Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will host a special waste collection in Charlestown on Saturday, November 10. This free Eco-Depot collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is only available to Rhode Island residents. Rhode Islanders are encouraged to attend the collection at the salt barn at the intersection of Rtes. 1 and 1A (Cross Mills) 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. Common household hazardous waste items include fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paint, mercury thermometers, used motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, pool and lawn chemicals, propane tanks and pesticides.
"As the fall season is now well underway, we ask that all Rhode Islanders put a lid on the household hazardous waste from their fall and summer projects," noted Joe Rotella, Special Waste Manager for RIRRC. "From paint thinner to varnishes and stains, it is important to dispose of these hazardous items properly. Eco-Depot collections provide residents the opportunity to safely rid their homes, garages and basements of any household hazardous waste. We encourage residents to take advantage of this nearby collection site."
For this Charlestown collection ONLY no appointment is necessary.
To see the entire 2012 Eco-Depot collection schedule and to view a list of accepted items, visit www.rirrc.org/resident/household-hazardous-waste/ or call (401) 942-1430 x241 for more information.
About Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is the quasi-state environmental agency dedicated to providing the public with environmentally sound programs and facilities to manage waste. The agency helps fund and promote the state's recycling program, and owns and operates the Materials Recycling Facility and Central Landfill in Johnston.