WMU holds free campus document shredding event

contact: Deanne Puca
| WMU News
Photo of shredded paper.

Two free opportunities to shred documents will be offered June 23.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to "get their shred on" by participating in a free campuswide document shredding event Tuesday, June 23, to ensure all professional or personal documents are properly destroyed and recycled.

The campus Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Committee is hosting the event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lot 41 near Sangren Hall and from 1 to 3 p.m. in Lot P2 on the Parkview Campus. A few 95-gallon containers will be provided by Data Guardian for drop off. If documents are in recyclable containers such as paper or cardboard, the entire container can be placed directly into the bins. Those documents in Plastic containers or bags will need to be dumped. All plastic and metal must be removed, but there is no need to remove rubber bands, staples or paperclips.

The shredding pulverizes sensitive materials by using a hammer mill that cuts the paper into tiny squares. This process meets government standards for shredding. There is a camera so people can watch the items actually being dumped and windows on the side of the truck to watch the pulverizing, if they choose to stay and watch.

For those who are unable to make the event and have materials to be disposed of, contact Data Guardian to schedule a pickup, for a nominal fee, at (269) 327-8553.

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