This shredder is an organizer’s dream! It has a separate opening for general waste - eliminating the standard waste basket. The basket is easily emptied by pulling out toward the front and is compact - with front loading paper feed allowing convenient under-the-desk placement. The nine-inch throat is wide enough to handle any business document; it has a heavy-duty motor making it maintenance free, which is the best news of all. What's the point of a machine that doesn't work? It just collects dust in the garage and that is just no good for anyone.