Free Shredding Event: A Nightmare on Shred Street 3

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In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Information Technology Services is partnering with Lethbridge Mobile Shredding to offer free shredding of personal items and media storage devices, hard drive degaussing, and e-waste recycling to the public. Students’ Union staff will be on hand to collect donations of cash and non-perishable food items for the campus food bank.

Who: Students, staff, faculty, and members of the public

When: Monday, October 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Bus loading zone to the west side of the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness (map


Identify theft and fraud are among the fastest growing crimes in Canada. In 2017, Lethbridge ranked in the top forty for identity fraud amongst the 100 largest Canadian cities [rdnewsNOW]. This is spooky stuff! Protect yourself from identity thieves by safely disposing of personal items such as:

  • Bank statements
  • Credit card bills
  • Utility bills
  • Pay stubs
  • Tax documents
  • Medical records
  • Store receipts
  • Electronic files (photos, passwords, personal communications, contact lists, etc.) 
  • Electronic storage media (hard drives, USB keys, etc.)
  • Old credit cards and ID cards

There are several sources that can help you determine what personal documents you should keep and for how long. Records Management has compiled a lot of the available guidance in one, convenient information sheet.


Paper shredding:

  • Limit of six boxes per person
  • Don’t worry about removing staples, paper clips, elastic bands, coil bindings, or binder clips
  • Remove all binders, plastic sleeves, hanging file folders, garbage, etc.  
  • Photos and books can be accepted

Non-paper shredding:

  • Any data storage device (hard drives, USB keys, CDs, DVDs, SIM cards, SD cards, floppy disks, cell phones, etc.)
  • Non-paper personal documents (film negatives, credit cards, name badges, ID cards, etc.)
  • Hard drives will be degaussed on site and other non-paper materials will be taken by Lethbridge Mobile Shredding for secure destruction at their office.



Note: University records, including student work held by academic departments or staff, will not be accepted at this event. Please visit for details on how to dispose of these materials.


Room or Area: 
Bus loading zone

Free. Donations of cash or non-perishable food items for the campus food bank are appreciated.


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