Confidential Paper Documents

UW Recycling does not accept any confidential paper or shred the paper it receives.

Option 1: Self-serve

UW Recycling accepts strip-cut and cross-cut shredded paper. Put shredded paper in clear plastic bags, tie the bags securely, and then place them next to a bagit station for collection by Custodial Services. Shredded paper must be in clear bags; do not put it loose into a bagit or a mixed paper toter.

Option 2: Off-site shredding by the state-contracted vendor

LeMay Mobile Shredding provides off-site shredding at a Washington State-contracted rate to all UW departments. Off-site services are conducted by using a pulverization process that completely destroys documents. You can request 64-gallon, 32-gallon, or console locked bins for your use. One 64-gallon bin is the equivalent of 5-6 boxes. Contact LeMay Mobile Shredding at 877-898-0112.

Option 3: On-site shredding by the state-contracted vendor

LeMay Mobile Shredding provides on-site shredding at a Washington State-contracted rate to all UW departments. On-site services are conducted in a mobile destruction vehicle by using a pulverization process that completely destroys documents.You can request 95-gallon, 65-gallon, 35-gallon or console locked bins for your use. One 95-gallon bin is the equivalent of 10-12 boxes. Contact LeMay Mobile Shredding at 877-898-0112.

Option 4: Shredding by a vendor of your choice

Departments can choose to contract directly with any vendor of their choice.

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