The $2.9 billion San Antonio Federal Credit Union and ARMA, an association of records professionals, helped shred 68 tons, or 136,000 pounds, of documents this year, the 10th year the Texas credit union has sponsored Shred Day after Tax Day. This year’s event also garnered $3,000 in donations. The event is intended to both help the environment and protect members’ identities.
“The shredded material will go into the recycling process to make post-consumer goods, such as paper towels and toilet paper, rather than contributing a calculated 204 cubic yards of bulk to our overcrowded landfills,” SACU spokeswoman Paige Ramsey-Palmer said. “In addition, with ID theft growing every year, we can help people dispose of sensitive documents safely and educate them about protecting themselves.”
In the past 10 years, working with local shredding firms, more than 330 tons of paper have been shredded in the annual effort, the credit union said.