Shred Day: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to be a member of the credit union to participate in shred day?
A: No! Our Shred Day is open to the community.
Q: What is safe to shred?
A: Personal/Business information in the form of paper, manila folders, checkbooks. Staples, small paper clips, file folders, and rubber bands are also acceptable.
Q: What isn’t safe to shred?
A: Large metal objects, keys, 3-ringed binders, binder clips, hard back books, and cardboard boxes.
Q: Is there a limit of boxes or bags per person to shred?
A: While there is no limit, the average person brings 3-5 banker boxes of documents to shred. If an individual has a greater need and there is a line, we’ll shred a few boxes at a time to allow for an even flow of traffic and for the wait time to be equal for everyone.
Q: Why shred documents when a recycling service is available at a home or office?
A: Shredding sensitive/personal information is the highest level of security, ensuring all documentation is unreadable prior to reaching a recycling facility.
Q: What happens to the paper after it has been shredded?
A: The small, confetti-sized pieces of paper are bundled and recycled into paper products.
Q: How long should I hold onto a document before shredding it?
Our credit union provides this top quality, easy-to-use shred service to its members and the community. We hope to see you Saturday, March 25th, from 9 a.m.-noon at one of our four locations.