29,690 Pounds of Paper Collected, More Than 250 Trees Saved at Latest SDCCU Shred Day

SDCCU is the Current Guinness World Records™ Title Holder for the Most Paper Collected in 24 Hours and Most Paper Shredded in 8 Hours

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (December 7, 2018)--San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is committed to helping the community properly dispose of sensitive data, an effort that has earned them multiple Guinness World Record titles. SDCCU’s latest free Shred Day Event, held at three locations on October 20, resulted in a total of 29,690 pounds of paper collected and shredded.
“SDCCU is happy to provide this valuable service to the community,” said Teresa Halleck Campbell, SDCCU President and CEO. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of these free events to help protect their privacy and security. SDCCU is dedicated to helping our customers and the community stay safe by providing a free opportunity to dispose of personal and confidential data and documents.”
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day Events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled over 4 million pounds of paper at no charge, saving more than 34,000 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree). The events have also saved the community over $444,000 in costs associated with shredding documents. In 2014, SDCCU was the first financial institution to be named a Live Well San Diego partner in part for its efforts in helping to create a safer San Diego by providing free shredding services to the community.
Earlier this year at the SDCCU Super Shred Event—held at SDCCU Stadium—SDCCU helped thousands of people properly dispose of their confidential documents. The event resulted in the collection of more than of 500,000 pounds of paper and saved over 4,250 trees. In addition, more than $5,800 in donations were collected for SDCCU Stuff the Bus, a program launched in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia radio stations, Star 94.1, Channel 93.3, JAM’N 95.7 and KOGO AM 600 benefiting the 22,000 plus homeless students in San Diego County.
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