot of sense. Might want to call to se if its still there.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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Ask a friend that has a fireplace if you could put your pyromaniac skills to use to dispose of the material.
NEVER put paper in your fireplace. That is a good way to start a chimney fire.
Good idea though on burning the papers, I just wouldn't do it in my fireplace.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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NEVER put paper in your fireplace. That is a good way to start a chimney fire.
Good idea though on burning the papers, I just wouldn't do it in my fireplace.
Oops, good point.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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It's a few hours drive, but Enron in Houston has a good history with that sort of thing.
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