Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host a special waste collection in Narragansett on Saturday, May 19.
This combination Eco-Depot and E-Waste event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is available free of charge to Rhode Islanders. Both electronic and household hazardous waste will be collected at the South Pavilion of the Narragansett Town Beach.
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.
Common electronic waste items are televisions, computers (including screens, monitors and laptops), as well as computer peripherals and accessories like keyboards or printers. Cell phones, printer cartridges, small household appliances, servers and stereos are not included in the collection.
“This is a great opportunity for people to finally clear their homes of old electronics, as well as hazardous household materials,” said Joe Rotella, a special waste manager for RIRRC. “This collection is different than our other events because of its emphasis on E-Waste collection. We hope all Narragansett residents, temporary and year-round, will take advantage of this opportunity to rid their homes of unwanted and hazardous waste.”
Throughout the year, 21 Eco-Depot collections will be held at various municipal locations throughout the state. An additional 19 collections are held on-site at the state’s Central Landfill Complex in Johnston.
It is not necessary to make an appointment for this collection and residents will be helped on a first come, first served basis. To view the complete list of materials Eco-Depot accepts, or to see the entire 2012 Eco-Depot collection schedule visit www.ecodepotri.org or call 401.942.1430 x241.
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.
Release courtesy of the RIRRC.