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Saturday, October 29, 2022
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Capitol Mall Area

West Jefferson Avenue & 17th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007


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St. Mary’s Food Bank


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2022 Comerica Bank Shred Day Phoenix

Join Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain on Saturday, October 29, for our 7th annual Shred Day Phoenix at the Capitol Mall Area (West Jefferson and 17th Avenue). 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.

Since launching Shred Day Phoenix in 2014 with our event partner, Iron Mountain, Comerica has helped securely destroy and recycle more than 715,000 pounds of sensitive paper documents, helping keep that information out of the hands of dumpster divers and local landfills.

Shred Day Phoenix provides identity protection and contributes to sustainability, but it also produces extraordinary acts of kindness and giving. Our generous guests have helped us raise more than 35,000 pounds of food and $60,000 in cash for St. Mary's Food Bank, which is equivalent to providing more than 460,000 meals for hungry Valley residents.

Help protect your identity, the environment and support St. Mary’s Food Bank with your donation of nonperishable food. We look forward to serving you at Shred Day Phoenix, and to raising your expectations of what a bank can be in the community!


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. Please find a list of prohibited items below.

Prohibited items include:
  • Paper (non-documents): Cardboard, telephone books, hardcover books 
  • Trash: Food waste, bottles, bulbs, glass, cans, inks, dyes, paints and 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 
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 October 29?

At the Capitol Mall Area (West Jefferson and 17th Avenue), between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 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, October 29.

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 St. Mary’s Food Bank be at the event to take my donation?

Yes! Volunteers from St. Mary’s Food Bank will be happy to collect any nonperishable food items and or cash/monetary donations from our guests.

Do I have to donate food in order to attend Shred Day?

A donation is not required, but we sure hope you’ll consider bringing nonperishable food items or a cash/check donation to help support St. Mary’s Food Bank and our local community. While every donation is appreciated, below is a list of preferred food items that 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