Arapahoe Credit Union Shred-a-Thon

and Electronic Recycling 

Rain or Shine

Security Month: Renew and Reset

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at the Newton Middle School Primary Parking Lot.

9:30am until 1:30pm.

Supporting Newton Middle School

Don't miss ACU's annual Shred-a-Thon: A free community shred and electronic recycling event with shredding, small electronics recycling, and a food truck. We are asking for any support you can give towards Newton Middle School student programs. Arapahoe CU will be providing free, on-site shredding and electronic recycling.

Arapahoe Credit Union would rather spend our marketing dollars providing a service and raising money for students than simply advertising. Whatever you want to send to Newton Middle School is great and feel free to still rid yourself of old documents at no cost.

We will be collecting donations on the day of the event, but certainly feel free to donate here, online!

What To Bring?

  • Paper Shredding (on-site)
    • Bring old bank statements, check registers, receipts and anything else with personal information on it.
    • No limit with donation over $5-$10/ Box! ACU members are always free! Otherwise, we ask that you maintain a limit of 3 banker boxes or less worth of shredding. If you have more than this, please contact us to discuss what we can do for you. We'll see what we can do! We ask ACU members with more than five boxes to simply let us know in advance so that we can take care of you efficiently.
  • Electronic Recycling
    • Small electronics are ok!
    • Tube/ Box TVs-- not so much. You can recycle large TVs and monitors for an on-site fee.
    • Large appliances are also restricted.
    • Light bulbs are not allowed, please.
    • Exact details on acceptable electronic recycling can be found here.


  • Newton Middle School
  • 4001 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80122
  • East Parking Lot (Arapahoe Road and S Albion Way.)
  • Contact:
  • Day of Contact: 720-231-8358

  • This round, we are back in Newton Middle School's parking lot just off of Arapahoe Rd and S Albion Way. Directions: Take Arapahoe Rd. west from I-25 and head to the corner of Arapahoe Rd. and S Albion Way where you will take a right on S Albion Way. Enter the parking lot where you will see the shred trucks. We will have signs to help you get where you're going. You will make it through the shred process much faster if you approach the lot from the East side (making a right into the parking lot).

    Coronavirus Precautions  April, 2022 Close/ Open


    We are taking additional precautions for this year's shred event. See below for what to expect. Please also consider wearing a mask regardless of if you stay in your vehicle or not.

    • All workers and volunteers will be wearing masks. We hope that all guests do the same, whether they opt to stay in their vehicles or not. Our onsite staff will also be:
      • Wearing and replacing gloves as needed.
      • Using hand sanitizer as able. This will especially be the case should a visitor not be wearing a mask (no offense at all, but we need to be cautious).
      • Offering disinfectant sprays and wiping down surfaces as necessary or requested.
    • We will be offering “white-glove” service. That is, you are welcome to stay in your vehicle (we actually prefer this) and our staff/ employees will unload your items, deliver them to the bins and process them for shredding. We are happy to disinfect the handles of your vehicle upon completion.
      • Except for when receiving handed donations (which may also be placed directly in the donation buckets), our staff and volunteers will try to maintain an additional 3-foot distance from all car windows. We do not see an initial reason for removing a mask, but, should that happen, this distance will increase to 6 feet.
      • Car distances will be used to ensure 6-foot distancing with all lines. Our lanes are also intended to provide several feet between each, parallel vehicle.
      • Tables may be used by each shred company to sort and process shredding. If you would like to watch this process, we ask that you maintain distancing with the appropriate lot stickers designating a safe distance. We will have recommended signage at each location.
    • We ask that, should you choose to watch the actual shredding process, you maintain 6-foot social distancing. Our staff will try to be lenient with the shredding screens and afford you as much distance as possible while still maintaining controls of each truck.
    • The food truck will be serving people as any take-to-go restaurant. Please consider a “to-go” meal or, should you stay to eat, maintain the standard social distancing procedures.
    • Tables will be placed according to appropriate restrictions. Chairs may be moved as you like, but please consider using the provided sanitizer.

    For current members, in some cases, we may be able to provide advance drop-off options. Call us at 303-740-7063 and we will see what we can do for you!

    For a complete list of acceptable electronics, click here.

    While trusted, Data Destruction's site is subject to their terms and conditions and not owned by ACU.

    Shredding Services are Free

    Arapahoe CU's is covering all expenses for this event. However, we will also be taking donations. Cash and check donations will go directly to the Newton Middle School to help out their programs. Donate online through the button shown below. Note that ALL donations go to Newton Middle School. Arapahoe CU is just the intermediary.

    All services are provided at Arapahoe CU's sole discretion. We reserve the right to limit the amount of shredding per person so trucks don't fill up quickly. We also reserve the right to refuse service, make changes or cancel services at any time and for any reason.

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    Services by: Click here to visit their site (site owned and operated by Data-Destruction).


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