I’m currently using my second paper shredder. The last one was only half the width of a vertical A4 piece of paper and didn’t have a huge capacity bin. I don’t shred everything, just receipts, bank documents and anything with my name and address on it.
I bought a larger shredder earlier in the year and thought that someone must sell paper bags to collect the shredded paper. This would save me transferring paper into a bin bag and also so I could put the whole bag into the recycling bin at the local supermarket. The recycling bins only have a thin slot for newspapers and magazines but trust me I’d find a way.
After searching everywhere for paper sacks I’ve now found that local councils can’t recycle shredded paper. They even suggest that if you want to recycle paper to avoid shredding it in the first place.
From now on, I’ll just put it in the black bin bag and I’ll not worry that it’s not being recycled.