2019 Shred Days

Educators Credit Union’s Shred Days are returning for 2019! Here you can find a list of the locations, times, and dates our Shred Days will take place this spring and summer.

Please remember:

  • There is a maximum of 5 boxes and 100 pounds of paper per car. We will only accept paper. All boxes, plastic bags or other materials will be returned to you after the paper is collected.
  • You should check over the documents you are going to shred to make sure you aren’t getting rid of anything of importance. For example: a birth certificate, social security card, marriage license, etc.
  • Remain in your vehicle at all times. We will remove your shred boxes and bags for you.
  • The actual length of the Shred Day could change if the truck fills or there is inclement weather.

 

Date Location Time
5/11 Gateway Technical College Racine Campus (1001 S. Main Street) 9 a.m. to noon
5/18 Elkhorn Block Party (611 E. Geneva Street) Noon to 3 p.m.
6/1 UW-Waukesha (1500 N. University Drive) 9 a.m. to noon
6/8 Washington County Government Center (432 E. Washington Street, West Bend) 9 a.m. to noon
6/22 Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus (3520 30th Avenue) 9 a.m. to noon
6/29 Brown Deer High School (8060 N. 60th Street) 9 a.m. to noon
8/3 Miller Park (1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee) 9 a.m. to noon
8/10 Malone Park (16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway, New Berlin) 9 a.m. to noon
8/17 Gateway Technical College Racine Campus (1001 S. Main Street) 9 a.m. to noon
8/24 Educators Janesville Branch (2652 N. Lexington Drive) 9 a.m. to noon

 

For a list of our branch locations, please check out our branch locations page here!

38 thoughts on “2019 Shred Days

  1. There is nothing in the my area of Glendale for shredding. Did you forget us. I have one box for the last three years that I have been waiting to get rid of. Let me know if there is a shredding here in Glendale.

    1. Thank you for your question Mark, since most of our branches can no longer accommodate the volume of traffic generated by Shred Days we have shifted most of them to larger locations. Since these locations are larger, we are able to bring in more shred trucks. While we don’t have a Glendale specific Shred Day, we do have two in Milwaukee County – one at Miller Park and one in Brown Deer as well. We hope either date might work with your schedule.

  2. Why are the shred days so late for the Milwaukee county area? Normally there is a day earlier in the time frame that will allow those of us who have been preparing since the last shred day.

    1. Thank you for your question Sandra, we have two Shred Days in Milwaukee County this year, one at the end of June and the other at the beginning of August this year. Since our Shred Days have grown in popularity, most of our branches are no longer able to handle the volume of traffic we receive. This year, in order to accommodate the availability of the trucks and the venues to hold the Shred Days, the Milwaukee County ones happen to fall on June 29th and August 3rd. We look forward to seeing you at either one of these free events for the community.

    1. Thank you for your question Jessica, it is preferred that there be as little metal as possible so if you are able to remove paper clips and staples that is ideal. Large metal clips/three ring binders are not allowed to be put in the shred truck.

  3. Do you have to be a customer/member of Educators Credit Union to take advantage of your free shredding days?

    1. Thank you for your question Debbie, our Shred Days are open to everyone, membership is not required to participate.

  4. Does paper need to be flat, or is it ok for papers to be folded or in envelopes? Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your question, we are able to accept it in all forms as long as there aren’t heavy metal clips like a three ring binder.

  5. Do you do the shredding immediately on-site on the Shred Days, or are the papers loaded into bins or trucks and shredded off-site later?

    1. Thank you for your question DD, the trucks securely collect the materials and shred them at their facility later.

  6. Do you have to be a resident of the area conducting the shred day? Can someone from Racine participate in the shred event at Miller Park?

    1. Hello John,
      Anyone is able to take part in our Shred Days! There are no residency restrictions, so you are welcome to come to the Miller Park event even if you’re from Racine.

  7. Is there security to protect information for personal papers containing account numbers, old tax forms, and social security numbers?

