Get rid of your hazardous waste
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's Eco-Depot program, which offers free disposal of household hazardous waste, will hold a special collection on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cross Mills intersection of Rtes. 1 and 1A in Charlestown at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Salt Shed (Bellville Garage).
Items that must be disposed of properly include fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, motor oil and filters, propane gas tanks, pesticides, thinners, stains, fertilizers, weed killers and pool chemicals. To determine whether an item is appropriate for this collection, check the label for the words "caution," "danger," or "warning."
Appointments must be made for Eco-Depot to allow for little-to-no waiting time in line. To schedule an appointment, call 942-1430, ext. 241 or visit www.rirrc.org and click on the Eco-Depot logo.
Newport will be the site for a special recycling collection for computers and household hazardous waste (HHW). Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host the free collection on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Department of Public Works, 70 Halsey St.
All types of household computer equipment will be accepted, including hard drives, software, laptops, and mouse devices as well as cell phones. Appointments are not needed. (TVs can only be recycled in Johnston and for a small fee.)
Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Islanders to properly and safely dispose of their leftover household products that could be detrimental to their health and the environment if disposed improperly. To reduce customer-waiting time, an appointment must be made by calling 942-1430 ext. 241 or signing up online at www.rirrc.org and clicking on the Eco-Depot logo.