Tampa, FL (February 19, 2019) To promote personal financial safety, Tampa Bay Federal is hosting a Community Shred Day with electronics recycling on Saturday, March 9, 2019. A mobile shredding truck from Shred 360 will be on-site at Tampa Bay Federal Citrus Park Service Center located at 12080 Anderson Road Tampa, Florida 33625 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. In addition to free shredding, Tampa Bay Federal has partnered with Stream Recycle to add safe recycling of electronics to this Event.
“Personal information contained in old documents can be a gold mine for identity thieves,” according to Michelle Delgado, BSA Fraud Analyst at Tampa Bay Federal. “Securely disposing of sensitive documents can significantly decrease your risk of identity theft and exposure to fraud.”
Since identity theft has been at an all time high, this community event helps highlight the importance of taking preventative measures to protect your identity. As a credit union, Tampa Bay Federal encourages our members and the community to be conscious of how they dispose of unwanted documents or electronics that could potentially put their identity at risk.
Anything that contains personal info should be shredded such as (but not limited to):
Social Security Numbers Full Contact Info/Addresses/Junk Mail
Old Tax Returns Insurance Information
Old Medical/Dental Records Employment Info/Paychecks Stubs
Old Loan Information Banking & Investment Info/Statements
Travel Documents Credit Card Receipts/Statements/Reports
Old Passwords Cancelled/Copy/Returned Checks
You do not need to worry about removing staples, paper clips, or even the file folders with the metal strip through them. Please make sure that there are no plastics, CDs, DVDs, x-rays, hard drives, 3 ring binders, binder clips, or anything else mixed in (paper ONLY).
Electronic recycling is available courtesy of Stream Recycling. Recycling old or unused electronics, we can prevent lead, mercury and other toxic materials from ending up in local landfills and harming the environment. Acceptable electronic for recycling such as:
Small Household Appliances
House & Office Phones
Battery Operated Hand Tools
Cables & Cords
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Games Consoles (Xbox, PlayStation…)
The drop-off event is open to the public. You can bring your documents in bags, boxes, or any other type of container. Shred 360 will empty your container containing the documents into their 96 gallon bin for shredding and return the container back to you. The truck will then pick up that 96 gallon bin, empty the documents into the shredding knives and shred all the documents. You are welcome to witness the entire shredding process on a monitor at the side of the truck.
About Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union
Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union has been serving members changing financial needs for over 80 years in the Tampa Bay area. They are owned and operated by their members, so their earnings are returned to them in the form of higher savings dividends, lower loan rates, lower service fees, and more convenient services. Learn more at www.tampabayfederal.com