Protecting the environment

Confidential documents, files and other paper items that members dropped off at three of our branches the past two Saturdays were safely and securely shredded on site by American Document Destruction. These recycling events led to 12,100 pounds (6 tons) of paper from not ending up in landfills!

Here are the results, by branch:
Saturday, Sept. 17
  • Webster Groves (Mid StL County) branch – 2,900 pounds
  • Florissant (North StL County) branch – 4,600 pounds
Saturday, Sept. 10
  • Arnold (Jefferson County) branch – 4,600 pounds

As a result of two electronics recycling events we held right before the start of summer, 16,163 pounds of electronic waste was kept out of landfills. Our Oakville (South StL County) branch hosted one of these for the first time ever, and it was an overwhelming success, with 10,859 pounds collected. At our other event, in Florissant, the scales tipped at 5,304 pounds.

During the spring, at paper shred events we held at four of our branches, we collected a whopping 30,450 pounds of paper! Arnold led the way (10,850 lbs.), followed by Webster Groves (8,500 lbs.), Florissant (6,900 lbs.) and Swansea (4,200 lbs.)

Your credit union, and Mother Earth, thank you for participating in these environment-friendly events.

These paper shredding and electronics recycling events will continue to be offered in 2017.