A:AnswerYes it has to sit on something or the paper will jam. It doesn't come with a bin. I placed mine over an small box or used my kitchen garbage can. There are little handles on the side to hold in place and one side is adjustable.
A:AnswerThis is about a 3 gallon bucket type basket. The shredder actually sits on top in a slotted holder. To empty you unplug the unit and detach it from the basket easily in a upward motion. I usually place a shopping bag over it and dump it.