What Do I Do With Confidential Documents?

We recycle them--carefully.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:53am


Handling confidential documents properly is a constant challenge. With the changes in technology over the past 20 years, a large amount of personal and business information can be obtained by security breaches. The need to protect identities, maintain the integrity of examinations, protect personal information grows more difficult each year, but you can do your part by placing a work order for shredding.  

Confidential Tips and Facts:

  • Don’t leave items waiting to be shredded unattended
  • Request a locking shred container via Aim
  • Shredding services cost money – please do NOT mix non-confidential items in with confidential items
  • If you have already shredded your documents, they can be mixed in with your regular recycling

How Are We Doing?"The Shredinator" Shred Truck

Since October 1, 2013, we have shredded 13.6 tons of confidential material on campus. The shredding and recycling of the paper has resulted in the saving of:

  • 240 mature trees
  • 99,050 gallons of water
  • 42 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 12.3 barrels of oil
  • 58,015 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Maintaining security is also a sustainable effort. The Recycling Department thanks you for your efforts.  

If you need confidential collection, please place a work order through the Aim system with your building name, your office number, and a contact name and number. Collection and destruction are still free to all departments as the shredding fee is paid by Business Affairs.  Since we pay a fee for shredding services (but no fee for regular recycling), please keep your “normal recyclables” out of the confidential bins.

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Physical Plant
265 Dale Street
PO Box 32105
Boone, NC 28608-2105
Phone: 828.262.3190

Fax: 828.262.4017

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