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By dollie from Tucson, AZ
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To prevent the use of styrofoam peanuts (don't you hate those things flying around when you open a box), I use the paper in my shredder. I place it in a Walmart/plastic bag and use as packing material.
To make curlicues out of shredded paper for Christmas presents; you take regular shredded paper and wrap it around a knitting needle, or larger bamboo skewer.
We have a local pet shelter here that likes the community to donate shredded paper for the animals. They have may uses for the shredded papers. I have a large paper shredder which I use to get rid of junk mail and anything else I don't want to go into the trash whole.
You can make your own free gift bag/basket filling by simply recycling your junk mail store ads, newspaper ads, or old wrapping paper. Run it through a shredder and there you go.
When I make a gift basket, I use the shredded paper from my shredder for filler. Sometimes I shred some colored paper, a comic strip, or some left over gift wrap and use it on top of the plain shredded paper for a fancier basket.
Instead of throwing out your mounds of shredded mail and documents, keep them in plastic trash bags (which will keep them dry and clean) and use as shipping package stuffing when needed.
Shred your old e-mail paper and use at the bottom of your bean/pea trench. It retains any moisture and keeps beans happy.
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I am a VFW Ladies AUX member and I'm always looking for ways to help people and the environment in San Antonio, Texas. I am just wondering where we can donate our shredded paper?
By Tina K
Go to any garden center. Any place that composts will be happy to have it.
Once shredded, unglossy paper is a great addition to a compost pile, where moisture and worms will turn it into a rich soil addition. This is a page about how to compost shredded paper.
This is a page about using shredded paper in the garden. Use your recyclable paper in the garden.
Shredded newspaper or similar newsprint type paper can be used in the place of traditional cat litter, to save on pet expenses. This is a page about how to use shredded paper for cat litter.
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I'm looking for ideas on how to recycle shredded paper. My city does not accept it in their recycling program.
To stop the birds eating my newly sown seeds, I cover them with a small amount of paper from my shredder.