    1. Thank you for your question Linda, the company that is collecting the shred material is the same company the credit union uses to safely destroy sensitive documents.

  8. They had one in Brown Deer but some things went wrong and when we got there they were turning people away. That was disappointing. When I called to see if it will be rescheduled they said they didn’t think so but said if it did they would probably schedule it in August or September. Checking the schedule here, I’m not seeing that. Can you tell me if that will be rescheduled still this year and when?

    1. Thank you for your question, we are still working to see if there is a possibility of hosting another Shred Day in the area but for now the only Milwaukee County Shred Day that is on the schedule is this Saturday at Miller Park.

  9. I was turned away at Brown Deer and now, when I got to Miller Park at 11:30 today, I was told the truck was full and had already left. I was told the next shred day would be in New Berlin. Very disappointing. By now you must realize that this is a popular service. And I appreciate the service but If you cannot accommodate the demand, I suggest you have additional trucks or restrict it to CU members or both.
    Also, since so many of us in Milwaukee have been disappointed, how about scheduling an additional date.

    1. Good Afternoon William, we apologize that we weren’t able to collect your material on Saturday. Our Shred Days continue to be more and more popular so we have added trucks and bigger locations to try to accommodate the demand, however once the trucks are full we have to conclude the Shred Day. I wanted to provide an update that our Shred Days have now concluded for 2019.

      Based on the growing popularity of the free service in the community this year, we will continue to work to accommodate the need for secure shredding in 2020.

  10. We stopped at the Shred Day at Miller Park today and were sadly disappointed when we were fourth in line to dispose of our shedding, collected for months, only to hear that the truck was full. Forty-five minutes to an hour in line, in the hot sun. With the amount of the turnout why wasn’t there two trucks?

    1. We apologize that we weren’t able to collect your shred material on Saturday. We had two trucks but the first one filled up about an hour into the event, so then both lines were funneling into the one remaining truck which hit capacity around 11am. Unfortunately once the trucks are full, we are unable to accept any additional material. We do have a few remaining Shred Days this month, the next one is this Saturday in New Berlin at Malone Park beginning at 9am.

  11. I went to the one in Brown Deer, but they said the machine broke, and there will probably be an alternate date besides Miller Park, when we it be, please????

    1. Thank you for your question Marilyn, I wanted to provide an update that our Shred Days have concluded for 2019.

      Based on the growing popularity of the free service this year, we will continue to work to accommodate the needs for secure shredding in 2020.

  12. Today’s shred day at Miller Park was ridiculous. I have no idea how many shred trucks were arranged for the event but there definitely were not enough for probably the biggest location for the event. We were told that the last truck was full almost an hour and a half before the event was supposed to end and after sitting for almost an hour in the car. Appreciate the event but please realize Milwaukee County is huge and Miller Park is huge so the crowds were going to be big. Maybe have people prove they are members or just have more trucks.

    1. I’m sorry we were unable to collect your shred material on Saturday at Miller Park. Our Shred Days are always scheduled until noon or until the trucks are full, whichever comes first. Due to the demand for secure shredding, our Shred Days have only grown in popularity and every year we work to service that demand with multiple trucks or larger areas to collect the shred material. We do have a few more Shred Days this month, the next one is this Saturday at Malone Park in New Berlin and begins at 9am.

    1. Thank you for your question, Mary. Our Shred Days have concluded for 2019.

      Based on the growing popularity of the free service in the community this year, we will continue to work to accommodate the need for secure shredding in 2020.

    1. Thank you for your question Penny, while our Shred Days have concluded for 2019, we will announce our 2020 dates around April of next year.

    1. Hello Phil,

      Our Shred Days have concluded for 2019. We will have more posted in the Spring of 2020. Please check back then for the latest dates and locations. Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your question, we are still finalizing dates and locations for this year and will have an update most likely in April with the schedule for 2020.

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