Shred Day DFW 2019!

On Saturday, April 27, from 8am – 5pm, we’ll be hosting our ninth annual Shred Day DFW. Once again we'll be at the Mercer Business Park in North Dallas (12121 N. Stemmons Freeway, on the Northwest corner of I-35 and 635).

DIRECTIONS TO MERCER BUSINESS PARK

From the North:

  • From I-35E Southbound, exit 441 (Valley View)
  • Stay on service road (N. Stemmons Fwy/ Emerald St.) southbound; go straight past Valley View Ln
  • Right on Morgan Parkway

From the South:

  • From I-35E Northbound, take Exit 439 (Royal Lane)
  • Right on Royal Lane
  • Left on Harry Hines Blvd
  • Cross underneath 635
  • Left on N. Stemmons Freeway service road; go under 35 overpass.
  • At stop sign, straight onto Morgan Parkway.  

From the East:

  • From I-635 Westbound, take Exit 25 (Webb Chapel/ Josey Lane)
  • Stay on service road
  • Right on Harry Hines Blvd
  • Left on N. Stemmons Freeway service road; go under overpass.
  • At stop sign, straight onto Morgan Parkway

From the West:

  • From I-635 Eastbound, take Exit 28 (Luna Road)
  • Left on Luna Road
  • Right at Valley View Ln
  • Right on N. Stemmons Service Road
  • Right on Morgan Parkway

Since 2011, Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain have helped Texans securely destroy and recycle more than 2.64 million pounds of sensitive paper documents at our Shred Day events, helping keep that paper out of the hands of dumpster-diving identity thieves and local landfills!

In the process, our generous guests have helped us raise more than $99,500 and have donated more than 62,600 pounds of food for our food bank partners, which are equivalent to providing more than 346,000 meals for our hungry neighbors.  Once again, we’re proud to continue our strong and meaningful partnerships with KDFW FOX 4, our official media sponsor, and the North Texas Food Bank, our official event beneficiary.

Shred Day DFW is free and open to the public, and there is no limit to how much paper you can bring – we’ll securely shred and recycle it all! Shredding sensitive documents that contain personally identifiable information (like names, addresses, dates of birth and social security and account numbers) is the single best way you can prevent identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the U.S. Nearly 15 million Americans  experienced identity theft in 2017.

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

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What types of items can I bring to Shred Day?

Prohibited items include:

  • Paper: 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 Saturday, April 27?

At the Mercer Business Park (12121 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234) during the hours of 8am and 5pm. There is no limit to how much paper you can bring, and we’ll have special lanes for trucks, trailers and large loads. Please note the event works like a giant drive through, 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 DFW to have your sensitive paper documents destroyed for free on Saturday, April 27. 

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

All paper materials collected will be securely destroyed onsite. In order to process our event guests in an efficient manner, we cannot guarantee that your documents will be shredded while you wait, but it is a secure process. For safety reasons, we encourage all guests to remain in their vehicles. 

Can you take my cardboard boxes, too?

Yes! If you are bringing your paper documents in cardboard boxes, we will accept, process and recycle both the paper and the cardboard. 

Will representatives from the North Texas Food Bank be at the event to take my donation?

Yes, volunteers from the North Texas Food Bank will be present to collect any generous 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 non-perishable food items or a cash donation to help support the North Texas Food Bank and our local community.