Next 'Eco-Depot' Saturday at Landfill

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has scheduled a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection from 8 am to noon on July 14.


Have you been cleaning out the garage or basement and wondering what to do with those bottles used of motor oil, old cans of paint, and other stuff?

is scheduled to host its next Eco-Depot Collection drive on Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon to collect household hazardous waste (HHW) at the Central Landfill on Shun Pike in Johnston.

“We’ve held more than 20 successful collections so far this year,” Joe Rotella, Special Waste Manager for RIRRC, said in a statement. “Eco-Depot collections provide residents the opportunity to safely rid their homes, garages and basements of any household hazardous waste. We encourage residents to keep up the good work and take advantage of this nearby collection in Johnston.”

Rotella also noted that RIRRC has eight more collections scheduled at the Landfill, and 11 at various locations around the state, through the end of the year.

"Household hazardous waste is collected separately from the state’s Central Landfill in order to protect humans, animals and the local environment," explained Rotella, adding that these products have warning labels indicating 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.

Appointments are required to drop off HHW materials. To make an appointment and 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.


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