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: 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.

Resource Recovery to Host Eco-Depot Collection in Providence on July 20

JOHNSTON, R.I. – Protect your home and help to create a safer Rhode Island for all residents by attending the upcoming Eco-Depot collection – hosted by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) – on Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Providence Department of Public Works located at 700 Allens Ave. in Providence. This Eco-Depot is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance.

Cyclist to Launch Statewide Bike Trek to Raise Awareness for Proper Recycling

JOHNSTON, RI – On September 23rd, Let’s recycle RIght!, RI Resource Recovery’s award-winning public education campaign will conclude exactly the way it commenced, with a call for proper recycling. Leading the charge is Maggie Sheerin, an amazing young Rhode Islander and avid cyclist, set to journey across the state on her 7-day “RIde to Recycle RIght.” Along the way, Sheerin will visit businesses, institutions and municipal locations that have joined Resource Recovery’s commitment to decreasing confusion at the recycling bin. As one campaign wraps, another adventure begins!

National Grid to Host Dehumidifier Turn-In Event at Resource Recovery on June 8

JOHNSTON, RI – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) and National Gird invite Rhode Island residents to recycle old, functional dehumidifiers on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Resource Recovery located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. This special event is available to National Grid customers only and coincides with Resource Recovery’s Eco-Depot collection. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance for household hazardous waste. Appointments are not required for the dehumidifier turn-in event.

Paint: West Warwick (PaintCare)

West Warwick Civic Center, 100 Factory St., West Warwick
PaintCare invites Rhode Island households and businesses to attend a paint drop off event on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the West Warwick Civic Center located at 100 Factory Street in West Warwick. Only Rhode Island households and businesses may participate in this event. For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to PaintCare.

Paint: North Smithfield (PaintCare)

North Smithfield Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield
PaintCare invites Rhode Island households and businesses to attend a paint drop off event on Saturday, July 27 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the North Smithfield Highway Garage located at 281 Quaker Highway in North Smithfield. Only Rhode Island households and businesses may participate in this event. For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to PaintCare.