Comerica Bank Shred Day 2019

Comerica Bank's Livonia Operations Center will be the site of our 12th annual Shred Day, presented by Comerica Bank, Iron Mountain Incorporated and Re-Source Partners. Shred Day is a free document shredding and recycling event designed to raise awareness of identity theft protection and recycling. Bring a suggested donation non-perishable food 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 15, 2019, from 8am to 1pm in the parking lot of the Comerica Bank Livonia Operations Center, 39200 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152. We’ll securely destroy and recycle any amount of your personal or business paper documents. This year we’ll also accept small electronics items for recycling.

Help protect your identity, help the environment and help support Gleaners. See the below FAQs for a list of the types of documents you should shred or keep, small electronics you can recycle, a list of prohibited items and more information about the event. We look forward to helping you do some financial cleaning at Shred Day!

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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

  • Alkaline batteries

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Televisions 

  • Furniture
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 June 15?

Comerica Bank Livonia Operations Center, 39200 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152 between the hours of 8 a.m and 1 p.m.

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 15.

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. 

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. 

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 Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan be at the event to take my donation?

Yes, volunteers from Gleaners Community 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 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:

Canned foods

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