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April 14, 2014

Recycling Department Offers Free Paper Shredding, Electronic Recycling Services This Month


Facilities Management's recycling department will offer free document shredding and electronic recycling services this month. Both are open to the campus community and the general public.

The paper shredding program will be staffed by Facilities Management personnel and carried out with secure transfer and processing, according to Harvey Logan, who heads the department.

Paper documents for shredding can be brought to the Recycling Facility at 861 W. 45th St., near Killam Avenue, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 - which happens to be Earth Day.

The recycling department is also available to provide a pickup service for the campus community. To arrange for a pickup of documents to be shredded, contact Logan at 683-3005 or hlogan@odu.edu.

Staples, binder clips and metal clips may be left on the documents. After the paper is shredded, it will be bundled for reuse in the paper recycling industry.

Logan offers the following advice about selecting sensitive documents for shredding: "In general, you should shred documents that contain any of the following":

  • Account numbers
  • Passwords
  • PINs
  • Signatures
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth.

On Friday, April 25, the recycling department will open its doors again (at 861 W. 45th St.) for electronic equipment recycling. Members of the campus community and general public can bring in unwanted, outdated or broken electronic equipment from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"The proper destruction of electronic materials requires that it be sanitized, recycled, remarketed and/or disposed of in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department Defense, Virginia Information Technology Agency and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality waste management regulations," Logan said.