Saturday, April 2, 2022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Comerica Mangum Banking Center

2201 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX 77092

BENEFITING
A Member of Feeding America
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Comerica Bank Shred Day Houston 2022

Since launching Shred Day Houston in 2013 with our event partner Iron Mountain, we have helped Houstonians securely destroy and recycle over 851,000 pounds of sensitive paper documents, helping keep that information out of the hands of dumpster divers and local landfills.

In the process, our generous guests have helped us raise nearly $78,000 and 43,000 pounds of food for the Houston Food Bank, which is equivalent to providing more than 270,000 meals for hungry Houstonians.

On Saturday, April 2, we’ll be hosting our eighth annual Shred Day Houston at Comerica’s Mangum Banking Center. The event is free and open to the public, and there is no limit to how much paper you can bring! Consumers and business owners may bring any amount of personal or business paper documents, and we’ll destroy and recycle them securely and efficiently. If you can bring it, we can shred it!

Shredding sensitive documents like old bank statements, tax returns (7 years or older), medical bills, utility statements and preapproved credit card offers is the single best way you can prevent identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the U.S. with more than 13 million victims annually.

We look forward to serving you at Shred Day Houston, and to raising your expectations of what a bank can be in the community!

FAQs

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
     
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.
 

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.
 

Where can I drop off my documents on April 2?

At the Comerica Bank Mangum Banking Center located at 2201 Mangum Road, Houston, TX 77092 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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-thru, and guests are asked to remain in their vehicles for safety reasons.
 

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, April 2.
 

Will my documents be destroyed on-site while I wait?

While we’ll make every effort to destroy the majority of the collected documents on-site 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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 nonperishable food items to help support the Houston Food Bank and our local community.