Please note that while City Offices were closed on Monday, Feb. 17th in observance of Presidents' Day, residents are reminded that trash pickup will remain on a normal schedule for the week.
The next locally scheduled Rhode Island Resource Recovery Eco-Depot events for household hazardous waste disposal are:
September 14, 2019 in Tiverton at 50 Industrial Way,
September 28, 2019 in Newport at Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.
For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste please visit: https://www.rirrc.org/recycling-composting-disposal/hazardous-waste/household-hazardous-waste.
For your reference, the FY2019 EcoDepot schedule is provided in the link above. Please note that there are fewer community events scheduled as compared to previous years. Most notably, there is not one scheduled for Middletown in the Spring.
For inquiries or to make an appointment for a scheduled event, please call Rhode Island Resource Recovery at (401) 942-1430 x241.
FALL RECYCLING EVENT
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019,
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard
This event will feature the following recycling opportunities ONLY:
ECO-DEPOT – HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL: Please call Rhode Island Resource Recovery at 401.942.1430 x241 to make an appointment. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like 'toxic', 'poison', 'flammable', 'combustible', etc. Examples include mercury devices, automotive fluids, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes. For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste please visit:
E- WASTE RECYCLING: Indie Cycle, LLC will be accepting electronic items including computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, cameras, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries such as auto/marine and back-ups. Anything with a wire! A $10 disposal fee will be charged for wooden-boxed speakers, laser-jet printers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and other coolant-containing devices. Indie Cycle does not accept light bulbs, single use batteries, plastic tapes/disks, glass plates or bowls, broken TV tubes or hazardous materials. For more information: www.indiecycle.com or email email@example.com.
RIGID PLASTIC RECYCLING: This is a Rigid Plastic ONLY recycling opportunity for Newport residents and no appointment is necessary. This will be your only opportunity to recycle rigid plastics locally. Rigid Plastics would include plastic toys, play sets, plastic buckets without metal handles, plastic drums, barrels, garbage cans, milk crates, lawn furniture, plastic pots and agricultural trays.
BULK WASTE ITEMS: Bulk Waste Amnesty open to Newport Residents ONLY to dispose of TWO Bulky items (ex: one couch, one table) per household MAXIMUM (there is a six item max for homeowners who own multiple homes.) Residents must call in advance (401-845-5617) to make an appointment. When calling for an appointment, please leave your name, address and the two items for disposal. Appointments will be accepted until NOON on Friday, September 27, 2019. Proof of residency MUST be presented on the day of the event. This event will NOT accept hazardous waste (including refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers), electronics, plastic bags, mattresses or Styrofoam. Clean, dry, mattresses and other bulk items not part of this event may be eligible for disposal by Newport residents at the Waste Management Transfer Station located at 65 Halsey Street, (401) 847-0230.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated around the world on April 22nd. Clean-up and awareness events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970.
Newport’s Earth Day Celebration is typically held during a weekend near Earth Day. Local volunteer groups plan and organize clean-ups all over the city and Clean City is able to provide pick up of bags collected in pre-arranged locations on a pre-determined day.
Interested in getting involved?
Keeping Newport Clean and Green is something we can all participate in!
Here are some easy tips:
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