Confidential Waste

Records containing personal information, commercially sensitive material and those concerning intellectual property rights should be disposed confidentially.

Examination scripts and student coursework, assignments and projects should also be treated as confidential waste. For exam script retention periods and other commonly used records (please see Records Disposal).

Records disposal is governed by the NSW State Records Act and relevant appendices. If you are unsure about disposal please contact the University Disposal Officer who will assess the records for their historical and administrative value based on guidelines set out by the NSW State Records Act.

If you wish to destroy personal or sensitive paper material, the School will arrange a biannual disposal of confidential waste though Shredlock Confidential Security Bins. The Bins will be placed in the following buildings in July and December:

  • Carslaw Building, level 5, F07. Contact:, Joanna Malyon
  • Macleay Building. Contact: Mark Ahern
  • Heydon-Laurence Building. Contact: Matthew Day

Shredlock Confidential security bins ensures the secure collection and destruction of documents through a certificate presented upon completion of the shredding (which is done on site by the Shredlock driver).

Please note: The white paper satchels provided by the cleaners via the Service Request on Campus Assist Online and the University owned secure paper bins are NON-SECURE. If you would like to dispose of documents confidentially outside the prescribed months, the confidential waste service is provided by the e-Services Desk within Campus Infrastructure Services. A fee is applicable for this service.