When used in an approved records retention and disposition schedule, the provision that records are to be destroyed means that the records are to be:

(1)           burned, unless prohibited by local ordinance;

(2)                 shredded or torn up so as to destroy the record content of the documents or materials concerned;

(3)           placed in acid vats so as to reduce the paper to pulp and to terminate the existence of the document or materials concerned;

(4)           buried under such conditions that the record nature of the documents or materials shall be terminated; or

(5)           sold as waste paper, provided that the purchaser agrees in writing that the documents or materials concerned will not be resold as documents or records.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 121‑4(2); 121‑5(b),(c),(d); 132‑3; 132‑8.1; 132‑8.2; 143B‑62(1)g; 143B‑62(2)b; 143B-62(2)b;

Eff. February 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001; June 1, 1989.