Shredding documents is a safe and secure way to prevent valuable and confidential information from getting into the hands of the wrong people. You should certainly shred any item that contains confidential information. Other items such as student tests, papers, homework are also valid items. If you are unsure if something should be shredded vs. thrown away, it is better to err on the side of caution and ask for the items to be shredded*.

Shredding also contributes to the environment by recycling documents that have been destroyed. The money saved will go to help benefit Marshall University’s Green efforts.

Paper is not the only thing we are able to shred. Our industrial shredder allows us to quickly and securely destroy certain media items such as floppy discs, CD-ROMs, USB drives, credit cards, etc.

The Shredding Program is now managed by the Sustainability Department, which is located on the second floor of the Sorrell Maintenance Building, Suite 204B. It is handicap accessible from the middle rear (west) entrance on the ground level, using the freight elevator to reach the second floor.

The Shredder machine (HSM SP 4040 V) is located on the ground level of the Church Annex, 2034 5th Avenue Rear.

You may schedule a drop-off/walk-in appointment, or request items to be picked-up, by utilizing our Special Shredding Request Form. However, please note that for special pick-up and drop-off requests we may require Document Destruction Authorizationprior to accepting your documents for shredding. Please be sure to check your department’s Document & Retention Policy. If your department does not yet have a policy that has been approved by the University, you must complete a Certificate of Destruction Request Form PDF and send it to the Records Manager on campus.

*Always be sure to follow department, university, local, state or federal laws in regards to record/document retention and destruction.