Community Shred Day Results
POSTED IN ARTICLES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
Iowans safely discard 62,038 pounds of sensitive documents at Community Shred Day
An estimated 2,500 Iowans shredded more than 62,000 pounds of unwanted, sensitive documents at Veridian's Community Shred Day events across Iowa on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Mobile shred trucks from On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. were stationed at select Veridian branches in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and West Des Moines.
“This is the most-requested and best-attended event we host,” said Trina Becker, Veridian’s Manager of Loss Prevention. “That shows people understand the importance of safely disposing sensitive documents, and we want to provide a free and convenient opportunity to do that.”
Since the inaugural Community Shred Day in 2009, Veridian’s shred events have destroyed approximately 889,500 pounds of documents. The shredded material is recycled into commercial-grade paper towels, toilet paper and other paper products, saving more than 7,538 trees. The service is provided for free, saving attendees an estimated $100,000 since 2009.
Veridian's next Community Shred Day will be in the spring of 2019. Event details will be posted as they're available at veridiancu.org/shred.