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30,750 pounds of paper collected, over 260 trees saved at latest SDCCU Shred Day
SDCCU is the current Guinness World Record® holder for the most paper collected in 24 hours
12/14/2016 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU is committed to helping the community properly dispose of sensitive data, an effort that landed them a fourth Guinness World Record® for the most paper collected in 24 hours last July. SDCCU’s latest free Shred Day Event, held at three locations on November 5, resulted in a total of 30,750 pounds of paper collected and shredded.
“SDCCU is dedicated to helping keep our customers and the community safe by providing a free opportunity to dispose of personal and confidential data and documents,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “Another way SDCCU provides additional protection from fraud is by offering secure paperless banking services such as eStatements and eReceipts.”
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day Events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled nearly 2.5 million pounds of paper at no charge, saving over 21,150 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree). The events have also saved the community over $270,000 in costs associated with shredding documents. In 2014, 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.
Earlier this year at the SDCCU Super Shred Event, SDCCU set its fourth Guinness World Record for the most paper collected in a 24-hour period. The exciting occasion—held at Qualcomm® Stadium—helped thousands of people, resulted in the collection of a total of 589,251 pounds of paper and saved 5,009 trees.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $7.8 billion, over 333,000 customers, 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. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.