Facilities Services

Shredding

What is the appropriate way to dispose of records once they are no longer needed?

Records are disposed of in different ways, depending upon the information in the record.  If the record contains personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, social security numbers, grades, drivers license numbers, financial information, etc. regulations for those record types may require that the records be shredded.  Shredding records is most effective in guarding against ID theft and protecting the privacy of the individuals whose personal information is contained in the records.  A number of departments have shredders, but if you have large quantities of records to be shredded click on the Record Destruction form above for information regarding the college records destruction services. 

If the record does not contain personally identifiable information, they may be placed in recycle bins located in a variety of places on our College sites, as long as they meet the criteria for recycling.