Weekly Columns in the Providence Journal

Beginning in July 2013, The Providence Journal began making our weekly columns available as part of their free content. To access articles written in the last 30 days simply go to www.providencejournal.com and search for “Sarah Kite-Reeves” for the Trash Tutorial or “Krystal Noiseux” for 5 Things in the search box in the top right corner of the site. Providence Journal subscribers can access older articles (listed below) by logging into their account and do an advanced search in the archives.  Questions?  Contact us.

Trash Tutorial   5 Things
11/15/14: Put scraps of paper into bigger containers   11/17/14: 5 reasons to embrace automated recycling across R.I.
11/8/14: There's no simple solution for getting out the word   11/10/14: 5 items that should never go into your recycling bin
11/1/14: Time for fall cleanup, from pumpkins to election signs   11/3/14: 5 ways to elect to recycle R.I. campaign materials
10/25/14: Yes, R.I. does recycle old license plates   10/27/14: 5 tips for recycling Halloween costumes and accessories
10/18/14: How-tos on disposing of metal staples and other scrap metals   10/20/14: 5 nutty ideas for recycling nut butter jars
10/11/14: Convenience stores may not fall under R.I. recycling law   10/13/14: 5 tips for recycling pumpkin pie paraphernalia
10/4/14: Rhode Island businesses required to recycle   10/6/14: Taking care of leaves and fall yard debris
9/27/14: Keep plastic bags out of home recycling bins   9/29/14: 5 programs for recycling school-related trash
9/20/14: R.I. recycling facility can't accept No. 6 plastic   9/22/14: 5 steps for the safe disposal of medication at home
9/13/14: Rules for recycling oatmeal containers, old telephones, and plastic CD cases   9/15/14: 5 tips for recycling summer items in preparation for fall
9/6/14: Fiber egg cartons can be recycled or added to compost   9/8/14: 5 things to do with baby's outgrown items
8/30/14: Time to dump summer's leftover bug, weed killers   9/1/14: 5 things needed for a zero-waste school lunch
8/23/14: Paint cans don't belong in trash; many drop-off sites for disposal   8/25/14: 5 tips for proper metal recycling
    8/18/14: 5 things to know about Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's textile recycling event Thursday at Warwick Mall
    8/4/14: 5 tips for handling leftover party supplies
7/26/14: Plastic coating keeps photos, negatives out of recycle bin    
7/19/14: Because it has little value, Styrofoam is difficult to recycle   7/21/14: 5 exceptions to RI's plastics recycling rule
7/12/14: Learn about labeling containers for proper disposal   7/14/14: Learn about 5 powderlike items that don't belong in your recycling
7/5/14: How to properly dispose of propane tanks    
6/28/14: Turn old recycling bins into creative storage containers   6/30/14: 5 recycling tips about paint
6/21/14: Eco-Depots are a fast (and free) way to get rid of hazardous materials   6/23/14: 5 ingredients for compost pile
6/14/14: Learn the do's and don'ts of recycling boat shrink-wrap, landline phones, and refrigerator water filters   6/16/14: Trash talk about Rhode Island to feel good about
6/7/14: Some summertime items don't belong in the recycling bin   6/9/14: Learn about pools and summertime recyclables 
5/31/14: How to handle household hazardous waste   6/2/14: 5 recycling tips for your garden
5/24/14: Shipping tape, envelope windows can stay on   5/26/14: 5 tips for an environmentally friendly Memorial Day
5/17/14: Are plastic flower pots recyclable? Yes, mostly   5/19/14: How to clean up after a compact fluorescent bulb breaks
5/10/14: Getting rid of home-generated medical waste   5/12/14: 5 basic steps to taking a soil sample
5/3/14: Apartment dwellers can recycle, too   5/5/14: 5 things to do to step-up your recycling beyond the kitchen bin
4/26/14: What happens to all that recycled glass?   4/28/14: Bulky, hard-to-recycle items can be dropped off at R.I. Resource Recovery.
