Community shredding event to help consumers, non-profit and business owners securely destroy unlimited amount of sensitive paper documents, free of charge
Comerica Bank and storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) are teaming up to host the third annual Shred Day Phoenix, a secure document shredding event, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Phoenix. The free event, which will be held in front of Comerica Theatre at 400 West Washington Street, is offered as a public service to the Phoenix community and designed to raise awareness of identity theft prevention, hunger and recycling.
Shred Day Phoenix encourages Valley consumers and business owners to securely destroy sensitive paper documents quickly, efficiently and free of charge. Again this year, there is no box or bag limit, meaning guests can bring unlimited amounts of paper for secure destruction and recycling. In addition, there will be a dedicated lane for trucks, trailers and vans with large quantities of paper. One hundred percent of the paper collected at Shred Day Phoenix will be securely destroyed and then recycled to make future paper goods.
“We’re honored to bring our popular Shred Day Phoenix event back to downtown for the third consecutive year to help Valley consumers, small businesses and non-profits securely destroy their sensitive documents to help reduce the risk of identity theft and fraud,” said Annette G. Musa, Comerica Bank’s Arizona Market President. “Everybody wins because we’re helping prevent fraud, reduce pollution, preserve landfill space, save trees and feed our community – it’s a great way to spend a few minutes of your Saturday!”
St. Mary’s Food Bank volunteers will be onsite to collect suggested donations of non-perishable food items and cash, although a donation is not required for admittance. The Phoenix Police Foundation is also a beneficiary of the event and will be utilizing a grant from Comerica Bank to support critical non-budgeted needs and officer recognition programs.
Since launching Shred Day Phoenix in 2014, Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain have securely shredded and recycled 227,335 pounds of sensitive documents while collecting 147,788 meals for constituents of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Attendance at last year’s event increased 61 percent over year one, along with a 190 percent increase in paper shredded and a 76 percent increase in total meals provided by our generous event participants.
To learn more about the event, and what types of documents should be shredded or retained, please visit www.comerica.com/ShredDayPhoenix.