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A kitchen blender or food processor would do a pretty good job at converting the film to dust. You might add a slice of bread, some dry beans, or some other dry material to keep things moving inside the container. Used blenders are available in thrift stores for just a dollar or two if you think you wouldn't want to use the appliance for food after blending ...
I think a standard home-use cross-cut shredder would do the job. Especially if the resultant shredding were then disposed of in varying places, making reconstruction impossible.
... a normal shredder for paper actually creates stripes so wide that each is like a complete picture itself ... Most of the shredders you buy for home use don't cut the mustard; you want one that produces small enough pieces that the images would be useless. There's a standard for that, called DIN 66399, that defines source materials, levels of ...
I would suggest just finding a furnace that burns waste and using that. Some dumps may have them and many office buildings and factories do. No, I do not want to keep them as a backup just in case the scanning process later turns out to be suboptimal or I lose my HD's (which is the typical answer I found on the Internet ;-). It's a typical answer ...
Ordinary household bleach will destroy the image. The image is contained within a thin layer of gelatin. Household bleach will separate (lift off) the emulsion from the film base thus destroying the images.
Place the slides in a waste container or dumpster for your local municipality to pickup and dispose of in a landfill.
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