Central Stores Business Plan Update Re: COVID-19

Effective: March 1, 2021

Operational hours: Monday to Friday,  7:30 am to 4:00 pm

All Receiving, Shipping, Mail Delivery/Pickup, Letter Shop, Regular Outgoing Mail Processing, Freight Delivery, Gas Cylinder Processing, Used Product Handling, Office Paper Recycling/Shredding and Digital Imaging services will resume near normal operation.

Note:
Scheduled on-campus mail delivery and pick up times will be altered to accommodate continued COVID-19 protocols and specific campus department needs.  Freight and package deliveries currently hold highest priority, to support essential services across campus.  To discuss possible service changes as need arises, email Rob Mcmurren

More News:
Central Stores now sells affordable disposable (medical) 3-layer masks in boxes of 50.  Non-medical cloth masks (pkg 5) and applicable filters (pkg 50) are also available. These masks were sourced through direction and authorization of the Safety Office. 

Masks can be purchased through the Central Stores Catalogue.
https://uwaterloo.ca/central-stores/central-stores-service-stock-catalogue#FaceMasks

Lettershop Services-Central Stores is specifically designed to provide clients with everything they require for successful direct mail campaigns.  Our state-of-the-art lettershop equipment and quality control production flow help us minimize production time and maximize your investment.  COVID-19 has increased the need to move larger volumes of product and information to students and other university associates now learning and/or working from off-campus settings.  Lettershop Services can facilitate packaging and mailing/shipping needs, at a reasonable cost.  Email csgenasys for further information.

                                                                                                                             

Confidential shredding

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To ensure that confidential paper documents are securely and completely destroyed in the most economical manner, the University has purchased an industrial capacity shredder. Confidential materials will be shredded onsite in a secure area monitored by closed-circuit television cameras. Under normal circumstances, materials will be shredded within 24 hours of pick up by Central Stores.

Procedures:

1. Pack all materials to be shredded in boxes and seal with tape.  Boxes must be manageable and weigh not more than 50 pounds.  No Large boxes.

**Please note the following items are currently not acceptable for confidential shredding and must be removed:**

  • large metal clips (staples and regular paper clips are OK)
  • binders
  • elastics
  • transparencies
  • plastic and metal file folders
  • duotangs
  • c.d.'s
  • string
  • packing tape
  • duct tape
  • hard-bound, glue bound or spiral bound books / booklets / magazines / pads.
  • garbage and soiled paper products
  1. Contact Carmen Jaray via email and give her your department name, building and room number, and the number of confidential shredding labels you require. Carmen will send you, bright green 4x6, labels to stick on the boxes.
  1. Once the labels have been affixed to the top of the boxes, call Central Stores (ext. 42262) to arrange pick up.
  1. Labelled Confidential Shredding boxes will be picked up by Central Stores, from the secure room designated at the time of the pick up call.
  2. At the point of shredding, Central Stores will enter the information from the label into a computer file, enabling them to tell you, if required, exactly when your boxes were shredded. Under normal circumstances, shredding will take place within 24 hours of pick up.

6. Please note to record your barcode number(s) for reference if you need to know when your boxes were shredded.

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