We’re excited to host our third annual Shred Day Houston, a free, secure document destruction event designed to raise awareness of identity theft protection and recycling.

This one-day, free event will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 8am to 4pm. We’ll securely destroy and recycle your personal or business paper documents.

While there is no charge to participate, we encourage guests to bring a suggested donation of two non-perishable food items to support the Houston Food Bank.

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. with more than 12 million victims annually. Help reduce the risk of becoming a victim by securely destroying sensitive paper documents you no longer need. In the process, you’ll also be helping the local environment, as 100% of the paper documents collected and securely destroyed will be recycled to make other paper goods.

See the below FAQs for a list of the types of documents you should shred or keep, a list of prohibited items and for more information about the event. Shred Day Houston is brought to you by Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain.

To get up-to-the-minute information and updates about our Shred Day, please visit Comerica's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ComericaCares

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1. What types of items can I bring to Shred Day?
You may bring your paper documents to be securely destroyed. You are not required to remove small staples, paper clips, rubber bands and/or small fasteners; however, please find a list of prohibited items below.
Prohibited items include:
  • Paper: cardboard, telephone books, hardcover books
  • Trash: food waste, bottles, glass, cans, inks, dyes, paints
  • Metals: 3-ring binders, lever-arch binders, hanging folders, large bulldog clips, license plates
  • Plastics: plastic bags and packing materials, computer discs, CDs, DVDs, backup tapes, video tapes, transparencies, ID badges, driver’s licenses, microfiche, microfilm, x-rays 
  • HAZMAT: biochemical waste, sharps, toxic substances, flammables, explosives 
  • Hardware: computer, printer and photocopier parts .

2. What types of paper documents should I consider shredding?
Anything that contains sensitive information (name, address, social security numbers, account numbers, etc.) that you no longer need, and that you want to keep out of the hands of thieves or “dumpster divers.” These documents could include old utility invoices, bank statements, medical records, credit card offers and old tax documents (older than 7 years), just to name a few.

3. How does Iron Mountain recycle my shredded documents?
After Iron Mountain securely destroys your paper documents, the processed materials are then transported to paper mills to be turned into pulp for recycled paper. This destruction process greatly reduces pollution, preserves landfill space and saves trees, water and even oil resources.

4. Where can I drop off my documents on March 28?
At the Comerica Bank Mangum Banking Center located at 2201 Mangum Road, Houston, TX 77092 between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. While there is no specific bag or box limit like in years past, we ask guests to limit the amount of paper to one vehicle load in order to securely process everyone’s documents in an efficient manner. Please note the event works like a big drive through, and guests are asked to remain in their vehicles for safety reasons.

5. Can I drop off my paper documents at other Comerica Bank locations before the event or on the day of the event?
Comerica employees are not able to accept documents for shredding from customers or other members of the public. Please attend Shred Day to have your sensitive paper documents destroyed for free on Saturday, March 28.

6. Will my documents be destroyed on-site while I wait?
While we’ll make every effort to destroy the majority of the collected documents onsite with “Mobile Shredding Units,” or live shredding trucks, some of the paper documents will be loaded into secure trucks and transported to Iron Mountain’s nearby shredding plant for secure destruction and recycling. The goal of the event is to process our guests efficiently and for safety reasons, we encourage all guests to remain in their vehicles.

7. Can you take my cardboard boxes, too?
We cannot accept cardboard boxes. If you bring your paper documents in a cardboard box, the Iron Mountain representative will hand the box back to you after emptying its contents into the secure shredding bins.

8. How can I learn more about Iron Mountain or the Houston Food Bank?
We encourage you to visit their websites:

9. Will representatives from the Houston Food Bank be at the event to take my donation?
Yes, volunteers from the Food Bank will be present to collect any donations from our guests.

10. Do I have to donate food in order to attend Shred Day?
A donation is not required for admission. However, we sure hope you'll consider bringing two non-perishable food items to help support the Houston Food Bank and our local community.