How Did You Get Rid of Your Bound Volumes?

by Eiben Scrood 29 Replies latest jw friends

  • PaintedToeNail

    Threw them in the dumpster two years ago when hubby wasn't looking. They were in several boxes in the garage, mouldering and full of nasty spiders.

  • daringhart13

    A giant dumpster inherited mine. Every now and then I will find another one.

    It too joins its brothers in the dumpster.

    Pure garbage.

  • Simon Morley
    Simon Morley

    Got rid of them in spurts over the last 18 months. Last to go - three weeks ago was the "Proclaimers" "OD" and "Big NWT". I still have my Concordance, small NWT and Diaglot...probably heave them eventually. Or wait till the Smurfs take them.

  • Athanasius

    I sold my set of bound volumes to a JW for $150. He must have found them helpful as he made elder the following year.

    Why burn the bound volumes when you can sell them and recoup some of your original investment.

  • Paralipomenon

    I still have mine. So far their weight has been their biggest obstacle to my disposing of them.

  • diamondiiz

    I was using them to start my fires in the woodstove until my wife recycled them They were great for starting a fire, the paper burned really nice and they were bound so no mess but now I have to save flyers which is just a pain and a mess I should actually seek out JW and ask for their old volumes as they were very handy - the only good thing about them

  • paul from cleveland
    paul from cleveland

    I'm not proud of this but I'll confess. I was angry because I felt I was disfellowshipped unjustly so I took 20 years of bound volumes and ripped them to shreds. That night I took them to the Kingdom Hall and dumped them in front of the door in a big pile. I'm sure when they arrived the next day the loose pages were blowing all over the neighborhood.

  • WTWizard

    Mine ended up in the dumpster. I put it all in a garbage bag, exposed to a nice rainy night, and left them in the bottom of the dumpster to get soaking wet.

    Another good idea is a chipper/shredder, if you have access to one. If you have one that will accept materials that are around 25 cm, you can feed them to the chipper/shredder.

  • finallysomepride

    I tried burning mine, pored petrol on them, but to no avail, must of had demons in them


    I sent them to the recyclers in 2001

  • LongHairGal

    E S:

    When I started my "fade" 11 years ago, I had a nosey JW landlord who would have seen if I threw them away. So, I had no choice but to take them with me a little at a time and dispose of them elsewhere. I did this with most of the litter-ature as I could no longer stand the sight of it being in my home once the whole charade was exposed.

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