Every year about this time, I think about this.
There are dozens of boxes of old files and documents and stuff ready to be shredded at the end of the year.
I think it would be more fun to burn them.
In fact, I'd love to have a community bonfire to dispose of all this stuff. A celebration in the style of Burning Man.
One special day would be designated. The city could close off some streets, designate a large parking lot, or other concrete area for fire safety. The fire department could stand by in case of any problem.
People would bring their boxes of old stuff to burn, and toss it all into the bonfire.
Imagine how good that would feel, seeing old love letters, old income returns, and other old crap go up in flames.
A street fair or festival could be scheduled around the event.
Yeah, I like the idea alot.