Community Shred Day Results


Community Shred Days draw 3,000 people, 73,800 pounds of sensitive documents.

In the last month, an estimated 3,000 people attended our Community Shred Day events in six communities across Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Together, we shredded 73,800 pounds of sensitive documents to help protect our members and communities against identity theft.

"Safely destroying unwanted documents that contain your personal information is one easy way to help protect yourself from identity theft," said Veridian's public relations strategist Ashtin Hotek. "We host Community Shred Day to offer a free and convenient way to complete that task twice a year, and we're grateful that it's always so well attended."

The shredded material from each Community Shred Day event is recycled into commercial-grade paper products. Since Veridian’s first Community Shred Day in 2009, the events have shredded nearly 1.3 million pounds of documents from more than 49,000 attendees, saving an estimated 10,384 trees and 1,853 cubic yards of landfill space.

Veridian will host another series of Community Shred Days in the fall. Dates and other details for those events will be available at

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