Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host two eco-depot collections in January in Johnston.
Wednesday, January 2
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host two special waste collections on site at the Central Landfill during the first month of 2013. These free Eco-Depot collections will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 5 and Saturday, Jan. 12. Rhode Islanders are encouraged to attend the collection at the Central Landfill at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston, where RIRRC officials will accept and dispose of their household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste is collected separately from the state’s Central Landfill in order to protect humans, animals and the local environment. These are products that have warning labels indicating they are dangerous to human health because they are flammable, caustic, combustible or toxic. …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
A reader asks if everything can go in together now. We have the answer.
OK, my subject in question is the recycling program. The buzz around town is you don't have to separate anything anymore. Is that true? I went to the town website and it looks like the same info that has always been there. Did you do a piece on it and I missed it or am I just misinformed? If it is true that we can put everything together, does that mean we don't have to tie up paper or can we make it that it just doesn't fly away while waiting to get picked up? Here's the scoop: Indeed, everything can be thrown in together – in either bin – and put that way curbside. R.I. Resource Recovery Corp. has new machines that do the sorting for us. For a few of us, it may be a tough habit to break (ok, I admit it, I'm still sorting ... ) and, in …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With today's ceremonial opening of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's renovated Material Recycling Facility, there's a new way to recycle in Rhode Island.
This morning, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and a group of state and local officials ceremonially opened the renovated Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on the grounds of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at the Central Landfill in Johnston. The event kicks off the new "Recycle Together RI" program, which will allow East Greenwich residents to combine recyclables in the bins they already have, instead of separating the paper from plastic. In addition, you will now be able to recycle a much wider variety of plastic items. New items include: Some of the items that cannot be recycled include: For a full list of does and don'ts, refer to RIRRC's new website about the program. The PDF attached provides guidelines for how to dispose of the …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The change means all curbside recycling will go in one container and more items will be recyclable.