ELBURNâ€”A record 28,000 pounds (14 tons) of paper was shredded at The National Bank & Trust Company’s 4th annual Community Shred Day held on May 16 at the Main, DeKalb Market Square and Elburn branch locations.
Area residents were invited to bring personal documents to a â€œshredding drive-through,â€ where they were promptly destroyed safely and for free by Accurate Document Shredding, a mobile shredding specialist. NB&T employees were on hand to unload boxes and bags, so attendees did not have to leave the comfort of their vehicles.
â€œWe are pleased to be able to offer much-needed identity theft protection and recycling service to the communities we serve,â€ said Michael Cullen, NB&T President and CEO. â€œThe overwhelming response demonstrates how valuable this service is.â€
14 tons of shred is equivalent to saving 295 cubic feet of landfill space, 238 trees, 5,320 gallons of oil, and 98,000 gallons of water.
NB&T plans to hold another shred event sometime this fall.