Get rid of personal documents, electronics for free at Comerica Shred Day

Posted: 1:19 PM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 19:59:13Z

Buried in sensitive documents that you don’t want exposed?

We’ve got a solution: Comerica Shred Day.  

Comerica Park is hosting Comerica Bank's annual free Shred Day, May 19, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Iron Mountain Incorporated and Re-Source Partners have teamed up with Comerica for the 11th annual event.

According to Comerica Bank, the document shredding event helps people who have papers with sensitive information get rid of them safely, and keep them away from thieves.

"Research shows identity fraud affected 16.7 million U.S. consumers in 2017 -- an all-time high,” said Michael T. Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank-Michigan.

The bonus: If you're harboring old electronics, you can bring those along to scrap as well. 

The event is free, but if you want to give back in some way, Gleaners Food Bank will on hand to accept nonperishable food items.

Shred Day will happen in the ballpark's parking lot. 

Almost 40,000 pounds of paper were securely destroyed at last year’s Shred Day before being turned into pulp and recycled. The process of recycling paper into new paper products generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water, according to Comerica.

For more details on what you can bring to the event, click here .