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.
Many common household items are actually household hazardous waste materials that cannot be collected through Rhode Island’s standard trash and recycling collection services. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like 'toxic', 'poison', 'flammable', 'combustible', etc These materials include: fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline, pesticides, oil-based paints, disinfectants, used motor oil and lawn and pool chemicals. When not properly collected and disposed, these materials can cause harm to the local environment by contaminating Rhode Island’s waterways. For a full list of household hazardous waste materials, please visit www.rirrc.org/ecodepot.
Residents who participate in the turn-in event will receive a $30 recycling incentive rebate, a $30 mail-in rebate towards a new energy-efficient dehumidifier and National Grid will cover the cost of recycling. Residents must have ID for proof of residency and must complete a rebate form to receive the rebates. Turn-in is limited to 2 units per Rhode Island household.
For more information about the dehumidifier turn-in event and for full eligibility requirements for rebates, please visit >> http://www.ngrid.com/ri-dehumidifier. To make an appointment for the Johnston Eco-Depot collection or to view the entire Eco-Depot schedule, visit www.rirrc.org/ecodepot or call 401-942-1430 x241.