Fire Safety
JOHNSTON, RI (August 28, 2018) – As part of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Resource Recovery will host “NCSH 400 Fire Prevention & Life Safety” from October 1 through October 5. This 5 day training course, developed and taught by Keene State College adjunct faculty member Tony Gomes is specifically intended for safety professionals, risk managers, safety committee members, EH&S managers, fire service professionals, vendors and those who wish to broaden their education to include fire prevention and life safety. The course will provide a comprehensive working knowledge of fire prevention and life safety in the workplace. Training covers aspects of fire anatomy and behavior, characteristics of flammable and combustible materials, fire protection in buildings, codes and regulations, fire extinguishing and detection systems, emergency planning, evacuation and emergency action plans. Tabletop exercises, demonstrations and scope of required plans and programs are included. Also earned is a certificate from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute in Basic Incident Command (course ICS-100). The ICS-100component will expose the student to the Incident Command System utilized during workplace emergencies and will educate participants, who are industry personnel, as to their function and position in the system. To register for the course visit:
JOHNSTON, RI (June 14, 2018) – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) winner of the 2018 Gold Excellence Award in the Awareness Campaign category. This is the highest award given for an awareness campaign by the industry association. The Excellence Awards Program recognizes the creation and implementation of outstanding education campaigns relating to solid waste management across North America. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery (Resource Recovery) will once again hold a series of free shredding events to provide residents with more opportunities to properly recycle intact sensitive documents. R.I. residents who want to recycle their sensitive documents can bring them to Shred RI at the Plainfield Pike Flea Market Parking Lot on the following days: May 12, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM  July 7, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM  September 15, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM   November 3, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM Only personal documents generated in R.I. homes will be accepted; no documents from businesses, even home-based businesses, will be accepted.  As a reminder, a sensitive or confidential document is one that contains a unique, identifying number that can be traced directly to a specific person, and which cannot be found readily through public searches. For example, a person’s name and address is not considered sensitive, confidential information. Junk mail can be recycled whole.
In honor of Earth Day (15 days, but who’s counting), Resource Recovery will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for those groups involved in a litter cleanup effort from April 1, 2018 to May 19, 2018. To learn more, including full eligibility requirements, please visit our Earth Day Cleanup Page or contact our municipal coordinator at or 942-1430 ext. 252.  Looking to get involved with a cleanup?   Check out this calendar of RI cleanup events.
RI Recycles Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Krystal Noiseux, Education and Outreach Manager, 401-942-1430 x 109  Donna Kaehler, KBVB Coordinator, 401-724-2200, JOHNSTON (October 26, 2017) – As part of an on-going effort to promote recycling right in the Ocean State, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) and Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful (KBVB), Rhode Island’s affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, are teaming up to test recycling knowledge in our state. The two organizations are joining thousands of groups across the country that are doing something special to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.  ARD is the only nationally-recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on—and in the weeks leading into—November 15 for twenty years.
Billboard Group
JOHNSTON, R.I. (July 31, 2017) – ​​​​​​​Together with an all-star cast of Rhode Islanders, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) today unveiled a PSA campaign aimed to clean up the Ocean State’s mixed recycling.  Created in partnership with Recycle Across America® (RAA), the campaign provides a clear call to action—recycle everything that is accepted in RI’s mixed recycling program, but nothing more. By reinforcing the importance of not only recycling, but recycling right, the campaign will help keep Rhode Island’s recycling workers safe, save cities and towns money, provide high-quality raw materials to manufacturers, and preserve space in the Central Landfill.
Ride with Pride sign
JOHNSTON, RI—The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) joined with the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) on a new initiative aimed at reducing roadside litter, particularly on highways and other roads leading to the Rhode Island Central Landfill in Johnston. Roads such as I-295, Route 6, Plainfield Pike and Shun Pike have higher than usual amounts of litter and require more frequent cleaning. The source of this extra trash is the beds of trucks - either when hauling debris to the landfill and surrounding industries or leaving it, with lightweight debris blowing out of truck beds.
JOHNSTON, RI—After an extensive six-month search, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) today announced the selection of Joseph Reposa as its new Executive Director. Reposa succeeds Mike OConnell, who after ten years of service, will retire later this month. "We are extremely excited to have Joseph as our new Executive Director,” remarked Michael F. Sabitoni, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Resource Recovery. “His significant industry experience and proven track record make him the ideal choice to lead our dynamic organization. I am confident that Joseph will take Resource Recovery into its next phase through thoughtful leadership, outreach, and collaboration. "
No Shreds
JOHNSTON, RI—To combat rising levels of contamination, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) today announced shredded paper will no longer be accepted in Rhode Island’s mixed recycling program. While shredded paper is being discontinued curbside, Resource Recovery will continue to accept shredded paper, secured in a bag, at their self-serve Small Vehicle Area (SVA) located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. In addition to the drop-off container, Rhode Island residents can attend shredding events, compost shreds in backyard compost bins, or dispose of them in the regular trash
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JOHNSTON, RI—Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) is pleased announce the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, Built with the busy Rhode Islander in mind, Resource Recovery’s new site features a modern and simplified design, easier navigation, and mobile optimization for easy viewing on any device. The site upgrades will provide a better overall user experience and enhance Resource Recovery’s well-established tradition of superb customer service.