Announcing Shred Fest 2019

On Friday, July 19th, University Facilities and Services will be holding the ninth annual Shred Fest, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Zone 3 South. University faculty, staff, and students can drop off up to five boxes or bags of unwanted personal documents including bills, bank statements, and tax records, as well as newspapers, magazines, and more, which will be securely shredded and recycled by Iron Mountain.

Many people worry about disposing personal documents at home because it could put their personal information at risk. Shred Fest provides a solution to this fear, since your documents will be handled and disposed of in a secure, eco-friendly way. Boxes and plastic bags that carry documents will also be collected and recycled.

At the event, volunteers will help you unload your car, and place your documents into a locked container. Once the container is full, it will be sent up a chute into an Iron Mountain truck to be securely shredded. If you wish to witness your items being shredded, simply request the viewing when you are met by our volunteers. Please allow extra time for this.

In previous years, there was no limit for how many documents a person could drop off. This made it harder to provide shredding in a timely manner for each customer. This year, in order to provide the best service possible, there is a limit of five boxes or bags per person.

There is no need to remove staples, paper clips, or rubber bands from the documents. However, please refrain from bringing larger metals, phone books, hardcover books, plastics, trash, or departmental items. If your department needs to confidentially shred some documents, please call the Facilities Customer Service Center at 273-4567 for details.

To get to Zone 3 South by car from the Medical Center:

  1. Head south on Elmwood Ave. and take a right onto Wilson Blvd. to enter the River Campus
  2. Take your first right (before the information booth) onto Trustee Road
  3. Take another right onto Intercampus Drive
  4. Drive across the bridge over Elmwood Ave.
  5. Park Lot will be to the right. Signs will be posted to help direct you.

Download and print our event flyer and see the directive location map.

Shred Fest is one of two collection events scheduled annually by University Facilities and Services. Watch the video below to learn more about our summer event, Shred Fest and our fall event, E-Cycle Day.

Start getting your papers ready, and we look forward to seeing you in July!

Questions? Contact Amy Kadrie at 362-5739 or


Written by Isabel Lieberman, Class of 2021








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