Free Shred days for 2024
Join us on the following days for our free 2023 Shred events. During this event you can also support your local food shares by bringing a nonperishable canned or boxed food item, or cash donation.
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 20, 2024, at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd E in Albany
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 1, 2024, at Oregon Mutual Insurance 400 NE Baker St in McMinnville
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 8, 2024, at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St in Corvallis
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 22, 2024, at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S Pacific Hwy W in Rickreall
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 13, 2024, at Newport Highschool West campus, 311 NE Eads St in Newport
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 7, 2024, at the Volcanoes Stadium, 6700 Field of Dreams Way in Keizer
Stay in your car – let us do the work
For the safety of our staff and the community, we are setting up contactless shredding. Drive up, pop open your truck and we'll take care of the rest while you remain safely in your car. You can bring up to three bags or boxes of documents to be shredded. If you bring your papers in plastic trash bags, leave them untied. We can't shred those bags, so we'll have to empty them. If you bring your documents in cardboard boxes, don't drive off too soon. We'll need to give those back to you. Have old CDS or diskettes? We can shred those too.
Shredding: who, how, why
Shred days are a free event open to everyone – you don’t need to be a member of Oregon State Credit Union, you just need to gather the documents you want to shred. No need to remove staples, paper clips or bindings. You don’t even need to get out of your car. Just drive up and we’ll take care of the rest. Your sensitive information will be shredded onsite. Limit of three boxes per vehicle.
There are many reasons why you should shred documents that contain personal information. One in four people have experienced some form of identity theft. Shredding confidential information helps protect against identity theft. It's also good for the environment. Annually, people who bring their papers to our Shred Days prevent tons of material from being disposed in the landfill. In 2022 our shred days saved 1,535 cubic yards of air pollution and 84 cubic yards of landfill.
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Supporting local food shares
As of 2020, 9.8% of Oregonians reported that they were struggling to afford food. In effort to help those in need of food, each shred event will have a food drive to support that specific county's food share. Non-perishable canned or boxed food, or cash donations will be accepted. Bring an item and help your neighbors in need.
Thank you for your support at our 2023 shred days.
Learn more about past shred events, including shred pounds collected, trees preserved and more.
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