What items can I bring to recycle?
We accept only confidential material at these community events, so the easy answer is anything with a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information. Things like financial statements, legal documents, tax returns, credit offers, and health records should be brought to this event. See the “Acceptable Materials to Shred” section of this page for complete details. Magazines and other mail with your name/address should be recycled through your local municipality.
What if I have more than three boxes?
We limit the amount each member can recycle so that as many members as possible can take advantage of this free service. If you have more than three boxes or boxes that are larger than 12” x 17” x 9”, you may be asked to recycle some of your items, and then return to the end of the line to allow others the opportunity to recycle as well. Credit Union staff have final discretion and may limit the amount any one member recycles.
Will someone help me move my items?
Staff at the event cannot help members move their items, so please be prepared to move them, either with a cart or by bringing a friend or family member with you to help.
Can I just drop off my items and leave?
No, members must remain on line with their material to be recycled. Lines can get very long, and there is typically no area to sit nor shade. Please be mindful if the day is sunny and/or hot and dress appropriately.
Am I guaranteed to be able to recycle my items?
No, since we do not take reservations for this free service, we cannot estimate how many members will come to each event. That is why we clearly state that the events are on a first come/first serve basis, and may end before the advertised time. If the truck fills with material, we will end the event early.
You used to have an event at every branch – why can’t you go back to that schedule?
As our events have become more popular, we no longer have the space to host them in our parking lots. We have tried to find local community partners to host the events, and do our best to have at least one event in each County during the year. If you know of a non-profit organization that would like to host an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with the group’s name and contact information.
Do I need identification for the event?
Please be prepared to show proof of credit union membership (Debit, credit, or ATM card; statement copy, etc.)