RESOURCE RECOVERY FREE TV & COMPUTER RECYCLING ON 2/7
Make Eco-Depot Appointment
JOHNSTON, R.I. (January 16, 2009) – On Saturday, February 7, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will hold a TV, computer, and e-waste recycling collection from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Central Landfill in Johnston. Resource Recovery will also collect household hazardous waste through its Eco-Depot service. Appointments are required for Eco-Depot but not for e-waste. Neither can be put in the trash, so this service is necessary for all Rhode Islanders who need to discard these types of wastes. Both collections are free.
Resource Recovery accepts all types of broken and antiquated computer products including CPUs, monitors, printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, modems, and mouse devices. Effective February 1, Resource Recovery has suspended charging residents $5 for recycling televisions.
Nearly all households have some hazardous waste stored in sheds, garages, and basements. Products such as fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, insecticides, and propane gas tanks cannot be mixed with household trash and must be disposed via Eco-Depot. The products typically have warning labels marked “flammable,” “combustible,” “explosive,” or “corrosive.” They are banned from landfill disposal, can pose a risk to human and animal health, and may pollute the environment if discarded improperly.
Call 942-1430 x241 for an Eco-Depot appointment or sign up online at www.rirrc.org and click on the Eco-Depot logo on the right-hand side of the page.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is the quasi-state environmental agency dedicated to providing the public with environmentally sound programs and facilities to manage waste. The agency helps fund and promote the state’s recycling program, and owns and operates the Materials Recycling Facility and Central Landfill in Johnston.