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Veridian Credit Union announces dates, communities for 2023 Community Shred Days


Veridian Credit Union will hold Community Shred Day in five communities across Iowa and eastern Nebraska this year. The event is free and open to the public and aims to promote the importance of shredding unwanted, sensitive documents to protect against identity fraud. The Ankeny day will be held at the DMACC Ankeny Campus from 9 a.m. to noon on May 20. Ashtin Hotek, Veridian’s public relations strategist and Community Shred Day coordinator, said the event is an easy opportunity for the communities to shred their unwanted documents. Attendees are required to bring their documents in the cargo area of their vehicle and remain in the vehicle while event staff members unload them and place them in shred bins. Each event can accept no more than two 25-pound containers of documents per person. The shredded material will be recycled into commercial-grade paper towels, toilet paper and other paper products. Since Veridian’s first Community Shred Day in 2009, the event has shredded an estimated 1.3 million pounds of documents, saving approximately 10,939 trees and 1,938 cubic yards of landfill space. More information on how to prepare for Community Shred Day and other shredding opportunities are available on veridiancu.org/shred.

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