Shredding service

ASU departments may request four sizes of lockable containers to securely dispose of confidential, sensitive or protected information. The Shredding Service containers, pickup and delivery are free.

Program benefits:

  • Convenient: Schedule a pickup or request one on demand. Just fill out the webform.
  • Cost effective: Free containers and pickups. You will only be charged for shredding.
  • Secure: All documents held in locked containers until shredding.
  • Sustainable: Less vehicle traffic on campus as staff deliver and collect the containers.
  • Zero Waste: All documents recycled and counted toward ASU’s sustainability goals.

Fill out the Shredding Services webform to request an on demand or scheduled pickup.

Bulk requests

If you have boxes of documents to be shredded, please contact us below to arrange for a special collection.

Sizes and prices

  • Personal 20" d x 11" w x 30" h, holds up to 60 pounds, $10.
  • Executive cabinet 19" d x 19" w x 36" h, holds up to 80 pounds, $20.
  • Wheeled 64-gallon bin 29" d x 24" w x 42" h, holds up to 250 pounds, $30.
  • Wheeled 96-gallon bin 34" d x 25" w x 46" h, holds up 350 pounds, $45.

What to shred

Sensitive information printed on office paper is acceptable for shredding. You are not required to remove staples, small paper clips or rubber bands.

What can be shredded:

  • Budget printouts, financial reports or documents.
  • HR information.
  • Report drafts and other business documents.
  • Student information, grades and tests.

What not to shred

Office waste may not be commingled in shredding containers. Regular waste should be placed in a lined trashcan or recycling bin. Request recycling services from the Zero Waste department.

Do not place in the shredding containers:

  • Cardboard, magazines, telephone books and hardcover books.
  • Computer, printer and photocopier hardware.
  • Computer discs, CDs, DVDs, backup tapes, video tapes, transparencies, ID badges, driver’s licenses, microfiche, microfilm or X-rays.
  • Food waste, office waste, bottles, glass, cans, inks, dyes or paints.
  • Plastic bags and packing material.
  • Three-ring binders, lever-arch binders, large bulldog clips or license plates.

Contact EHS to dispose of biochemical waste, sharps, toxic substances, flammables and explosives.

The shredding program follows ASU guidelines for document retention and destruction per Property Control System 703.

Email Materials Management or call 480-965-1378.