DCECU to host Earth Day paper-shredding event

MIDLAND, MI (April 18, 2014) — Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union will host an Earth Day paper-shredding event from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, to help members safely dispose of confidential paperwork in an environmentally responsible way.

Representatives from Shred Experts – a paper-shredding company with security-trained employees and secure equipment – will be stationed in the credit union parking lot at 600 E. Lyon Rd. in Midland to provide a safe and secure means to dispose of sensitive information. Shred Experts is an environmentally conscious company that recycles the end waste and reintroduces the recycled product back into the paper stream.

DCECU members can watch while their documents are shredded on-site. By securely disposing of documents, it is less likely the information can be used for identity theft or fraud.

“DCECU staff members wanted to celebrate Earth Day in a way that benefited both members and the environment,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “We understand that it’s often hard to dispose of documents, given the sensitivity of personal information. Members can finish up their spring cleaning and join us as we shred and recycle documents in a very safe and secure fashion.”

Each member may bring up to three bags of documents to shred. The event is intended for members rather than commercial enterprises.

For more information about the event, call (989) 835-7794.

About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union

DCECU has more than $1.4 billion in assets and nearly 57,000 members. Not a member? It’s easier than ever to join. For membership details, visit or call (989) 835-7794 or (800) 835-7794.

About Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. Events are held worldwide to highlight the need for environmental protection and support. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

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