Swacha Hosts Second Annual Free Paper Shredding Event for PayItGreen Month

SWACHA Hopes to Shred 18,000 Pounds of Paper in Two Hours

Dallas, TX, April 10, 2013 --(PR.com)-- SWACHA Hopes to Shred 18,000 Pounds of Paper in Two Hours

Dallas-based SWACHA will host a free paper shredding day on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in honor of PayItGreen® Month to motivate residents to safely dispose of their paper copies of bills, statements, and other business documents and to instead “go green” with online payments and financial services. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Calloway’s Nursery located at 1000 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75093 and is open to the public.

“We are very excited to host this event again,” said Dennis Simmons, AAP, president and CEO of SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit regional electronic payments associations in the country. “Last year was incredibly successful. We shredded more than 7.5 tons of paper. This year, we added a second truck in hopes of shredding more than twice that amount.”

SWACHA will have two secure, recyclable shredders on-site capable of shredding up to 18,000 pounds of paper. Attendees will have a chance to sign a banner pledging to make the move to online payments and banking while Dallas radio station 103.7 KVIL Lite FM will provide music and entertainment.

PayItGreen, an annual event held in April, encourages people to cut back on the amount of paper they use and help them understand the importance of electronic billing, statements, and payments. By receiving and paying bills electronically and opting for direct deposit paychecks, people eliminate the need for the production, transportation and disposal of paper, thus saving trees, cutting down on the number of trucks on the road and reducing wastewater. For example, if twenty percent of U.S. households switched from paper to electronic billing, 312,709 tons of greenhouse gases, or the equivalent of driving 700 million miles would be eliminated.

For more information about the PayItGreen® campaign visit www.payitgreen.org or SWACHA at www.swacha.org.

SWACHA-The Electronic Payments Resource® is a not-for-profit Regional Payments Association of approximately 1,100 members across the Southwest. SWACHA is the resource of choice for financial institutions and corporations in the areas of education, training, payments system risks and knowledge about electronic payments. SWACHA membership provides advantages such as superior quality training and unique industry resource materials, access to the toll-free Payments AnswerlineTM, Risk Management programs, and representation at the national level in the development of ACH policies and rules. For more information, visit www.swacha.org.

About PayItGreen®
PayItGreen is a collaborative initiative representing banks, credit unions, regional payments associations and solution providers. Members are leaders that promote and educate consumers and businesses to make their first choice electronic for payments, bills and statements. Led by NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, PayItGreen is focused on accelerating the use of solutions such as Direct Deposit via ACH, DirectPayment via ACH and eBills. For more information on how choosing electronic over paper can positively impact the environment, please visit www.payitgreen.org.

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