To GuestNappyValley and Handbags at Dawn: Incredibly, neither of you seem to link the disposing of bags, boxes, rubbish etc. with one's name & address on it with IDENTITY THEFT. If you're not worried about Identity Theft, then so be it. If you're not worried about £400 fines from Wandsworth Council, again, so be it. I would be worried about both - & anyone with common sense would be. No matter where you dispose of it, no matter what it's in (as in a recycling bag!), no matter to whom you give the box (as in a charity shop - fanciful if you thought the charity shop would erase your details which you should have done) .... before disposal, the name & address on the packaging should always be cut out. But, if you're not bothered, then just chuck out everything displaying your name & address - but don't moan when you're later a victim of Identity theft, or you're £400 the poorer. Get a shredder, or shredding scissors. It's not rocket science.