ShredFest 2024: A Successful Conclusion to the Year

by Dylan Connors, IT Services

Once again, we had an amazing time this year at ShredFest 2024, marking it as a great success thanks to our amazing community here at Miami. For year 14, we once again were fortunate enough to have great weather for both days. The event was held in Middletown and Hamilton on Monday, May 13, and in Oxford on Thursday, May 16. In total, we had 112 attendees and 9,100 pounds of paper shredded.

a huge white shredding truck under a blue sky

The turnout across our three campuses included:


  • 8 attendees
  • 900 pounds of paper


  • 24 attendees
  • 1,200 pounds of paper


  • 80 attendees
  • 7,000 pounds of papers

During ShredFest, people have the opportunity to securely shred any old documents. It provides a sense of relief to allow others to dispose of their documents and clean out their spaces in a fun and easy way. ERTH Systems Shredding's mobile shredder visited the Oxford, Middletown, and Hamilton campuses, providing secure, on-site shredding of both University and personal documents. As a community-focused event, folks can mark their calendars and remember that ShredFest is coming, saving their documents in anticipation.

Documents being tossed into a huge garbage can for shredding

“I always look forward to this every year,” said one ShredFest attendee.

Representatives from both IT Services and the Office of General Counsel were there to assist the attendees in the shredding process. They also worked with everyone to make sure that all University documents had reached the proper retention limit, and that the Records Disposal forms were completed.

ShredFest may be over, but don't fear! There are other ways for you to shred your documents throughout the year.

  • For University documents, visit the Records and Retention website and follow the stated process, which includes completing the Request for Records Disposal form. Please be aware that the University is currently under a litigation hold, so departments, faculty, and staff should be retaining most University documents.
  • For personal documents, several area banks, including LCNB National Bank, provide shredding events throughout the year.

Electronics Recycling

If you have a need to recycle university-owned computers or peripherals, please use the Request Recycling form.

For information about where to recycle personal electronics such as computers and televisions, as well as fluorescent light bulbs and batteries, please visit the Butler County, Montgomery County, and Hamilton County recycling websites.