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RIRRC to Hold Eco-Depot This Saturday

RI Residents are urged to make an appointment and dispose of any hazardous materials they may have at home.

 

The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will host a special waste collection on site at the Central Landfill (65 Shun Pike) on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The free collection will allow Rhode Island residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in a safe manner. 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.

This Eco-Depot collection is free and open to Rhode Island Residents only.

For those who wish to attend the Eco-Depot event an appointment must be made with Eco-Depot in advance. By making an appointment for the Eco-Depot drop off, customer wait times are kept to a minimum. To make an appointment and view the complete list of materials Eco-Depot accepts, visit www.ecodepotri.org or call 401.942.1430 x241.

To view the complete 2013 Eco-Depot collection schedule, see the attached PDF document.

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