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has anyone ever made or know where to get a large paper shredder?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Vohaul, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Vohaul

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    i get a huge amount of waste and it fills up my garbage cans quick...and since i do most of my assmbly in my basement.(and garage).and have to haul my own garbage to our rural landfill, .i was wondering if anyone had ever made / seen a paper shredder that fits on a large trash can...(like the ones with wheels for household trash)

    thinking it would be a lot more efficient and clean...

    input?,,,ideas? im open to diy ideas too

    Thanks

    Paul

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  2. JBurton

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    If you're dealing with print waste, just roll everything as it's trashed. I would almost think a shredder would add volume, but I'm not sure.
     
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  3. Vohaul

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    i just finished doing that with my laminator waste roll.....4 bags of garbage later......:)....just thinking it would be more efficient to shred it all.....tidier and longer times between dumping
     
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  5. Gino

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    We burn much of it. Can't recycle any better than that. Ashes to ashes.... dust to dust.
     
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  6. Vohaul

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    thats an idea too....wouldnt want to try that in the house though:)
     
  7. Gino

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    At home we have a burn barrel. We're allowed to burn the first weekend of the month without having to obtain a special fire permit. Unless you have some sort of incinerator, I wouldn't do it in your house or the back yard. We do it year-round up in the field.
     
  8. Vohaul

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    ya, i was joking about inside the house
     
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    You burn PVC?
     
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    We hire a service once in a while. They drive their truck out and shred our accumulated paper products on the spot. Don't know the cost though and may not be available in all areas.
     
  11. Gino

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    Sure, why not ?? Don't you ??

    No, he was only asking about a paper shredder, so that's what I was answering. All the other stuff, we have 5 large bins out back of our shop and this company comes, picks them up, empties them and we get paid on Cor-X, PVC, acrylic, cardboard and ACM and aluminum cutoffs.​
     
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    30 years aho i bought a german made shredder at a bancruptcy auction. cost me $50.
    it had a 1/2 horse capacitor start motor and 2 v belts & could shred 1" of paper and metal clips

    used it until 3 years ago. i was too cheap to have a machine shop make me a replacement shaft. anything comparable on ebay (not working) goes well over $500

    lesson learned...
     
  13. Vohaul

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    as an update, i found a couple diy videos of people that made standard paper shredders on youtube..i might play and upscale it a bit..(i love tinkering with stuff....)

    ill see how it works out.....
     
  14. JBurton

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    We use probably 10% as pattern paper, 50% gets rolled efficiently, 35% is wadded up trash, and the last 5% was 'given back to God' (the wind took it)
     
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    We use Harold. You can't turn your back on him. goat2.jpg
     
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    When we moved the shop we had a ton of banner material to get rid of.
    Rented a gas powered chipper shredder thinking to get more into each dumpster run.
    Did not work. Banners killed that shredder quick.
     
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    The best paper shredders on Amazon, from cross-cut to micro-cut shredders to ... “I bought this to shred an ever-accumulating pile of paper. .... With micro-cut, anyone wanting to reassemble my documents will have to employ a lot ... You know as well as I do that '6-sheet shredder' of just about any brand is ...
     
  18. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I roll the paper and use it for transporting or shipping. Any extra I roll up and toss so as not to take up space in trash. I hate the idea of burning trash....very harmful to the environment. When you fly on an airplane you sometimes see these massive smoke columns dispersing way into the air, and realize its someones burn pile on the ground...no no :(
     
  19. Gino

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    Hahahaaa... I'm not talking about setting a landfill on fire. The amount of paper, cardboard and other burnable items we burn do not even generate enough smoke to send out signals, let alone be seen from an airplane. I will not burn any plastic products, rubber, carpeting or anything other than paper type products. You can't recycle much better than that.

    What or where are you tossing your extra rolled up stuff, not gong in the trash ?? It hasta go somewhere..... correct ??​
     
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