My question is how much are they paying to "shred" the books? As a librarian I object to the destruction of books (other than pornography). I understand they can't store the books indefinitely but if they were picked up on a regular basis, why not stay with that route. IF it's because of regulation, regulation needs to be changed. Another question I have is how does the USPS deal with forwarding addresses? In today's computer age they can't get a forwarding address from their own system? What do they do with all the other mail that goes to those without forwarding addresses? I know "regulation" because the sender didn't pay for that service. Well destroying that much property should be against "regulation" because it's just plain wrong! Another case of America killing itself from within.