Mass Shredding Made Easy

In the early days of Records Management, the majority of university records could be disposed though recycling or waste  (simply throwing records in the trash).  Due to the confidential nature of university records and ever increasing security concerns, shredding is now mandatory for most temporary records.  Fear not!  Records Management provides a free shredding service for all university offices and departments.

Before any records are shredded, we must receive disposal permission from the department of origin.  We then stage the records on the floor of the University Records Center and double check each box to assure that only the proper records are disposed.

View inside the University Records Center where boxes are staged for shredding.

Boxes that can be shredded are placed on shred pallets and clearly labeled.

We shred approximately 300 boxes of temporary records each month.  To handle this mass shredding, we use an outside vendor, Shred-It.   We shred all records on-site as an added security measure.

The Shred-It truck parks outside the Central Receiving Warehouse, while shredding is completed on-site.

A peak at the industrial shredder inside the Shred-It truck.

Contents of an entire box are shredded -- no need to remove paperclips, staples, or binders.

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