Goodwill Industries will also be available at each location to accept unwanted computer equipment. Goodwill Industries encourages people to erase the hard drive on their computer prior to donating. Donated equipment will be recycled or refurbished and sold through the Dell Reconnect program, with proceeds benefitting Goodwill’s job training programs.
The shred events are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon at the following Veridian locations:
- Ankeny: 1201 S. Ankeny Blvd.
- Cedar Rapids: 2810 Edgewood Road SW
- Iowa City: Hy-Vee East, 812 S. First Ave
- Waterloo: 1827 Ansborough Ave.
- West Des Moines: 5910 University Ave.
In 2012, Veridian shred sites drew 2,500 people and shred 61,000 pounds of documents, saving an estimated 768 trees. In 2013, Veridian shred sites drew more than 3,100 people, shred 77,800 pounds of documents, and saved an estimated 973 trees!
Each location will accept up to two 20-gallon totes of paper per person to shred. All shredded material will be recycled. The shred event will end early if the shred truck is filled.
About Veridian Credit Union
Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. The credit union offers a full range of consumer financial services and employs more than 560 Iowans throughout 26 branches. For more information, visit www.veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.