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All Clear for the New Year

WVU employees are encouraged to take advantage of the confidential document shred and recycling collection servicebeing offered in conjunction with the release of WVU's Record Retention Policy & Schedule. This special collection service between January 5th to February 9th is free to WVU departments. In addition, if your department has an established on-going shred container service with PACE, any material collected in these specific containers will also be free from January 5th to February 9th. Here’s how it works:

Step 1. Box it up

Confidential documents must be boxed separately from general paper and books. Please write the word ‘SHRED’ on each box of confidential documents. Click here for a full list or items that can and cannot be shredded. Staples, metal clips, binding clips, folders, 3-ring binders, and metal hanging file folders do not need to be removed.

General paper, magazines, brochures, hard cover and paperback books must be boxed together. Please write the word ‘RECYCLE’ on each box of these mixed general paper items. Staples, metal clips, binding clips, folders, 3-ring binders, and metal hanging file folders do not need to be removed.

Correct packaging of documents-box closed and clearly labeled Incorrect packaging of documents- box open, not labeled, and broken

              Correct packaging                                        Incorrect packaging


Free, empty boxes will be provided at the following locations for your convenience:

Downtown Locations
Business & Economics Building -  3rd Floor Loading Dock (Go through set of doors to the right of Coke machines on East end of bldg)

Knapp Hall - Lounge, Room 101 

Mountainlair - Copy Center, 1st Floor 

One Waterfront Place - 4th Floor, Cube 4202 (reception)

Hodges Hall- 116, 1st Floor (enter through bridge on Brooks side of building)   


Evansdale Locations
Allen Hall - Teaching and Learning Technologies Center, 4th floor 

Chestnut Ridge Research Building - Lobby 

Engineering Sciences Building - Common area in front of G39, near Wall of Honor 


Health Sciences Center Location
HSC - Receiving room, G252 HSC South

Step 2. Request pick-up

Pickups for the All Clear for the New Year effort have now ended. We thank you for your participation. If you need shredding services in the future, please visit our confidential document shredding program page for more information. Thanks for recycling!

All requests submitted before midnight on Wednesdays will be scheduled for that same Friday.

Pick-up dates for this special service will occur on January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, and 9th between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, pick-ups will be re-scheduled for the following Friday. 

All confidential documents will be shredded for free and recycled through PACE. PACE Shredding is AAA Certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). AAA Certification addresses concerns regarding proper handling and destruction of FERPA and HIPAA protected documents and information storage systems.

All general paper and book items will be recycled at Resolute Forest Products.


More questions? Email us at sustainability@mail.wvu.edu or call us at 304.293.7916.

Contact Us

Office of Sustainability
48 Donley Street | P.O. Box 6555
Morgantown, WV 26506-5555
Phone: 304.293.7916 | Fax: 304.293.7156
Email: sustainability@mail.wvu.edu