The following is a press release from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is giving state residents a chance to rid their homes of household hazardous waste at the Central Landfill today during its Eco-Depot Collection.
Appointment necessary. To make an appointment and view the complete list of materials Eco-Depot accepts, visit www.ecodepotri.org or call (401) 942-1430 x241.
The Eco-Depot collection in scheduled for 8 am to noon. Rhode Islanders are encouraged to attend the drop-off collections at the RIRRC headquarters at 65 Shun Pike, Johnston, 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.
Throughout the year, 19 Eco-Depot collections are held at the state’s Central Landfill Complex in Johnston. An additional 21 collections are held off-site at various municipal locations throughout the state. 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.