Bury, don't shred your documents

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I had 52 pounds of documents that I needed to get rid of securely. My wimpy shredder would choke on that much paper, and the quotes I got from onsite shredding services were too costly for me.

So, I dug a hole in my backyard and buried the papers. I'm curious to find out how long it will take for the papers to decompose.

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I wasn't sure that the hole I dug was big enough to hold all the papers.

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It turns out there was room to spare! I mixed in as much dirt as I could to accelerate the composting process.

bury-docs4.jpg I filled the top foot of the hole with dirt. Mission accomplished, along with some pleasant outdoor exercise!

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