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Blue1

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OK...After 14+/- years I now have a backlog of old appraisals....Yeah I know I shoulda been shredding them all along...Suggestions on the cheapest way to get rid of all those boxes?
 

Green Hornet

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-Weenie roast
-Put rocks in the boxes and drop in the bay - forms a reef for the fish :)
-Use them for insulation or build a house with them
-Keep them because you are still liable for them:shrug:
 

Mike Phillips

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OK...After 14+/- years I now have a backlog of old appraisals....Yeah I know I shoulda been shredding them all along...Suggestions on the cheapest way to get rid of all those boxes?

Take them to a service provider that specializes in the destruction of confidential information and dump them. Call any medical service provider or a national income tax preparer for a referral.

Tip: Check out Fujitsu Scansnap scanner and go paperless in the future.
 

Scott Kibler

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Around here there are shredding services that will come to you with a truck and shred them on site. Resonable rates too.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Keep them because you are still liable for them:shrug:
That is the reason you DON'T want to keep them. They will be the first thing subpoena'd in discovery. And you will feel violated to say the least. They won't just ask for the specific file but rather will demand ALL your files relating to that borrower or that bank (if the bank is co-defendant) to search for evidence of collusion between you and the bank.
 

Obsolescent

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OK...After 14+/- years I now have a backlog of old appraisals....Yeah I know I shoulda been shredding them all along...Suggestions on the cheapest way to get rid of all those boxes?

I just got rid of four boxes for free! My local bank offers free shredder services twice a year. They hire a document shredder company who sets up in the parking lot with a big shredder. I handed them the boxes they dumped them in and grinded them up.
 

CCAAMO

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OK...After 14+/- years I now have a backlog of old appraisals....Yeah I know I shoulda been shredding them all along...Suggestions on the cheapest way to get rid of all those boxes?

I just had 50 legal sized storage boxes shredded last year. You need to shop around because the prices are all over the place but to have them picked up and then shred was $200 for the 50 boxes.
 

TC

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I use the 7-11 dumpster down the road. At night.

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