2010-08-05 / News

Hazardous waste collection scheduled

The R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation will collect household hazardous waste and electronic waste on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Central Landfill on Shun Pike in Johnston.

Appointments are necessary for HHW drop-offs, but not for e-waste. The collection will be held from 8 a.m. until noon.

HHW cannot be combined with regular trash or recyclables.

RIRRC accepts a wide variety of hazardous materials, such as oil-based paints, propane gas tanks, fluorescent light bulbs, insecticides and fertilizers.

Like HHW, e-waste cannot be commingled with trash. Examples include televisions, CPUs, laptops, fax machines, gaming units and scanners.

For a complete list of eligible materials or to make a household hazardous waste appointment, visit www. rirrc.org or call 942-1430, x-241.

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