Free Community Shred Day scheduled for Linn County Fairgrounds
Free Community Shred Day scheduled for Linn County Fairgrounds on April 22
Last year, more than
1,400 vehicles went through
the credit union’s shredding
events resulting in more
than 56,000 pounds of
sensitive materials disposed
of in a safe and secure manner.
Oregon State Credit Union invites the community to a free document shred day on Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Road East in Albany. The event will include support and presence from the Community Resource Unit of the Albany Police Department combating identity theft and an opportunity to donate canned foods to the Linn Benton Food Share.
Anyone can bring up to three boxes of outdated documents such as old checks or outdated materials with personal information. Documents will be securely shredded onsite for free, with easy drive-n-drop in the parking lot through 1 p.m. or until the shred trucks are full.
Albany Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Brad Conners, who will be present with stickers for kids and Albany statistics on financial crimes, said, “Our police department believes in the power of prevention. Reducing opportunity and risk of becoming an identity theft victim can be easy and supporting Oregon State Credit Union’s shred day is an excellent way to assist our community.”
This will be the first of three 2017 Oregon State Credit Union Shred Day events all to include an optional food share donation opportunity. The second will be at the credit union’s Operations Center in southwest Corvallis on June 10 and the final opportunity will be July 29 at the parking lot behind the credit union branch at 4952 River Road North in Keizer. Working through their vendor agreement with Access Northwest and partnering with local law enforcement in all three cities, Oregon State Credit Union annually schedules these Saturday events protecting the public from fraud and identity theft as well as providing a significant benefit to the environment.
The Albany event is scheduled in conjunction with the Earth Day worldwide celebration of efforts toward environmental protection. Last year, more than 1,400 vehicles went through the credit union’s shredding events resulting in more than 56,000 pounds of sensitive materials disposed of in a safe and secure manner. The collective shredding and recycling effort saved more than 481 trees, 197,890 gallons of water, 140 cubic yards of landfill and nearly 116,000 kilowatts of energy. It also prevented 1,696 pounds of pollutants from entering the atmosphere. The value of these events total more than $145,000, as estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Oregon State Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, open to anyone who lives or works in 24 western and central Oregon counties. Learn more about Oregon State Credit Union.