Who is the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation?
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is the state’s quasi-public agency dedicated to providing the public with environmentally sound programs and facilities to manage solid waste. The agency manages the state's recycling program, and owns and operates the Central Landfill and Materials Recycling Facility in Johnston, Rhode Island.
RIRRC was created by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1974 as the Rhode Island Solid Waste Management Corporation (we changed our name in August, 1996 to better reflect our mission). Although not a department of the state government, RIRRC is a public corporation and a component of the State of Rhode Island for financial reporting purposes. To be financially self-sufficient, the agency earns revenue through the sale of recyclable products, methane gas royalties and fees for its disposal services.
Our enabling legislation is Chapter 23-19, and can be found here: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE23/23-19/INDEX.HTM