Do photocopied sheets (such as chumash or gemara) need to be put in sheimos or can they be thrown straight into the garbage?
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I have heard Rav Dovid Feinstien shlita quoted as saying (disclaimer: this wasn't heard straight from Rav Feinstein so it may be inaccurate) that photocopies can be thrown into the regular garbage as long as it is first wrapped in its own clean bag. The reason is because photocopies are not made to be permanent and are made to be used once or twice and then disposed of. If they were to be put together in a booklet and bound or stapled, they would need to be put into shaimos because by binding or stapling it, your intention is for it to be kept long-term.
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