My mother-in-law wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas this past year and right away I told her that I wanted a paper shredder. I wore mine out and it had given up its ghost earlier that year. I use it to shred up all of those horrible junk mail items that I get in the mail on a daily basis. As long as it is a black and white copy I shred it and it goes into my compost pile. I shred envelopes (after taking out the plastic faces) and the extra paper that always comes with bills on a weekly basis and my compost sure does thank me for it. A shredder is one of my best tools for my garden. Do you shred your unwanted junk mail for your compost?