Credit Union to shred documents

Summerlanders with confidential papers they no longer need can have them shredded later this month.

Summerlanders with confidential papers they no longer need can have them shredded later this month.

On Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Summerland Credit Union will offer its annual shredding service to the community.

Herlinda Mills, manager of human resources and marketing for the credit union, said the initiative is one of several green efforts by the financial institution.

The Credit Union has also been working to reduce the amount of paper it generates and to that end, has offered electronic statements instead of paper statements to account holders.

This year, from January to the end of March, the Credit Union saved the equivalent of 19 trees as a result of its initiatives.

“We’ve already saved more than one million pieces of paper in our office by streamlining,” she said.

Mills said the confidential shredding service is important for those who wish to destroy older paperwork.

“Your whole financial life is on that statement,” she said.

As a result, she urges people to stay with their paperwork until it has been shredded.

Last year, the Credit Union filled a truck with the paper shredded.

Following the shredding, the paper is taken away for recycling.


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