Shredder Making Mess on Floor?

Any suggestion on how to solve the paper shredding mess on the floor? When I take out the shredder container to empty it there is always a good deal of paper left in the teeth of the shredder that falls on the floor. No matter how much I dig it out some still falls to the floor. I always dread emptying the thing because of the mess. Someone recently suggested placing their shredder in a picnic basket. Mine is too large for that. I feel fairly sure someone will have a good suggestion because this group of people is smart as a whip.


By weinerdog41 from Ft. Worth, TX

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May 10, 20130 found this helpful

Spread out a couple sheets of newspaper where your shredder will sit.

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May 10, 20130 found this helpful

Before you take it out, try running the shredder backwards. the paper inside should then back out.Turn it upside down and shake into the container.


I use a small waste paper basket to mount my shredder on. It is a lot bigger than the container it came with.

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May 10, 20131 found this helpful

You could set it inside a large opened trash bag lying on the floor, so that when you're done all you need to do is move the shredder, pick up the bag - no mess! Good luck!

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May 10, 20130 found this helpful

Does your shredder have a reverse? If so, reverse it before taking off of collector basket.

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May 11, 20130 found this helpful

I put my shedder on a cookie sheet. After emptying the big bucket, the scattered scraps are easy to slide off cookie sheet into trash.

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