Get ready for the seventh annual Shred Day in Livonia, Michigan, presented by Comerica Bank, Iron Mountain Incorporated. Shred Day is a free document shredding event designed to raise awareness of identity theft protection and recycling. Bring a suggested donation of two non-perishable food items and help support the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, too!

This one-day, free public service event will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 9am to 5pm in the parking lot of Comerica Bank’s Livonia Operations Center. We’ll securely destroy and recycle any amount of your personal or business paper documents.

Help protect your identity while protecting our enviroment and help support Gleaners. 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. We look forward to helping you do some financial spring cleaning at Shred Day!


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

    39200 Six Mile Rd

    Livonia, MI 48152
1. What types of items can I bring to Shred Day?
You may bring any amount of 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 June 14?
Comerica’s Livonia Operations Center at 39200 Six Mile, Livonia Michigan, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
 
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, June 14.

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. Is there a limit to the amount of paper documents I can bring?
Due to the amount of shredding resources we'll have onsite, there is no box or bag limit at Shred Day this year. Therefore, feel free to bring us all your sensitive paper documents for free, secure destruction.

 8. 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.

9. How can I learn more about Iron Mountain or the Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan?
We encourage you to visit their websites:
www.ironmountain.com
www.gcfb.org

10. Will representatives from the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan be at the event to take my donation?
Yes, volunteers from the Community Food Bank will be present to collect any donations from our guests. 
 
11. 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 Gleaners.  While every donation is appreciated, below is a list of the preferred food items which support healthy eating habits:

Canned foods
  • Beans
  • Tuna
  • Ham
  • Soup
  • Fruit
  • Chili
  • Stew
  • Peanut Butter
Packaged Foods
  • Energy Bars
  • Pudding Cups
  • Fruit Rolls
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars