JOHNSTON, R.I. In an effort to promote safe and
environmentally-friendly spring cleaning, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
(Resource Recovery) will host two Eco-Depot collections on Saturday, May 13. Rhode
Island residents can bring household hazardous waste (HHW) to the RI Department of
Transportation Salt Shed located at 4782 Post Road in Charlestown from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. A second collection will occur at Resource Recovery located at 65 Shun Pike in
Johnston from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the Johnston collection, National Grid
customers can also recycle old, functional dehumidifiers. To help reduce time spent
in line, appointments should be made in advance for household hazardous waste.
Appointments are not required for dehumidifier turn-in event.
Created in 2001, the Eco-Depot program is a free service offered by Resource
Recovery that provides for the proper handling, packaging, storage, transportation
and disposal of household hazardous waste. Since its inception, Resource Recovery
has collected approximately 11.9 million pounds of household hazardous waste and
served more than 155,000 Rhode Islanders (and counting).
Residents who participate in Saturday’s turn-in event at Resource Recovery will
receive a $30 recycling incentive rebate, a $30 mail-in rebate towards a new
energy-efficient dehumidifier and National Grid will cover the cost of recycling.
Residents must have ID for proof of residency and must complete a rebate form to
receive the rebates. Turn-in is limited to 2 units per Rhode Island household.
Dehumidifier turn-in will only be available at the Eco-Depot collection in Johnston.
“Resource Recovery is proud to again partner with National Grid to increase energy
efficiency in our state,” said Joe Rotella, Special Waste Manager for Resource
Recovery. “We hope residents use this opportunity to decrease their energy outputs
and enjoy the cost-saving benefits of an energy efficient home.”
The upcoming collections in Charlestown and Johnston are two of 46 Eco-Depot
collections Resource Recovery will provide throughout the state in 2017. To make an
appointment for the collection or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, visit
or call 401-942-1430 x241. Rhode Islanders may make an appointment for any Eco-Depot
event that fits their schedule.
For more information about the dehumidifier turn-in event and for full eligibility
requirements for rebates, please visit >>
About Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
Resource Recovery is the quasi-public agency dedicated to providing Rhode Islanders
with safe, environmentally compliant, clean, and cost effective waste and recycling
services. The agency operates the state’s Materials Recycling Facility, Leaf and
Yard Compost, Eco-Depot, and Central Landfill, and provides free programs and
services to help the RI community manage materials more sustainably.