What Supplies Will I Need to Store Records at the Center?
You will need some basic supplies to prepare records for shipment to the Records Center. We recommend you obtain supplies as needed rather than maintain a large quantity in your office.
Step 1. Request Boxes (Assembly Required)
All records sent to the Records Center must be in approved Records Center boxes. Records Center boxes are purchased from Printing Services on the Columbia campus at:
Step 2. Request Box Labels (2 labels per page)
Request a supply of UM121: Records Center Box Label forms from the records center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 573-882-7652. Once you have received a supply of box labels, complete the labels and attach one to the side of each box below the handle.
Confidential Disposal Service
Departments having confidential or sensitive documents that are not records, or that are beyond their retention period, may either dispose of those records themselves in a method that makes record recognition impossible, or send the records to the Records Center for disposal. Records sent to the Records Center should be placed in boxes no larger than a standard copy paper box.
Each box sent to the Records Center for destruction must have a green “Records Destruction Label” (UM 176A) attached to the top of the box. Any boxes received at the Records Center with the “Records Destruction Label” attached will be disposed of. Make sure you have the authority to dispose records. If there is any doubt about disposing records, contact Records staff for clarification at email@example.com.
Records, which are not of a confidential or sensitive nature, may be disposed of my means of regularly established departmental practices for handling recyclable or waste paper.
Destruction pick-ups are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Columbia area.