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. We’ll also accept computer systems and accessories, audio/video equipment and office equipment. Please find a list of accepted small electronics and prohibited items below.
Accepted items include:
Computer systems and accessories: CPUs, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD displays, all-in-ones, servers, switches, hubs, keyboards, mice, speakers, wireless internet cards, hard drives, optical drives, circuit boards, wires and cables
Audio/video equipment: DVD players, VCRs, stereos, radios, camcorders, cameras, radios, game systems
Handheld devices: Pagers, cell phones, PDAs, two-way radios
Household equipment: Toasters, lamps (no bulbs), blenders (no glass), microwaves, clocks, landline phones
Office equipment: Fax machines, photocopiers, printers, scanners, telephones, typewriters, calculators
Batteries: Sealed lead acid (UPS battery), laptop, cell phone, rechargeable, car
Prohibited items include:
Paper: cardboard, telephone books, hardcover books
Trash: food waste, bottles, bulbs, glass, cans, inks, dyes, paints, all Styrofoam, including food containers
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
Appliances (i.e. refrigerator, dryer)
Contaminated equipment of any type
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 13?
Comerica’s 13 Mile-Van Dyke banking center at 30500 Van Dyke, Warren, Michigan, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 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 13.
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 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, Re-Source Partners or the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan?
We encourage you to visit their websites:
10. Will representatives from the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan be at the event to take my donation?
Yes, volunteers from the Gleaners 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 non-perishable food to help support Gleaners. While every donation is appreciated, below is a list of the preferred food items which support healthy eating habits:
- Peanut Butter
- Energy Bars
- Pudding Cups
- Fruit Rolls
- Granola Bars