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Washington Trust Shreds More than 25 Tons of Materials at Free Community Shred Days

June 15, 2022

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WESTERLY, RI – The Washington Trust Company’s Community Shred Days resulted in the shredding of 25 tons of sensitive documentation, such as tax returns, financial statements and other materials, for local residents. By collecting and recycling the shredded material, the Shred Days helped to save important natural resources and lessen industrial waste:

  • Trees saved: 434
  • Gallons of water saved: 178,500
  • Cubic yards of landfill diverted: 76
  • Barrels of oil saved: 50

The events were held free-of-charge at six of the Bank’s local branches on April 9 and May 21, 2022. The Shred Days reinforce Washington Trust’s commitment to helping customers protect their private data from fraud and generating an awareness of the Bank’s sustainability efforts to preserve our environment for future generations.

In addition to these sustainability efforts, Washington Trust is committed to minimizing the organization’s environmental impact by offering online and mobile banking, paperless e-statements, as well as investments in energy efficient lighting, fixtures and design at the Bank’s office and branch locations.


Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: WASH).

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