Explore these alternative shredding options
On Monday, October 9, Mill City Credit Union’s administrative office in Minnetonka, MN hosted Shred Day, an event encouraging members to bring sensitive documents to be shredded on-site for free. Over 180 people contributed to nearly 6,500 pounds of paper being shredded; that’s as much as the weight of a blue whale’s tongue!
If you missed out on Shred Day but have a file cabinet overflowing with documents that you want shredded, don’t fear! Check out some of the options you have to get rid of those pesky documents for good.
The UPS Store
Shredding services are available at many nationwide locations of The UPS Store. They’ll weigh your documents and place them into a secure, locked shredding bin. Find The UPS Store location that’s most convenient for you here.
Iron Mountain now provides home pick-up paper shredding for which you can securely shred up to eight file storage boxes. Enter your zip code here to see if they pick-up in your area. If not, use their partner finder to see which of their partner organizations in your area are providing shred services.
Are you a “do-it-yourselfer” that just wants something at home to shred documents when needed? Check out Staples, Office Depot, or Amazon to find a personal shredder that you can store at home. For improved privacy protection, select a cross cut shredder.
Before you get too shred-happy, take a look at our handy document retention guide to see how long you should hold on to documents before shredding.
1 Miscellaneous documents include: updated household inventory, birth and death certificates, marriage license, divorce papers, military records, insurance claims, accident reports and claims, proof of ownership and major debt repayment, satisfactions or paid off real estate and lien releases, and legal correspondence.