Community Press Release – HCU Shred Day 2022

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Honor Credit Union Announces 2022 Shred Day Results

Submitted by Kayla Smith, HCU Brand Coordinator
Berrien Springs, MI – October 13, 2022

Honor Credit Union hosted ten free community shred days across its 27 member center communities, and are excited to share its 2022 Shred Day successes. In partnership with Data Guardian and the Marquette County Landfill, a total of 67,629 pounds of paper was collected and shredded to reduce the amount of waste in our communities.

Pounds ShreddedEnvironmental Impact
Allegan – 5,800 lbs. Trees saved – 521 trees & 25,044 Co2 absorbed
Battle Creek – 7,875 lbs. Oil saved – 11,600 gallons
Benton Harbor – 12,000 lbs. Water saved – 224,530 gallons
Buchanan – 7,100 lbs Landfill saved – 95 cubic yards
Decatur – 3,600 lbs.
Hartford – 5,400 lbs.
Marquette – 7,054 lbs.
Portage – 8,100 lbs.
South Haven– 6,600 lbs.
Wyoming – 4,100 lbs.

These events are free and open to members and non-members to promote the protection of personal information by destroying confidential documents through a recycling service. This service aligns with Honor’s commitment to supporting a green initiative through a handful of digital services it offers its members, such as mobile banking and e-statements.
The 2023 Free Community Shred Day schedule will be released early next year.

About Honor Credit Union: Honor Credit Union is a non-profit, full-service financial institution serving over 100,000 members in 27 member center communities throughout western and northern Michigan. Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.

For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit

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