A total of 14,840 pounds, or more than 7 tons, of paper materials were collected from K-State departments July 15 for shredding and secure disposal. This is twice the amount of materials collected for shredding during our October 2013 Shred Day event.
On the Manhattan campus, 6.06 tons of paper documents were collected. The Salina campus collected 1.33 tons, according to Tony Hoover, computer information specialist at Salina.
All paper collected is shredded into tiny particles and then compressed into large bricks before recycling.
Departments with paper or electronic-media materials that still need to be destroyed can take advantage of secure disposal throughout the year. Watch for another article next week on recycling paper and electronic media.