Save the Date(s)! Shred Days are BACK!

On Saturdays during the month of November, Washington Trust will be hosting Community Shred Days at several branches throughout Rhode Island.

Saturday, November 6, 2021; 10am – 1pm

  • Westerly, RI: Franklin Street Branch, 126 Franklin St, Westerly, RI
  • North Providence, RI: Mancini Senior Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd, North Providence, RI
  • Johnston, RI: Johnston Branch, 1383 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI

Saturday, November 13, 2021; 10am – 1pm

  • East Providence, RI: East Providence Branch, 587 Taunton Ave, East Providence, RI
  • Coventry, RI: Coventry Branch, 732 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI
  • North Kingstown, RI: North Kingstown Branch, 7625 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI

Saturday, November 20, 2021; 10am – 1pm

  • Narragansett, RI: Sweet Meadows Branch, 20 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI
  • East Greenwich, RI: Our Lady of Mercy School (parking lot), 55 4th Ave, East Greenwich, RI

Community members are invited to bring their documents to be securely shredded and discarded.

Note that Washington Trust and Shred-It employees will be following all required COVID-19 safety protocols during these events and we ask that our community members do the same. Any specific requirements or changes to traffic patterns, process, etc. will be shared here, as well as on our social media channels prior to Shred-It events.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Are the Shred Days free?
Yes! Our community shred days in November are FREE! We will be collecting non-perishable food items for our local food pantries. Donations are not necessary, but they are greatly appreciated!

What should I bring to the Shred Day?
It is important to protect your personal information and destroy your confidential documents from time to time. Washington Trust is proud to host our community shred days to help you dispose of these documents in a secure fashion. We recommend you bring old bank statements, tax documents and any other old documents that contain your personal or financial information.

We can also accept DVDs, CDs, cassette tapes, and floppy discs that have been removed from their case. No items containing heavy metal are accepted at Shred Day events- we cannot accept batteries, cell phones or hard drives.

Do I need to sort the papers or remove paper clips?
Not at all. All you need to do is bring your documents in a box to the event. You don't have to worry about removing paper clips, staples or binder clips.

How do I know my documents have been securely disposed of?
Shred-It's state-of-the-art shedders use cross-cut shredding technology, which destroys your confidential materials into confetti-sized pieces, so they can never be reconstructed.

Is there a limit to how much I can bring to the Shred Day?
Yes, in order to accommodate as many people as possible, we ask that you bring a maximum of two boxes of documents to shred. Please be prepared for staff to dump your documents into Shred-It bins, and then return your boxes back to you.

Can I watch my documents be shredded in the truck?
It may be possible for you to watch your documents go into the truck. This will depend on the day’s event traffic as well as any required COVID-19 safety precautions in place on the day of the event. Please follow the instruction of staff on the day of the event regarding traffic flow.

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