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Georgia United Credit Union’s Shred Program Serves 1,620 Residents

Duluth, GA — Georgia United Credit Union, in partnership with Iron Mountain, offered free community shred events at select branches from March through May 2019. A final analysis revealed a total of 1,620 residents had 169,695 pounds of personal documents shredded at the events. This year’s program will save 1,442 trees and 593,933 gallons of water in paper manufacturing by using the recycled fibers from the events. Additionally, 255 cubic yards of landfill space was spared due to shredding and recycling.

“We hold shred days in the spring every year to help our community safeguard their personal information by destroying sensitive documents in an environmentally friendly manner. Shredding outdated documents is an easy way to help prevent criminals from obtaining account numbers and personally identifiable information,” stated Kim Wall, Georgia United’s director of community and business development.

Each year Georgia United invites members and the local community to bring up to three boxes of personal documents such as old checks, medical records, forms and statements containing personal information, to a local branch where Iron Mountain will shred and recycle documents on-site from their mobile destruction-truck. 

About Georgia United Credit Union 
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over $1.3 billion in assets, 160,000 members and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service community minded financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for all ages to help members achieve their financial goals.  Visit gucu.org to learn more or follow the credit union on Facebook at facebook.com/GeorgiaUnitedCU, Twitter @GAUnitedCU and Instagram @gucucares.                


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