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The IT@UC Office of Information Security (OIS) provides free document shredding events. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to drop off professional or personal sensitive documents to ensure they are securely destroyed and recycled. 

All metal, including paper clips and hanging file folders must be removed in advance; staples are permissible. Plastic also needs to be removed – comb bindings, transparencies, Polaroid pictures, Tyvek envelopes. Anything that cannot be torn is not acceptable.

OIS staff will remain present to ensure that all documents received are properly destroyed.

University records must be destroyed in compliance with the university's records management policy. Information on proper destruction of university's records may be found here or by contacting the University Records Manager.


Upcoming Shred Events

Date: September 22, 2015

Location: Lot 13 (East Campus)

Time: 9am-1pm OR until truck is full


Date: October 29, 2015

Location: McMicken Commons (West Campus)

Time: 9am-1pm OR until truck is full


Previous Shred Event Results


Date Location Departments Participated Weight of documents destroyed and recycled
June 2012 West Campus 33 18,680 lbs
September 2012 East Campus 9 4,680 lbs
October 2012 West Campus 29 7,900 lbs
April 2013 West Campus 29 12,960 lbs
May 2013 East Campus 16 15,200 lbs
October 2013 West Campus 32 7,320 lbs
April 2014 West Campus 26 4,400 lbs
September 2014   East Campus 20 6,007 lbs
October 2014 West Campus 21 6,420 lbs
April 2015 West Campus 22 10,000 lbs
May 2015 West Campus 12 3,000 lbs
June 2015 East Campus 23 8,600 lbs