Community Shred Day


Community Shred Day returns to Veridian with mitigation measures

Community Shred Day is returning to or near four Veridian branches across Iowa in the coming weeks for the first time after the free events were cancelled in 2020. As in past years, Veridian will host mobile shred trucks at each event and invite the public to bring unwanted, sensitive documents to be shredded on-site. Additional coronavirus mitigation measures will make the already low-contact event no-contact for 2021. Measures include asking attendees to arrive with documents in the cargo area of their vehicle and to remain in their vehicle while masked event staff unload it and place it in shred bins. More tips on how to prepare for Community Shred Day are available at

“We host Community Shred Day to remind our community of the importance of shredding unwanted, sensitive documents,” said Trina Becker, Veridian’s manager of fraud and disputes. “It’s an easy step to help protect your identity, and events like this make it even more convenient.”

Mobile shred trucks from Shred-It will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at Veridian’s Community Shred Days as scheduled below. Attendees are asked to limit their documents to no more than two 25-pound containers per person.



FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny

May 8

Ansborough branch
1827 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo

May 15

Westdale branch
2810 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids

May 22

Iowa City Hy-Vee East branch
812 S. 1st Ave., Iowa City (parking lot)

June 5

The shredded material will be recycled into commercial grade paper towels, toilet paper and other paper products. Since Veridian’s first Community Shred Day in 2009, an estimated 40,000 people have shredded more than one million pounds of documents. That equates to approximately 8,600 trees and 1,524 cubic yards of saved landfill space.

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