Shred Day Atascadero 2024

Shred Days Promote Sustainability, Safeguard Against Identity Theft

June 24, 2024
by Team SESLOC

Did you know that recycling one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 4,000 kilowatts of electricity? Thanks to members at this year’s SESLOC’s Shred Days at our SLO, Atascadero and Santa Maria branches, we recycled 113 total bins with 17.79 tons of shredded paper— saving 302 trees, 124,530 gallons of water, 53.37 cubic yards of landfill space, and 71,160 kilowatts of electricity!

With a pledge to sustainability, SESLOC has been offering Shred Days for nine years to eliminate Identity Theft through destroying documents containing sensitive information. It may seem old-fashioned, but dumpster diving and mail theft are still common tactics for identity thieves because it’s so effective. They’re hoping to find paper documents with your sensitive personal information, like financial statements, bills, or paper checks. Shredding documents like these as soon you no longer need them is an easy way to ensure your information is securely destroyed and out of the hands of potential scammers.

In partnership with Vital Records Control, a certified organization that adheres to stringent security practices and procedures, so far in 2024, SESLOC has been able to assist 536 members with shredding up to two legal boxes full of confidential documents— an $80 value free of charge*.

SESLOC will be hosting Shred Days at the Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande branches later this fall, if you’d like to stay updated for the rest of our 2024 Shred Day schedule, click here.

Our staff are excited to see you at our next event! Check out the highlights so far in the gallery below.

*Members must be present at the event to redeem complimentary shredding services. There is no reimbursement, cash value, or voucher for services not redeemed. Value as compared to industry standard rates for personal document shredding services. Assumes shredding at maximum of 80 pounds.  The health and safety of members, staff and partner employees is our top priority. SESLOC may cancel the Shred Day event due to inclement weather, threats from fire season or per the local, state and CDC guidelines for outdoor events change, or other force majeure. Upon cancellation, we will send an notification to email subscribers, or you may contact us at (805) 543-1816 during Contact Center business hours.