How do I dispose of LOTS of private documents?
July 4, 2008 10:43 AM Subscribe
Is there an easy way to get rid of hundreds of pages of private documents?
posted by PandemicSoul to home & garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just moved into a smaller apartment than I had before, with a roommate. I'm quite a packrat, and had to get rid of a bunch of stuff, including literally hundreds of pages of files and private documents from apartments past (utility bills, vehicle statements, medical records/bills, etc.) that I don't need, but haven't ever known what to do with -- except for continue to schlep around with me. Well, I'm done with that!
I have a box that weighs, I think, around 50-60 pounds with paper. What do I do to get rid of it? I live in San Fernando Valley, if there's something local beyond general suggestions. The only possible solution I've come up with is allowing a co-worker to take the stuff home and burn at his house way outside of LA, but I'm not entirely comfortable with him having access to so much of my private information.