My shredder is really loud. I try to never use it unless I’m the only one home. Because of this, the stack of papers that need shredding gets pretty big by the time I can get to it. My shredder is a strip cutter and it seems to expand the volume of paper to ten times larger than when I started. I’ve nearly filled our 50 gallon recycling bin with a days worth of shredding. I wonder if I put a box of it outside in the spring if the neighborhood would be full of birds nests featuring my social security number.