Shredding Shredding documents and records 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 if the items need 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. For Confidential Records Destruction Requests (i.e. department records follow a retention schedule), please click here. *Always be sure to follow department, university, local, state or federal laws in regards to record/document retention and destruction.