Where does all the paper come from?
All I know is, it piles up and up. Some years ago I persuaded my husband to buy a shredder, and he did - one supposed to be suitable for home use. I think I used it about twice. It's too slow! Heats up and then you have to stop and wait for it to cool. I understand many do this.
It's much easier to shred only that part of the document that refers to our personal information, and just toss the rest into the regular recycling.
What's the point of shredding an entire document when my identifying information is only on the first page, so much easier to tear it off, and tear or cut it into tiny pieces - quicker too.
It can be a boring job so I often listen to a documentary on YouTube or something.
I was the only car at the Recycling Center, it took all of 5 minutes to drop several bags in.