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04-01-2021, 11:13 PM
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You’ll probably block your toilet....
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You’ll probably block your toilet....
I don;t see why it should, it's a very thin slurry, much less substantial then the usual material
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Right, I think I've got the answer, it's a variation on SUSAN M's
I phoned a friend who also lives in a flat without a garden or an open fire
This is what he does -

When you've finished the washing up, tear the pages into small pieces and put them into the water
Let them soak for a while and swish them around till they've broken up into a thin porridge or slurry
Then pour it down the toilet


If you've built up a collection you'll have to work through the backlog, but once you're up to date you only need to do it once a month, if that

I've just tried it, and it looks like it works fine



Blimey Zulu, I'd be frightened of blocking the sewer pipes.
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04-01-2021, 11:39 PM
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Put all your statements into washing up bowl pour on hot water and a squirt of washing up liquid , allow to soak for 5 mins , squelch together like papier mache . No one could read it after that lot . Cheaper and easier than a shredder

Edited to add

Tear and RIP paper while soaking
That similar to what I do but I put them in a bucket and leave the mush for a few days then put it on the compost heap.
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04-01-2021, 11:47 PM
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Re: Old Bank Statements

Originally Posted by susan m ->
Put all your statements into washing up bowl pour on hot water and a squirt of washing up liquid , allow to soak for 5 mins , squelch together like papier mache . No one could read it after that lot . Cheaper and easier than a shredder

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Tear and RIP paper while soaking
And it can be thrown at any passing traffic wardens.
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04-01-2021, 11:48 PM
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There are companies that specialise in destroying documents. No idea how much it costs though.
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Always burn them ,without fail .
Shredders are not that reliable TBH
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I always use a shredder for any paperwork.
Shredder for me, its a cross cut too. A friend used to use the paper for his animals cages, but now they get put in the paper recycle bag after they're shredded.
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10-01-2021, 05:58 PM
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I bought a Fellows shredder about 6 months ago. It stopped working just before Christmas so I took it back for a refund. I'm now looking round for a different make/model.
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I bought a Fellows shredder about 6 months ago. It stopped working just before Christmas so I took it back for a refund. I'm now looking round for a different make/model.


I've got this little Swordfish cross cutter one, Percy.
There are more expensive ones that do loads of sheets at a time, but for my personal use, this 6 x sheet one is fine.
It will go through credit cards and staples as well.
I am pleased enough with it.

https://www.shreddingmachines.co.uk/...XC-P4-Shredder
 
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