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Saturday, June 10, 2023
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shred your private documents for FREE!

Bring your documents, hard drives, computers and electronics and Iron Mountain will safely and securely destroy them during the 14th Annual Comerica Bank Shred Day at the Comerica Bank Livonia Operations Center.

Comerica Bank Metro Detroit Shred Day 2023

Join Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain on Saturday, June 10, for our 14th annual Metro Detroit Shred Day at Comerica Bank's Livonia Operations 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. This year, we’ll also accept small electronic items for recycling.

In 2022, approximately 133,000 pounds of documents were shredded at Metro Detroit Shred Day, the largest total ever collected in the event’s 13-year history. Nearly 1,100 vehicles took advantage of the free service during the five-hour event. Over 18,000 pounds of electronics and computer equipment was recycled, establishing a record 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 donated approximately 2,300 pounds of food and approximately $5,400 in cash to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in 2022, generating nearly 18,000 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!

Comerica Livonia Operations Center

39200 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152

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Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
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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 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: 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
What types of paper documents should I consider shredding?

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.

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 10?

At the 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 10.

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

Is there a limit to the amount of paper documents I can bring?

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.

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:

2023 Preferred items include:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Salmon
  • Canned Chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruit