Apr 15, 2024
Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Western Hills Branch: 5147 Glencrossing Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238.

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What can be shred: paper documents (attached staples and paper clips are allowed). It is recommended to bring loose papers inside boxes or containers that will be emptied and returned to your vehicle.

Not accepted:

  • 3-ring binders
  • Books
  • Plastic bags (grocery bags, poly mailing bags, envelopes)
  • Plastic folders of any kind

Shred Day is a FREE benefit to Cinfed members and the community. A large turnout is expected which may result in extensive traffic. Please be patient or make plans to return later in the day. Donations of canned goods will be accepted and provided to neighborhood food banks.

Financial Documents: Shred or Save?

Declutter – and keep your identity secure – by shredding your financial documents. Start going through that dusty filing cabinet but be careful because some documents have a longer shelf life than others. The following documents are safe to shred right away:

  • Paid utility and billing statements
  • ATM receipts
  • Sales receipts

Electronic statements (credit card or checking account) will prevent keeping track of paper copies. If you choose to hold onto your financial documents, scan them electronically to a computer then discard the paper copy. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), these documents are safe to shred after one year:

  • Pay Stubs
  • Credit Card statements
  • Medical bills (unless in dispute)

The following documents should be kept forever and stored in a secure place:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Legal will

Note: The FTC recommends keeping tax-related records for 7 years. The IRS normally has 3 years to complete an audit, but in some cases, seven is possible.

Keep your financial documents in a secure place until you can discard them safely. Shredding is one of the safest ways to throw away documents, and you can do just that with us on Saturday, May 18 at our Western Hills Branch. Please contact a Cinfed representative at your nearest branch location with any questions.