Shredding

The UCIT Office of Information Security (UCIT 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.

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

Previous Shred Event Results

April 2, 2014
  • Location: McMicken Commons, West Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 26
  • Weight: 4, 400 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

October 24, 2013
  • Location: McMicken Commons, West Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 32
  • Weight: 7, 320 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

May 16, 2013
  • Location: Rear of Eden Garage (Lot 13), UC East Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 16
  • Weight: 15,200 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

April 2013
  • Location: McMicken Commons, West Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 29
  • Weight: 12,960 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

October 2012
  • Location: McMicken Commons, West Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 29
  • Weight: 7,900 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

September 2012
  • LocationParking Lot 13 near Eden Garage, East Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 9
  • Weight: 4,680 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

June 2012
  • Location: McMicken Commons, West Campus
  • Departments/Colleges Participated: 33
  • Weight: 18,680 lbs of documents securely destroyed and recycled

Image of shredded paper
Image of UCIT OIS at the West Campus Shredding Event - McMicken 4-25-13
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