ShredFest 2016: It’s time for spring cleaning

Image of shredded paper.Springtime brings thoughts of clearing out the clutter that accumulates through the fall and winter. One of the biggest challenges of that spring clean sweep is what to do with all the confidential office and personal documents. IT Services has an easy and convenient answer: ShredFest.

ShredFest is your opportunity to bring those documents for secure, on-site shredding.

A mobile shredder from Document Destruction will be on the Oxford campus Thursday, May 12, (during finals week) from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Cook Field (near Pulley Tower).

The shredder will also visit the regional campuses on Monday, May 16. It will be at Middletown in the parking lot outside of Johnston Hall from 9 - 11 a.m. and at Hamilton in the parking lot outside Wilks Conference Center from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Last spring nearly 6,000 pounds of documents were shredded during the annual event. As always it is important to follow university policy regarding the retention and destruction of official records. University documents must have reached the end of the retention period and be accompanied by a signed records disposal form.  

The Miami University Records Retention Schedule and disposal forms are available on the office of general counsel website. Please note there are changes this year to portions of the policy, including how long you are required to keep job search documentation (now three years instead of six).

For more information on the ShredFest event, please visit or contact Connie Johnson, IT services.

For questions regarding document retention, contact: Aimee Smart, office of general counsel.

Electronic Recycling

For information about where to recycle electronics such as computers and televisions, as well as fluorescent light bulbs and batteries, visit the Butler County Recycling website.