What's the quickest way to securely destroy personal documents?
I save check stubs, credit card statements, utility/phone bills, etc. for at least 6 months just in case i need them. I tend to go in and clean all the old stuff out at once, maybe 2-3 times a year. Obviously, i don't want to throw this away intact or somebody may hijack my identity. Does anyone have a quick effective way of destroying stuff like this in bulk (5-10 pounds at a time)? I have a shredder, but it takes a long time to shred through all of this and i'd rather not fry the motor. I would prefer not to burn the stuff for environmental reasons.
For those of you who are suggesting a switch to paperless, i have already gone this route for my bank statements and, more recently, my paychecks. I'm getting there, little by little, but I still get lots of paper receipts that need to be properly munched.
Thanks in advance for cool answers, and i will gladly give a "best answer" to the coolest.