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COMMUNITY SHRED DAY

ORNL FCU members are invited to bring any unwanted documents, especially ones containing personal information, to one of the Community Shred Day locations and have it safely and securely destroyed at no charge. 

 

SHREDDING GUIDELINES

SHRED MATERIAL CONTAINERS

All materials for shredding must be in a box (15” x 12” x 10” or smaller) or a 13-gallon trash bag (or smaller).

LIMIT THREE (3) CONTAINERS PER VEHICLE

Due to the limited amount of available space per truck for on-site shredding, each vehicle is permitted to shred up to three (3) boxes or bags of materials. ORNL FCU employees will remove documents from vehicles for shredding on-site. ORNL FCU is not responsible for documents dumped or left unattended.

PAPER ITEMS ONLY

Paper is the only acceptable material for shredding, such as: bank statements, cancelled checked, credit card receipts, tax and insurance records, contracts, and financial statements.

ITEMS NOT PERMITTED

Materials that are not acceptable include: batteries, food waste or trash, pill bottles, needles, grocery bags or plastic, cardboard, hanging folders, large metal objects, glass, electronics, media, or bullets.

EVENT DURATIONS VARY—FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

Each Community Shred Day features secure, on-site document destruction. ​Length of event is limited to the capacity of the on-site shredding truck(s). 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES*

Below is information on where to dispose, destroy, and/or recycle excess or non-acceptable Community Shred Day materials. Plastic containers, aluminum cans, steel cans, mixed paper, books, glass (clear, brown, green), cardboard, newspaper, and reusable household goods can typically be recycled through curbside pickup and city/county drop-off centers throughout East Tennessee. Other common products such as batteries, cell phones, tires, etc. can also be recycled through special programs managed at the state and local level.    

*Additional recycling services are publicly available, are not affiliated with ORNL FCU, and are provided at user’s expense. For more information pertaining to the services listed, please contact businesses and organizations directly.


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