Kent State to hold Shred-Mania and E-Cycle drive Wednesday

Charleah Trombitas

Kent State University is holding two Recyclemania events, Shred-Mania and an E-Cycle drive, on campus Wednesday.

Shred-Mania, a free university-wide shredding event, will be held in the Kent State Ice Arena parking lot from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is open to students, faculty and staff and the Kent community. The E-Cycle Drive, also open to all in the Kent community, will be located in the Administrative Services Building Dock from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The collection point will be at the back of the building, off of Jackson Drive at door six located beside the cell tower.

Shred-Mania is accepting materials such as: documents, drawings, photos, coupons, spiral notebooks, magazines and other shreddable materials. Community members are limited to five boxes of materials for shredding. A full list of items accepted can be found here:

Shred-Mania staff request you sort any university material from personal material prior to attending; Kent State material must be weighed before it is shredded.

As part of university policy, staff will need to follow university retention periods and have filled out a record destruction request prior to any shredding, according to Information on that request and university policies can be found here:

The E-Cycle drive is accepting electronics such as: laptop and personal computers, scanners, copiers, cellular phones, digital cameras, floppy drives and other recyclable electronics. A full list of items accepted can be found here: The drive can not accept any television sets.

Students like sophomore, Mariel Zambelli are glad to have an opportunity to get rid of old papers.

“I never know what to do with my old papers, and I always feel that throwing them away isn’t the best option,” Zambelli says. “It’s good that Kent offers a place for me to safely get rid of all of the papers that have been cluttering my room.”

For more information on Shred-Mania or the E-Cycle drive, visit:

Charleah Trombitas is an activities reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected]