According to Cambridge.org, a spiral notebook is “a book of paper for writing that is held together by a wire that curves around and around through small holes at the edge of the paper.
Of course, the paper and the cardboard cover are recyclable, shredable items, but the metal spiral binding is questionable in both respects.
Regardless of the actual date of invention, the spiral-bound notebook has been improved upon and used hundreds of thousands of times making them almost a staple in households around the globe.
Personal shredders are not only ill equipped to handle thicker stacks of paper; they certainly aren’t going to be able to cut through metal spiral binding.
Professional shredding services generally have industrial strength on-board shredding mechanisms, most of which are equipped to accommodate the small amount of metal in spiral notebooks. Some professional shredding services, however, cannot accept such materials for shredding.
It is important that you call your local professional shredding company to ask them about acceptable materials before you load your containers. It could save you countless hours of time removing metal spirals from notebooks before they are shredded.
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