Over 39,700 pounds of paper collected, 337 trees saved at latest SDCCU Shred Day event

SDCCU has helped the community properly dispose of over 4.5 million pounds of paper since 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 25, 2023)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 three locations on April 1, resulting in over 39,700 pounds of paper being collected and shredded.

“SDCCU is again thrilled to provide this free service to our community and assist in properly disposing of confidential information,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We design these events to inspire the community to participate, which helps guard them against identity theft.”

SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded, and recycled more than 4.5 million pounds of documents at no charge, saving over 39,388 trees (roughly 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree). The events have also saved the community roughly $505,495 in costs associated with shredding documents. SDCCU was the first financial institution and remains the only one 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.

About San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU)

SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions and ranked a top five credit union in California by Forbes. SDCCU proudly serves 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 over $13 billion, more than 437,000 customers, over 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. Membership required. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit


Nathan Schmidt
EVP, Chief Experience Officer & Digital Channels
San Diego County Credit Union
PO Box 261209, San Diego, CA 92196-1209
P: (858) 597-2504

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