DFW Shred Day breaks Guinness World Record

UPDATE: Saturday's event broke a Guinness World Record by nearly 15 tons. In total, 459,300 lbs of paper was collected from over 3,200 guests. A Guinness Book of World Records official was on-site to provide the certificate and confirm the record breaking total.

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People were lined up to shred documents an hour before Shred Day DFW even started on Saturday morning.

A row of cars greeted volunteers from Comerica Bank at the Comerica Service Center at 6:00 a.m.

The event will continue until 5:00 p.m. at 1508 W. Mockingbird in Dallas. The event is hosted by Comerica Bank, Iron Mountain and FOX 4.

The one-day event is designed to help North Texans shred documents to prevent identity theft and raise awareness of recycling. People are able to shred their documents for free. Non-perishable food donations are also being collected for the North Texas Food Bank.

The goal is to break a Guinness World Record by exceeding 429,000 pounds.

WHAT TO BRING TO SHRED:

-- Tax returns 7+ years old

-- Old medical records, utility and bank statements

-- Pre-approved credit card offers

-- Canceled checks

-- Anything you can recreate electronically

WHAT "NOT" TO BRING:

-- Plastics (credit cards, CDs, x-ray film)

-- Metals (aerosol cans, hanging files, 3-ring binders, large clips)

-- Electronics (old computers, printers, mobile phones)

-- Trash or HAZMAT (bottles, glass, paint)

For more information, visit http://www.comerica.com/campaigns/pages/shred-day-dfw.aspx


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