Is it safe electrically to put a plastic grocery bag in a shredder to make it easier when emptying? I don't want to start a fire because it's plastic and plugged in??

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  • Debbie Debbie on Jan 27, 2018
    I use these bags about 70% of the time and have had no issues over the past 3 years.
  • SandyG SandyG on Jan 27, 2018
    I use plastic bags in mine to catch cuttings, without problems. If you are still concerned, go online and find the make/model of your shredder and see if they have further info.
  • Sarah Barganier Sarah Barganier on Jan 27, 2018
    Are you talking about a paper shredder? If so the plastic would most probably melt before it would catch on fire. Just monitor it when using and for a short time after.
  • Rod32297270 Rod32297270 on Jan 27, 2018
    yes it’s not shredding the bag or even finding a box that fits the shredder and get rid of the box when it’s full
  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 27, 2018
    Putting plastic thru a paper shredder is not a good idea. Look for places that use plastic grocery bags to make things like rugs and donate to them.
  • Gary B Gary B on Jan 27, 2018
    some shredders come with plastic bag hooks built in, I can't see any reason to not use a plastic liner bag
  • Elise Lynn Elise Lynn on Jan 27, 2018
    • Elise Lynn Elise Lynn on Jan 27, 2018
      Thank you to everyone for helping. I feel safe in doing this and it will save a lot of time with it flying everywhere!
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 27, 2018
    l would not put the plastic into the shredder as it will clog the blades, get hot and possibly burn out the motor.
    • Elise Lynn Elise Lynn on Jan 27, 2018
      I am not putting it into the shredder to be shred, I am using it as a catch for all the shredded papers. It would make life easier just to grab the bag instead of turning it over into one and getting flying confetti all over. Everyone who answered this said they have been doing it forever.
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Jan 27, 2018
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 28, 2018
    You are right!! I misunderstood the question.
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