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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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I've been getting bogged down with cardboard boxes. Get some of my meds delivered in them, been ordering stuff to be delivered at home, that comes in boxes. Real PITA to get rid of. They fill up my trash can rapidly, not good. So took to cutting them into small pieces and putting them in the can. Better, but time consuming, and a PITA. Did a bit of research, and it hit me. Got on WallyWorld, found a 12 page shredder, and bought it. It was delivered here in a cardboard box. Also got a 33 gallon trash can, and garbage bags for it. Both came in cardboard boxes. That shredder is just what I needed, it eats that cardboard very nicely. Shredder waste bin fills up, dump it in the trash can, fill it up again, repeat. The shredded cardboard would make great mulch, pet beds, stuff a bean bag chair with it, whatever. I have no use for it tho, so it will go out with the rest of the trash. Wish I had thought of this long ago.

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Sounds like a solution, Theo..

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No recycle where you are???

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No recycle where you are???
Not anywhere reasonably close.

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Are you talking about corrugated cardboard? Never seen a shredder that will take that. We are fortunate that a recycling center is about one mile from home.

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Are you talking about corrugated cardboard? Never seen a shredder that will take that. We are fortunate that a recycling center is about one mile from home.
Yep, correygated. Got a 12 page shredder and it will supposedly even shred credit cards and the like, one at a time. We actually have a recycling place about 2-3 miles from here. But it only takes metals.

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I don't know where you live Theo but,
No recycling !!!! wow

My new job is selling equipment to plants such as sawmills, paper mills, pellet mills, Eco logs and panel mills (plywood and others ...) One thing the paper mills are happy about is the increased use of cardboard boxes. Companies like Amazon and many others are contributing to the increased demand, and it's all good because it can be recycled. Amazon is almost finished building a 1million + sq. ft. facility near Ottawa only about an hour from me, it is huge. Everything we use comes in a cardboard box(almost everything !)
In our great country, recycling is a priority and plastics are being eliminated where they are only one-time use. The problem is that too many people don't recycle where it is available. Where it is not available I can understand but even remote areas that I,ve been through have the blue bins by the road on collection day.

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I've always believed that what America does today, Australia does tomorrow. How wrong can I be, we have three wheelie bins, red for general waste, green for garden waste and yellow for re-cycling like tins, bottles cardboard etc. The red one is emptied every week, the green and yellow on alternate weeks.
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Here in a small town in SA, we have Black - waste, Green - garden, Blue - plastic, tins, bottles and paper/cardboard.
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