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dannyt986 10.01.2020 12:01

Bulk Document Shredding?
 
After a once in 20 year clearout I have about 20,000 A4 sheets of paper (2m stacked up) that needs shredding.

A test of about 5cm of this stack shows that the time taken, volume of "shred" and dust dont make it sensible proposition to use my fairly powerful 12 sheet home shredder.

I see a few commercial services, but they look more oriented at big commercial quantities. Im waiting for a response from one (dataex 4000).

Anyone experience of this problem and solutions?

Danny

Phil_MCR 10.01.2020 12:05

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
roll up and use instead of firewood?

Guest 10.01.2020 12:09

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
For an occasional one-off (i.e. no strings attached ad hoc arrangement) secure document disposal I've used Reisswolf, albeit for our office use. They have a variety of different sized containers which they drop off then collect when you need them.

Costs about CHF 37 for their smallest container, which held about 30 lever-arch files worth of paper.

me.anon 10.01.2020 12:24

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
You could try this google search:

dokumentenvernichtung schweiz

Some do an "at home" service.

I don't have your quantities, but when I dispose of bulk documents, that is more than my shredder can sensibly take, I soak then overnight in soapy water then tear them and roll the bits into balls and put them into the normal household waste.

AbFab 10.01.2020 12:40

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by me.anon (Post 3135902)
You could try this google search:

dokumentenvernichtung schweiz

Some do an "at home" service.

I don't have your quantities, but when I dispose of bulk documents, that is more than my shredder can sensibly take, I soak then overnight in soapy water then tear them and roll the bits into balls and put them into the normal household waste.

If they are only paper, couldn‘t you put the balls out in a bag for the free paper collection??

Guest 10.01.2020 12:57

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Box of Swan Vesta in the garden ?

heckenhocker 10.01.2020 13:06

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Zug Entsorgungshof at Güterbahnhof has an industrial sized paper shredder. Takes wodges at a time.

https://www.zg.ch/behoerden/weitere-...-gemeinden/zug

Download the Info-flyer, and look on the little map for "Akten Schredder"

jacek 10.01.2020 13:23

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Office shredder will take two weeks after hours!

dannyt986 10.01.2020 16:13

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3135908)
If they are only paper, couldn‘t you put the balls out in a bag for the free paper collection??

90%+ bills and statements with private data, or work projects subject to NDA's etc..

dannyt986 10.01.2020 16:15

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by me.anon (Post 3135902)
You could try this google search:

dokumentenvernichtung schweiz

Some do an "at home" service.

I don't have your quantities, but when I dispose of bulk documents, that is more than my shredder can sensibly take, I soak then overnight in soapy water then tear them and roll the bits into balls and put them into the normal household waste.

That's a "life hack" and a half! Alternatively get into papier mache art...

dannyt986 10.01.2020 16:18

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

For an occasional one-off (i.e. no strings attached ad hoc arrangement) secure document disposal I've used Reisswolf, albeit for our office use. They have a variety of different sized containers which they drop off then collect when you need them.

Costs about CHF 37 for their smallest container, which held about 30 lever-arch files worth of paper.
I have a company I can run the contract through. RW also recommended by another source; awaiting quote... reminds how backward CH can still be for this sort of thing... wheres the online shop to do that?

Phil_MCR 10.01.2020 16:33

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3135908)
If they are only paper, couldn‘t you put the balls out in a bag for the free paper collection??

I thought that shredded paper is typically not useful for recycling?

Guest 10.01.2020 16:36

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dannyt986 (Post 3136012)
I have a company I can run the contract through. RW also recommended by another source; awaiting quote... reminds how backward CH can still be for this sort of thing... wheres the online shop to do that?

I don't have a contract with them, which is why they're great for one-off jobs.

They have a website and I normally just drop their main email address a quick line when I need a new container. They're pretty efficient and cost effective in my experience.

st2lemans 10.01.2020 16:47

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Compost them, or burn them.

Tom

amogles 10.01.2020 16:51

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by me.anon (Post 3135902)
I don't have your quantities, but when I dispose of bulk documents, that is more than my shredder can sensibly take, I soak then overnight in soapy water then tear them and roll the bits into balls and put them into the normal household waste.

What a waste.

I soak them in gravy and serve them in the IKEA restaurant.

bowlie 10.01.2020 16:55

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 3136017)
I thought that shredded paper is typically not useful for recycling?

our déchetterie forbids it!

me.anon 10.01.2020 17:43

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3135908)
If they are only paper, couldn‘t you put the balls out in a bag for the free paper collection??

Here, they are quite selective about what form of paper waste is acceptable for recycling. I could find only this (Ger.) https://www.altpapier.ch/d/faq/schredderstreifen

You can reduce the volume of shredded paper considerably by wetting it. The downside is that you increase the weight unless, that is, you are prepared to wait until it has all dried out.

st2lemans 10.01.2020 17:51

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3136028)
our déchetterie forbids it!

Our's take it all, but they burn it.

Tom

AbFab 10.01.2020 18:14

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Shredded paper is accepted in paper bags with the cardboard collection in our NOTW (neck of the woods)....

robBob 11.01.2020 11:49

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
My invaluable contribution:
https://youtu.be/i1CZC0TgvNI

in a previous EF thread on the subject:
https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...shredding.html

Phil_MCR 11.01.2020 20:16

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3136047)
Shredded paper is accepted in paper bags with the cardboard collection in our NOTW (neck of the woods)....

probably because they burn it with the cardboard.

curley 19.01.2020 13:50

Re: Bulk Document Shredding?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3135908)
If they are only paper, couldn‘t you put the balls out in a bag for the free paper collection??

The soap content probably ruins it for that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by robBob (Post 3136131)
My invaluable contribution:
https://youtu.be/i1CZC0TgvNI

in a previous EF thread on the subject:
https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...shredding.html

As usual the video ends before telling you where to put that mess you created. Please, please, don't try to flush it down the toilet. (Unless you have your own house, it will teach you to do it only once).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 3136226)
probably because they burn it with the cardboard.

Why would they bother to pick it up on a separate round when burning it with the normal household-trash? :confused:

At our place they come three times on the day we're scheduled! I know that because I once stopped and asked them, what exactly they didn't like about my cardboard pile when they took the paper stack. They said; "We'll be back for that". And they were. I'm not sure how environmental it is to separate paper and cardboard if that monster-truck drives out to our hamlet for each type. :msnsarcastic:


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