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Dispose Sensitive Documents and E-waste at Redwood Credit Union’s Free Shred-a-Thons

May 14, 2024

Free Shred-a-Thon & e-waste collection event

Santa Rosa, CARedwood Credit Union invites the North Bay to securely shred old financial statements and other sensitive documents at its annual Shred-a-Thon events held throughout the North Bay.

Brett Martinez - President & CEO

Brett Martinez
President & CEO

"We offer these free Shred-a-Thons to help protect and make a positive impact on our communities and our planet," says President and CEO Brett Martinez. "Properly disposing of old financial records and private information is key to preventing identity theft and fraud, and through these events, we’re able to help our members and communities do so in an environmentally sustainable way."

Novato Shred

Napa Shred

Ukiah Shred

RCU will host five Shred-a-Thons at the following locations and dates:

  • Lake County-June 1, 9 a.m. to noon

    Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street in Lower Lake

    Monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit the Lake County Child Care Planning Council, a group committed to ensuring the availability and accessibility of high-quality childcare for the families and children of the community.

  • Sonoma County – June 22, 9 a.m. to noon

    RCU’s administrative offices at 3033 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa

    Nonperishable food and monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit Redwood Empire Food Bank, a Northern California nonprofit committed to making adequate nutrition available and accessible to those who need it.

  • Marin County- July 13, 9 a.m. to noon

    Sutter Novato Community Hospital parking lot at 180 Rowland Way in Novato

    Monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit SchoolsRule Marin, a coalition of 20 public school district foundations that help fund literacy, technology, health, and arts programs for every public school student in Marin County.

  • Mendocino County- July 27, 9 a.m. to noon

    RCU’s Ukiah branch at 195 S. Orchard Ave in Ukiah

    Monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit Plowshares, a community-funded nonprofit located in Ukiah that provides hot nutritious meals and resources to those in need in inland Mendocino County.

  • Napa County- August 17, 9 a.m. to noon

    RCU Napa branch and campus at 480 Devlin Road in Napa

    *Note: no e-waste is collected at this event
    Monetary donations will be accepted at the event to benefit Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center, a nonprofit that works hand in hand with Napa’s Latino community to inspire healthy lifestyles, self-sufficiency, and opportunities for leadership and community engagement.

Attendees may bring up to three standard-sized boxes (15”x12”x10”) of confidential documents for shredding, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, and credit card offers. Conservation Corps North Bay will also be on-site to collect and recycle e-waste such as old computers, printers, cell phones, and personal electronics. Document shredding is provided by Shred-It, and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.

In 2023, more than 3,300 residents in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties attended RCU shred-a-thons. Shred-It trucks helped communities dispose of 134,940 lbs. of documents, while Conservation Corps collected 35,775 lbs. of e-waste. To put it in perspective, the shredded paper alone has an environmental impact equal to conserving 1,153 trees (over 10 acres) and 472,290 gallons of water (enough to water 761 lawns for a week).

For additional information and updates about the Shred-a-Thon, visit redwoodcu.org/shred, or follow RCU on Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. With a mission to passionately serve the best interests of its Members, team members, and communities, RCU delivers many ways for its Members to save and build money through checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, digital banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and insurance and auto-purchasing services are also offered through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary). RCU has more than $8.5 billion in assets and serves more than 465,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn for news and updates.