San Diego County Credit Union to offer free shredding service on Saturday, Nov. 15

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

SAN DIEGO, CA, (November 7, 2014) — San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, as part as its ongoing commitment to promote identity theft prevention and awareness and go green in the community, has announced that free shredding services will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at three SDCCU locations in Southern California. The locations are: Encinitas Branch, 501 North El Camino Real; Santee Branch, 286 Town Center Parkway; and, Temecula Branch, 31693 Temecula Parkway.

The public is invited to bring a maximum of two boxes per household containing personal and confidential information to have shredded on the spot at no charge in the parking lots of these three SDCCU locations. Boxes must be no larger than approximately 10-by-12-by-15 inches. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding; however, staples, paperclips, CDs and floppy disks are okay for shredding. Free shredding services may end prior to 1 p.m. if shredders reach full capacity. For more information, visit or call (877) 732-2848.

“SDCCU is committed to helping our customers and the community protect their confidential data and privacy,” said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU President and CEO. “The first rule in preventing identity theft is: if you don’t need it, shred it, and we are here to make that happen. Shred Day represents an outstanding opportunity to shred your old personal documents the safe and easy way.”

“In addition, we are proud to be able to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, while demonstrating our commitment to go green. Moving to our online banking services, such as eStatements, is a great way to minimize the amount of confidential information you have at home and reduce waste. We are dedicated to preventing identity theft as well as our efforts to go green with our online banking services, such as eStatements and eReceipts.”

Families who take advantage of SDCCU’s free shredding services on Nov. 15 will also receive a free gift, while supplies last.

Since SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007, SDCCU has collected, shredded and recycled more than 1.1 million pounds of documents at no charge, saving over 9,700 trees (every 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).

Earlier this year, SDCCU hosted a “SDCCU Super Shred Event” at Qualcomm® Stadium and more than 422,350 pounds of paper were shredded, protecting the community and saving 3,590 trees. The event, attended by more than 7,000 people, set a new Guinness World Record for the most paper collected in a 24-hour period at a single location, shredding the previous record of 401,925 pounds that was set by an organization in Texas in April 2014.

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 $6.6 billion, over 274,000 customers, more than 30 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 Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit

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