National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. 

For more information and to find a location near you, visit: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to the DEA.

Shredding: Bristol (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Bristol Branch, 390 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Please bring a donation of canned and dry cat and dog food, dog beds, old sheets, blankets, or towels for the Bristol Animal Shelter.

Shredding: Cranston (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Cranston Branch, 860 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Shredding: Pawtucket (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Pawtucket Branch, 594 Central Ave, Pawtucket, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Shredding: Providence (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Providence Branch, 160 Francis Street, Providence, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Please bring a donation of non-perishable food to benefit Community Action Partnership of Providence.

Shredding: Burrillville (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Pascoag Branch, 60 North Main Street, Burrillville, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Shredding: Cranston (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Cranston Branch, 860 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Shredding: Providence (RI Credit Union)

Rhode Island Credit Union will hold a free Community Shred Day at the Providence Branch, 160 Francis Street, Providence, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Everyone, including RI Credit Union members and non-members alike, are invited to take part in the event. Shredding is available for personal documents only – no business or commercial shredding.  To best serve all attendees, a maximum of 4 bags or boxes will be accepted.

Fall Recycling Day (Newport)

Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport 
The City of Newport invites residents to attend their annual Fall Recycling Day. This event coincides with an Eco-Depot and IndieCycle collection. As part of the event, the City is hosting a Bulk Amnesty day (appointments required) and rigid plastic collection (appointments not required). Both of these collections are open to Newport residents only. Proof of residency is required. Click here for all of the event details.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to the City of Newport. 

Presentation: Recycling – How is RI really doing? (KBVB)

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket What’s fact and what’s fiction?  Are national new stories about recycling in decline accurate for us here in Rhode Island?  Come get answers! Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful invites you to a discussion on what is REALLY happening with recycling in our state. Find out what RI has been doing to make improvements on a local level—from equipment upgrades, to operational changes, to an award-winning public education campaign.  Find out where your recycling goes, what it means for the life of the landfill, and what you can do at home to ensure that you are recycling right.