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Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

I have a lot of bills and sensitive papers that I would like to burn.

Is there a place like this in Zürich?

I have a paper shredder but at the moment I have too much to dispose of and I just don't have the time or the energy to cut out paper and shred it.
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Old 11.03.2020, 20:13
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

In the Zug Ökihof there is an industrial shredder which can handle big volume.

I imagine there is something similar in Zurich just check out your nearby recycling centers.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

I want to burn it, not to shred it.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Could you do it in a large outdoor fire pit (there is one on the grounds of our apartment complex), or would it create too much smoke? I assume that burning printer or copy paper doesn't release toxic fumes, does it? I have no idea.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

It will also take you a very long time to successfully burn a big stack of photocopier paper in a garden incinerator.



Unless you have access to a proper roaring furnace you end up being left with stacks of paper burned at the edges. Unless you are prepared to separate the sheets as you add to the fire...



Honestly, an industrial type shredder service such as at the recyling place is your best bet. Cluck in the bin bag and the whole lot gets done.


At work we use a company called Reisswolf (there are others, I am sure). They might do a drop in service for consumers, maybe?



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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Toss it in the waste paper.

They burn it for you.

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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Burning trash is not really allowed (outside of incinerator) and as others have said burning lots of paper is easier said than done.
You could try soaking in water for some weeks in a large container, perhaps manually shredding when wet and then let dry. If you have a garden or balcony exposed to rain it's even easier you can let nature take care of it.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Send it via post. They seem to lose all my important documents into the vast unknown.

Here's a company that does it for you.
https://www.reisswolf.ch/en/
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

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I want to burn it, not to shred it.
Then you are in the wrong country. We don’t want you burning your crap in the open.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Make a big Bööög and ride around the fire on a horse.
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Then you are in the wrong country. We don’t want you burning your crap in the open.
What he said. And the person in that group who said she burns stuff in the sink is clearly bonkers.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

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I want to burn it, not to shred it.
I don't know of any such a place/company. I think LiB has posted a link, but is it really worth it to go that far (it might cost you a lot of money btw)? I understand they are sensitive documents and you feel like just burning them, but shredding would do. Actually, forget about that. I usually toss all my old bills into the recycle bin along with old newspapers, magazines etc, I am not that obsessed someone would take them out of a huge pile and do.....what, exactly?

We used to live in an apartment with a cheminee, and not even then did I think of burning documents (though I heard some people do...)
It's kind of hard to understand why someone would like to do such a thing, sorry. But to keep the thread on track - no, I don't know of any place where you can do that.
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In the Zug Ökihof there is an industrial shredder which can handle big volume.

I imagine there is something similar in Zurich just check out your nearby recycling centers.
Haven't seen one at any centre near us but we have our own shredder.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Why make everything so complicated? Get a Zürisack, put your documents in, dispose of bag in one of those underground bins - voilà, your documents will be burned at the cost of around two Francs.
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Re: Where to burn sensitive documents in Zürich?

Burning dokuments isn't really a thing that people do to destroy documents as everyone shreds.

Google 'Dokument Vernichtung.' There are plenty of companies that offer this as a service and some will even send a truck with a shredder on board.

Is there a specific reason why you feel the need to burn the documents?
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I have a lot of bills and sensitive papers that I would like to burn.

Is there a place like this in Zürich?

I have a paper shredder but at the moment I have too much to dispose of and I just don't have the time or the energy to cut out paper and shred it.
Roast them in the oven With a a bit of oil and some nice herbs
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Is there a specific reason why you feel the need to burn the documents?
Some kind of criminal behaviour perhaps? Or espionage!

But I suspect paranoia.
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Some kind of criminal behaviour perhaps? Or espionage!

But I suspect paranoia.
Could be DNA remains!!
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