A Nightmare on Shred Street 2: Data's Revenge

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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* documents, hard drive degaussing, and e-waste recycling on site.


When:  Monday, October 23, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

IT and LMS staff will be available to help you unload your vehicle and be on your way quickly.

What:   Secure shredding of paper and non-paper personal items, and e-waste collection

Who:    Students, staff, faculty, public

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



Identify theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada. In 2015, Lethbridge ranked in the top forty for identify fraud amongst the 100 biggest Canadian cities and the top ten for fraud in general [1]. 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.)

Please be sure to sort your materials as follows:

Paper shredding:

  • Photos are okay
  • 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.  

Non-paper shredding:

  • Any data storage device (hard drives, USB keys, CDs, DVDs, SIM cards, SD cards, floppy disks, cell phones and PDAs (batteries must be removed), etc.)
  • Non-paper personal documents (film negatives, credit cards, 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.


There are several sources that can help you determine what personal documents you should keep and for how long:


*University records, including student work held by academic departments, will not be accepted at this event. Please visit www.uleth.ca/records-management for details on how to dispose of these materials.

[1] Shendruk, A. & Treble, P. (2016, August 11). Canada’s most dangerous places: How safe is your city? Maclean’s. Retrieved from http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/interactive-crime-in-canada-compare-your-city/

Room or Area: 
Bus loading zone (west of PE)


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