2006-04-06 / News

Computer and household hazardous waste collection Saturday

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host two free special waste collections on Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Narragansett Town Beach.

The collection is part of a larger Earth Day celebration including a beach cleanup and recycling collection for rechargeable batteries.

Cell phones, monitors, CPUs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouse devices, laptops and other computer equipment will be accepted for free. In addition, an Eco-Depot collection will be available so residents can drop off household hazardous waste. No appointment is necessary for this collection.

Some examples of household hazardous waste accepted include poisonous and flammable items such as cleaners, pesticides, automotive lubricants and home improvement supplies like paints, thinners, stain, fertilizer, weed killers, pool chemicals and propane tanks. If you are unsure about how to properly dispose of a product simply look for any label displaying the words "caution," "danger" or "warning".

Improper disposal of both electronic and household hazardous waste can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

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