Over 32,000 Pounds of Paper Collected, 272 Trees Saved at Latest SDCCU Shred Day Event
SDCCU has helped the community properly dispose of over 4,594,000 pounds of paper since 2007SAN DIEGO, Calif., (July 19, 2022) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is committed to helping the community properly dispose of sensitive data, an effort that landed the company a total of seven Guinness World Records® titles. SDCCU’s latest Free Shred Day Event, held at two locations on June 18, resulted in over 32,000 pounds of paper collected and shredded.
“SDCCU is pleased to provide this free service to our community to assist in properly disposing of confidential information,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We encourage the community to take advantage of these free events to guard themselves against identity theft.”
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled more than 4,594,000 pounds of documents at no charge, saving over 39,050 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree). The events have also saved the community roughly $501,164 in costs associated with shredding documents. SDCCU was the first financial institution and remains the only to be named a Live Well San Diego partner for its efforts in helping to create a safer San Diego by providing free shredding services to the community.
SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of $11.5 billion, over 434,000 customers, more than 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Membership required. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.