36,000 pounds of paper collected, over 300 trees saved at latest SDCCU Shred Day Event

SDCCU is the current Guinness World Record® holder for the most paper collected and in 24 hours

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 22, 2015) — 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 landed them their second 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 April 4, resulted in a total of 36,042 pounds of paper collected and shredded.

“SDCCU is pleased to provide this much-needed, free service to the community. With a greater prevalence of fraud and identity theft in recent years, it is becoming more and more important to properly dispose of confidential, personal information,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “Another great way to minimize the risk is to sign up for secure paperless SDCCU services, such as eStatements, eNotices and eReceipts.”

SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day Events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled almost 1,250,000 pounds of documents at no charge, saving over 10,000 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree). The events have also saved the community close to $140,000 in costs associated with shredding documents. In 2014, SDCCU was the first financial institution 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.

Last year at the SDCCU Super Shred Event, SDCCU earned its second 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 422,350 pounds of paper and saved 3,590 trees. SDCCU plans to break the record again this year at their next SDCCU Super Shred Event scheduled for July 25, 2015 at Qualcomm Stadium.

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