Friday, September 14, 2012
The work is part of a $4 million project funded by Rhode Island Resource Recovery.
Construction crews were busy installing a new sewer line along Central Avenue near the I-295 overpass, closing the road to travel from Atwood Avenue to Reservoir Avenue, as part of a $4 million project funded by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Looking to get around the traffic on Central Avenue? Follow these alternate routes: The work to install a new 12-in. sewer line began in July following a ceremony attended by Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and crews have been steadily working their way east on Central Avenue. On Friday morning, backhoes were in action, covering one part of the roadway with dirt prior to paving and digging a trench in another area for installation of the sewer line. UPDATE: Rhode Island Resource Recovery provided …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Mayor Joseph Polisena, and officials from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and Narragansett Bay Commission gathered this morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking.
With a ceremonial toss of sand in the shadow of the I-295 overpass on Central Avenue, state and local officials this morning marked the beginning of Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's $4 million sewer line project. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Mayors Joseph Polisena of Johnston and Charles Lombardi of North Providence, state Sen. Frank Lombardo III, and town council members Eileen Fuoco (D-Dist. 1) and David Santilli (D-Dist. 3) joined officials from RIRRC and Narragansett Bay Commission, which will now handle the wastewater from Resource Recovery and other businesses located near the Central Landfill. RIRRC Executive Director Michael OConnell called the new project a "win-win-win-win all the way around," helping all the entities …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Joseph Polisena are expected to join officials from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation for tomorrow's groundbreaking ceremony.
Government officials, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Joseph Polisena, are expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow morning at 10 am for a $4 million sewer project funded by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. The Central Landfill operator announced last year that it was planning to end its use of the Cranston wastewater system and switch to Narragansett Bay Commission by building the new sewer line along Central Avenue. RIRRC is paying for the work, which will also allow some 80 homes and businesses to use the new line, Polisena explained during a recent interview at Johnston Town Hall. "It allows the people in Central Avenue and other homes up there, including Briarcliffe Manor, to hook up to the line, …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation announced a new method for handling shredded paper as part of the company's new recycling system.
Along with the end of the old two-bin system for recycling, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, which runs the Central Landfill in Johnston, announced this week that there's a new way for residents to handle shredded paper. Many people shred sensitive documents, like old bank statements and other records — and now, instead of packing them in brown paper bags and stapling the bag shut, RIRRC is asking residents to place the shredded paper in clear recycling bags, tie the bags shut, and leave the bundles in their recycling bins. RIRRC held a ceremony to unveil its new recycling system on June 6. “We are already seeing the benefits of [the state's new program called] Recycle Together RI in our Materials Recycling Facility and are …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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? Rhode Island Resource Recovery 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.” …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With today's ceremonial opening of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's renovated Material Recycling Facility, there's a new way to recycle in Rhode Island.
This morning, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and a group of state and local officials are scheduled to ceremonially open the renovated Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on the grounds of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at the Central Landfill in Johnston. The event formally kicks off the new "Recycle Together RI" program, which will allow Johnston residents to combine recyclables in the bins they already have, instead of separating the paper from plastic. But there's more to the new system than just being able to throw milk jugs in with old newspapers — according to the RIRRC's new website about the program, residents can now recycle more kinds of plastic containers and paper, including: Some of the items that cannot be recycled …
Friday, June 1, 2012
A great event to help a great cause and a block party at Rondeau's Kickboxing are among this weekend's highlights in Johnston.
Team Jenna: There's a bike run and motorcycle and car show scheduled tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm at ACI Customs, at the corner of Killingly Street and Oakdale Avenue. [Sound familiar? We had a video of the announcement recently.] Rain date is Sunday; check out www.acicustoms.com for more info. Rondeau's: While you're down at the Team Jenna event, stop at nearby Rondeau's Kickboxing for their block party, open house, and yard sale. Arts and craft vendors, raffles, kids crafts and much more. Clean-up: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is hosting another of its Eco-Depot collection drives for household hazardous waste (HHW) tomorrow from 8 am to noon. Appointment required. To learn more or to make an Eco-Depot appointment, visit http…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Chow down, tidy up, and check out days of yore this weekend at events in and around Johnston.
Starting to think about what to do with the kids this weekend? Check out these entries on the JohnstonPatch Events calendar — and if you have a Patch profile, you can add your own events. Medieval Faire: Hearken now, lords and ladies, to my call! Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, One Memorial Ave., is hosting its second annual Medieval Faire on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Among the attractions scheduled: Free to all; rain date May 12. Call the library at (401) 231-4980 for more information. May Breakfasts: Planning a May breakfast? Post it in our events calendar, or send an email to Editor Joe Hutnak at firstname.lastname@example.org Cleanup:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is scheduled to begin a new system of sorting recyclable materials this summer.
The website ecoRI news reported yesterday that the launch date has been moved to June for a new recycling system at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. RIRRC has been working toward what is commonly termed a "single-stream" sorting system by installing a $17 million sorting machine, the website reported. ecoRI News also reported that RIRRC officials are considering a change in the term "single-stream" to keep residents from thinking that they can throw trash away with their recyclables, and are using the extra time to allow cities and towns to prepare for the switch. According to the website, takeout food containers and several types of plastic lids will be added to the list of accepted recyclables, while scrap metal and small …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Board of Directors for Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation recently approved measures aimed as reducing the seagull population at the Central Landfill, the newspaper reported.
- On ProJo.com
Thursday, February 2, 2012