The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) of Johnston is scheduled to host an Eco-Depot collection drive today, where Rhode Island residents can drop off their electronic and household hazardous waste (HHW).
Today's collections is scheduled at the Central Landfill in Johnston starting at 8 a.m.
Appointments are required to drop off HHW at both locations. Examples of household waste include dead florescent light bulbs, used motor oil and oil filters, old radiator coolant, remnant oil-based paint, mercury thermostats, mercury thermometers, leftover bug spray and unwanted lawn chemicals, RIRRC noted in a press release.
Unsure if the item is HHW? The RIRRC recommends checking the label and looking for the terms "flammable," "caustic," "combustible," "explosive," or "toxic."
The collections are free and available for R.I. residents only.
For more information or to schedule a drop-off, visit the Eco-Depot web page, or call 942-1430 x241. A full list of accepted materials is also on the website.