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Saturday, June 15, 2024
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Comerica Great Lakes Campus

36455 Corporate Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331

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Comerica Bank Metro Detroit Shred Day 2024

Join Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain on Saturday, June 15, for our 15th annual Metro Detroit Shred Day at Comerica Bank's new Great Lakes Campus in Farmington Hills. 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. This year, we’ll also accept small electronic items for recycling.

Over the past two years, more than 200,000 pounds of documents were shredded at Metro Detroit Shred Day. Over 2,000 vehicles took advantage of the free service during the five-hour events. Over 33,000 pounds of electronics and computer equipment was recycled, which includes establishing a record in 2022 of approximately 18,000 for the largest haul collected.

Metro Detroit Shred Day provides identity protection and contributes to sustainability, but it also produces extraordinary acts of kindness and giving. Our generous guests have donated over 3,800 pounds of food and over $9,000 in cash to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan since 2022, generating more than 30,000 meals for those in need.

Help protect your identity, help the environment and help support Gleaners with your donation of nonperishable food. We look forward to serving you at Metro Detroit Shred Day, and to raising your expectations of what a bank can be in the community!

 

FAQs

This is a drive-through event. For safety precautions, please remain in vehicles at all times. Comerica volunteers will direct you to the line, through the document and electronic recycling areas, and out towards the exit.

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 equipment and accessories. Please find a list of accepted small computer electronic devices 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
  • Handheld devices: Pagers, cell phones, PDAs, two-way radios
  • Office equipment: Fax machines, photocopiers, printers, scanners, telephones, typewriters, calculators
  • Batteries: Sealed lead acid (UPS battery), laptop, cell phone, rechargeable, car


Prohibited items include:

  • Audio/video equipment: CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors and TVs, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, radios, camcorders, cameras, radios, game systems
  • Household equipment: Toasters, lamps (no bulbs), blenders (no glass), microwaves, clocks, landline phones
  • Paper (non-documents): 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

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. For safety reasons, we ask all guests to remain in their vehicles.

Anything that contains sensitive information (name, address, Social Security number, 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 seven years), just to name a few.

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.

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.

We encourage you to visit their websites:

www.ironmountain.com

www.is-resources.com

https://www.gcfb.org/

At the Comerica Bank Great Lakes Campus, 36455 Corporate Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Yes, volunteers from Gleaners Community Food Bank will be present to collect any donations from our guests.

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.

A donation is not required for admission. However, we sure hope you'll consider bringing non-perishable food to help support Gleaners.

Monetary donations are welcome if you are unable to bring food donations. Gleaners provide three meals for our neighbors for every $1 donated.

While every donation is appreciated, below is a list of the preferred food items which support healthy eating habits:

2024 Preferred items include:

Canned Tuna

Canned Salmon

Canned Chicken

Peanut Butter

There is no box or bag limit at Shred Day this year. Please feel free to bring all your sensitive paper documents for free, secure destruction.