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.
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.