Shredding Service

The Archives provides secure, bulk on-site shredding for most VMI offices using a licensed commercial service. We do not provide shredding for ROTC offices or Alumni Agencies.

Confidential Records Destruction

This service is only for records that require confidential destruction and have met the retention requirements and are ready for immediate destruction. Please follow these instructions for transferring the material to the Archives for confidential shredding. We cannot store records in anticipation of a future destruction date. 


Preparation for Shredding
  • Remove large metal binder clips, 3 ring and other binders, plastic cover & containers, hanging files, computer disks or other electronic media, or any other large non-paper object.
  • Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed.
  • Limit to records requiring secure confidential destruction.  The Archives is not a recycling center.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions for completing a certificate of records destruction