SWANApalooza 2019: Building the Future

Boston, Massachusetts February 25–28, 2019 FROM SWANA.org: "On the heels of heightened recycling contamination standards, single-use plastic reduction efforts, and overall pushes for sustainable social and business practices, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) launches SWANApalooza 2019, the premier technical gathering for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management, coming to Boston, Massachusetts from February 25–28."

Resource Recovery Announces Upcoming OSHA Training Schedule

Did you know Recourse Recovery is one the newest OSHA training Institute (OTI) Education Center? We were selected through a competitive process based on our outstanding occupational safety and health training successes. This fall the following courses will be offered: Globally Harmonized System (GHS), Transitioning to Safer Chemicals, Cranes in Construction. Preregistration is required. A $25.00 late fee applies for all registrations received within 5 business days of the course start date. For course descriptions and a full schedule of dates and locations, click on the course titles above.

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful Recycling Event

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket
Come celebrate America Recycles Day with Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful (KBVB) on Saturday October 13, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm, at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center. Learn about from Goodwill Industries about recycling textiles, Indie Cycle about electronic recycling, Resource Recovery regarding household hazardous waste and recycling plastic bags, Mattress Recycling Council on mattresses and box springs, PaintCare for paints and stains, Full Circle Recycling about rigid plastic and scrap metal, and how Rhodeside Revival is offering compost collection to residents.  KBVB is also hosting a recycle drop-off event for electronic waste (computers, monitors, TVs, and basically anything with a plug) and mattresses & box springs at this one-day event. Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries Donna Kaehler at 401-724-2200 or visit their website KeepBlackstoneValleyBeautiful.com.

Shredding/Rigid Plastic: Smithfield

Smithfield DPW, 3 Spragueville Rd.
The Town of Smithfield invites residents to a rigid plastic and shredding event on Saturday, October 13 at Smithfield DPW from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. This free recycling event is for Smithfield residents only.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to Melissa Chaput at 401-233-1034 ext 105 or recycle@smithfieldri.com​​​​​​​.

Recycling Event: Gansett Days (Narragansett)

Narragansett Town Beach, West Lot, Ann Hoxsie Lane across from South Pavilion
The Town of Narragansett invites residents to the Gansett Days Recycling Event on September 15 from 8 AM to 12 PM. The event will be held in the West Lot of Narragansett Town Beach located on Ann Hoxsie Lane. Materials accepted include: paper for shredding (no box limit) electronics (computers, printers, monitors, TVs, anything with a plug), Freon appliances ($10/unit), clothing, textiles, books and used vegetable oil. No household hazardous waste will be accepted at this event.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries Narragansett's Recycling Coordinator at 401-782-0635

Eco-Depot to Offer Shredding at September 29 Collection in Newport

JOHNSTON, RI (August 28, 2018) – To provide residents with more opportunities to properly recycle intact sensitive documents, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) will offer shredding services along with household hazardous waste collection at the September 29 Eco-Depot in Newport. The collection will be held at Easton’s Beach located at 175 Memorial Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special event is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance for household hazard waste collection only. Appointments are not required for shredding.

Resource Recovery to Host Fire Prevention and Life Safety Course

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: http://oshaedne.com/fire-prevention-life-safety-2/

Resource Recovery Wins Prestigious Industry Award for Let’s recycle RIght!® Campaign

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.

Mattress Recycling: Smithfield

Smithfield DPW, 3 Spragueville Rd., Smithfield The Town of Smithfield invites residents to bring clean, dry mattresses and box springs to be recycled. Mattresses and box springs that are not accepted for recycling will need to be brought, by the resident, to Resource Recovery for disposal. Smithfield residents only.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to Smithfield's Recycling and Refuse Department at 401-233-1034 ext 105​​​​​​​.

Shedding/E-Waste: Woonsocket

Woonsocket Public Services Division, 1117 River Street

The City of Woonsocket invites residents to attend a free electronic waste and document shredding event on May 19 from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Woonsocket Public Services Division located at 1117 River Street. The shredding event is open to Woonsocket resident only while any Rhode Island resident is encouraged to attend the electronic waste collection. This event coincides with Resource Recovery's May 19 Eco-Depot collection in Woonsocket.