Tuesday 1 September 2015 8.22am
Karen I wrote:
Most recycling places won't take shredded paper so you will have to put it in the ordinary bin. Why not just tear off your name and address at the top of each letter or document and shred that bit. It's possible that many of your document won't have any personal and/or private information on them, and these can be put in the recycling bins.
This was news to me, I've been putting shredded paper in my blue recycling bin for years now, albeit not on an industrial scale.
Anything with our address and/or name on gets shredded, even if it's a generic "To the householder at 99 Blank Street" type letter, e.g. letters from TV cable companies urging you to take Virgin/Sky services, "Cable already laid in your street!"