Frequently Asked Shaimos Questions:
Do I have to put unused and unread Mivtzoim pamphlets into Shaimos?
Please see the links below:
As well as the link provided there.
Some other examples are:
Stories for kids that bring out a lesson (but not always so clearly), or stories of Tzadikim – don’t need to be put in Shaimos unless it’s Torah stories Or explain a Halacha or Torah thought.
Pictures that depict scenes from the Parsha – no. Unless it contains captions.
Class newsletters that contain some points from the Parsha that they learned about in school (as part of what they did this week) – yes.
Hachayol magazine, some pages containing (a) a storyline somewhat bringing out a point of a Sichah, (b) explaining background behind a Niggun, (c) an adaptation of a story based on Sefer Hazichronos. – yes. Most are from Torah sources the other pages can be separated and discarded.
Crown Edition that has a few pages of Divrei Torah / stories. – it should be separated and put in Shaimos, the rest may be discarded.
Calendars (Jewish Art Calendar etc.) – some have Halachos they should be removed and put in Shaimos. The rest may be discarded.
Holiday guides. – yes.
In general, publications that contain pictures of the Rebbe – Halachicaly it’s not necessary, however many Chassidim are careful to place in Shaimos.