Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) invites Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste on Saturday, December 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Resource Recovery located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance.
Created in 2001, the Eco-Depot program is a free service offered by Resource Recovery that provides for the proper handling, packaging, storage, transportation and disposal of household hazardous waste. Since its inception, Resource Recovery has collected approximately 11.9 million pounds of household hazardous waste and served more than 155,000 Rhode Islanders (and counting).
In addition to household hazardous waste, properly prepared sharps (i.e. needles, lancets) will also be accepted at this Eco-Depot collection. For sharps to be accepted for disposal, they must be secured either in a sharps container or a puncture-proof plastic bleach, detergent or coffee container that is taped shut and labeled SHARPS. Sharps containers prepared in this method can also be disposed of with regular trash collection.
“There’s no better way to end the year,” said Joe Rotella, Special Waste Manager for Resource Recovery. “With a simple appointment process that allows for quick and easy drop-offs, we hope more residents will join us in creating safer homes and a healthier environment for all Rhode Islanders.”
Many common household items are actually household hazardous waste materials that cannot be collected through Rhode Island’s standard trash and recycling collection services. For a full list of household hazardous waste materials visit www.ecodepotri.org.
To make an appointment for the collection, visit www.ecodepotri.orgor call 942-1430 x241.