T.Aldous appears to be clearing his office.
Leastways, he is removing paperwork from his office and depositing it in the confidential waste bins.
One piece of paper at a time.
Seth offered to move one of the bins to his office. Oh no, it would get in the way of things.
Seth offered to give him a box to hold the paperwork in so that it could be carried en masse to the bins. Oh no, it would get too heavy.
Seth offered to bring one of the bins over, empty the very heavy box into it and then take it away, once or twice a day as necessary. Oh no, that would never do.
So T.Aldous is clearing his office one piece of paper at a time.