4/19/14: For Earth Day, the ABC's of recycling 'trickier' items   4/21/14: 5 steps for proper disposal of needles
4/12/14: Some glass can be recycled, some not   4/14/14: 5 shredding events in April and May
4/5/14: Hybrid items, like dogfood bags, can't be recycled   4/7/14: 5 April cleanups around RI in honor of Earth Day
3/29/14: You can donate old clothes, in any condition   3/31/14: 5 tips on prepping containers fo RI recycling
3/22/14: What about those plastic six-ring beverage holders?   3/24/14: Spring cleaning recyclables
3/15/14: Recycle those heavy plastic bags   3/17/14: Bottle up those caps for recycling
3/8/14: Recycle newspaper wrappers, paper towel and toilet psper tubes    
3/1/14: How to keep recycling bins dry in winter weather   3/10/14: 5 things you'll learn about the landfill's future at forum sponsored byRI Resource Recovery and the food Policy Council
2/22/14: Coffee cup recycling is a hot topic   2/24/14: 5 things to know about wet-strength fiber
2/15/14: Don'y recycle soap, use it up   2/17/14: 5 vacation week recycled craft projects using household items
2/8/14: Which plastics go in the bin   2/10/14: 5 recycling tips for travel-related items
2/1/14: What to do with a huge collection of canned foods   2/3/14: Some simple replacements for trashable items
1/25/14: 6 categories if items mistakenly placed in recycling bins   1/27/14: 5 tips for tire replacement -related recycling
1/18/14:Why flower pots are a recycling problem   1/20/14: 5 sites for secondhand clothes shopping
1/11/14: You can still recycle Syrofoam in R.I.   1/13/14:You can take animated tours of R.I.'s 5 waste-management operations
1/4/14: For 2014, cut through the clutter and recycle more   1/6/2014: 5 options to do the right thing with polystyrene
    12/30/13: 5 tips for recycling Christmas trees and decorations
12/21/13: What to do with old tech toys   12/23/13: 5 ways to give back by recycling
12/14/13: Recycling an exterior steel door   12/16/13: What to do with 5 commonn packaging materials
12/7/13: Dry,odorless textiles can be recycled   12/9/13: Secondhand treasures abound in RI
11/30/13: Getting rid of mattresses and box springs   12/2/13: 5 winter recycling tips
11/23/13: Thanksgiving presents extra recycling opportunities   11/25/13: 5 sites for annual winter coat exchange set for Fiday
11/16/13: Small pieces of paper can complicate recycling efforts    
11/9/13: Plastic bags, films require special handling to be recycled   5 local events mark nationwide recycling celebration
11/2/13: Shredded paper is valuable item to recycle   11/4/13: 5 updated website features you'll discover if you visit recycletogetherri.org
10/26/13: Recycling juice, milk containers has become easier   10/28/13: Disposing of unused medications in RI
10/19/13: Take-back event a great way to dispose of unused medications   10/21/13: 5 ways to reuse old magazines
10/12/13: Getting rid of those out-of-date tapes   10/14/13: Recycling tips for pumpkin leftovers
10/5/13: Used syringes may be placed in the trash if they are properly prepared   10/7/13: Tips on recycling books and magazines
9/28/13: It's OK to flatten cardboard but don't crush containers   9/30/13: Tips on using less printing and copying paper
9/14/13: Hardened latex paint can be thrown away in the trash   9/16: 5 recyclable plastic containers that may be confusing.
9/7/13: Most cities , towns have a dropoff for old TVs, computers   9/9/13: 5 hazardous items with alternative disposal options
8/31/13: Broken glass doesn't belong in bins, but might find home with local artist   9/2/13: Investing in tools that make recycling easier
8/24/13: 20-year old jar of 'Nayonnaise' and an old battery stump recycler   8/26/13: How to make sure recycling in your child's school is up to par
8/17/13: Put pet waste in your own garbage (not recyclables)   8/19/13: Reducing kids' back-to-school footprint
8/10/13: Cardboard"s function determines whether it's recyclable   8/12/13: 5 tips for dealing with household containers
8/3/13: How to get rid of all that party trash   8/5/13: Trash to treasure: fun projects to keep little ones occupied
7/27/13: Disposal of newer light bulbs requires extra care   7/29/13: 5 paths your donated textiles take
7/20/13: Keep recycling paper dry   7/22/13: Green businesses in RI
7/13/13: Rummaging through recyclables is illegal   7/15/13: Recycling worn baseball gear
7/6/13: The proper disposal of Fourth fireworks   7/8/13: Beach inspired items to recycle or repurpose
6/29/13: Glass should be handled
carefully for recycling
  7/1/13: Fourth of July waste disposal
6/22/13: To replace a recycling bin, check with local officials   6/24/13: Textile donations for reuse, repurposing, and recycling
6/15/13: How to handle bagged dog waste   6/17/13: 5 reasons behind recycling rules
6/8/13: What to do with boxes, foam, 'bulky waste'   6/10/13: 5 ways to decide what to do with an item when you're done with it
6/1/13: What to do when it's time to retire Mr. Coffee   6/3/13: Storage tips to extend the life of your produce
5/18/13: Don't toss old extinguishers in the bin   5/27/13: Recycling school related items
5/11/13: Make sure aerosol cans are empty   5/20/13:  Committing to a reusable lifestyle
5/4/13: Those Tide jugs are OK   5/13/13: Recycling after a party
4/27/13: Coffee pods can bypass landfill, if
you do a little deconstruction
  4/20/13: Simple ways to go easy on the earth
4/13/13: Battery recycling is widely available   4/1/13: Earth Day cleanups across the state
4/6/13: Plastic flower pots and trays are not green enough to recycle   3/25/13: Disposal of old pet stuff
3/30/13: When it comes to recycling, think "container"   3/18/13: Hybrid items that belong in the trash
3/23/13: Readers share tips for shredded paper   3/11/13: Recycling rules for makeup products
3/16/13: Paper shreds can contaminate mix   3/4/13: Opportunities to become a compost
3/9/13: Sites accept old VHF tapes, CD's   2/25/13: Recycling tea paraphernalia
3/2/13: Easy rules to live by when recycling in RI   2/18/13: Proper disposal of medications
2/16/13: Some boards are recyclable   2/11/13: Making recycled paper
2/9/13: Cleaner is better   2/4/13: Model schools successfully recycling
 in RI
1/26/13: No scrap metal in recyclin bin; it can bring cash elsewhere   1/28/13: Selfish reasons to recycle
1/19/13: Complex packaging presents a challenge for recyclers   1/21/13: 5 myths about trash
1/5/13: Plastic bags of many types can be recycled   1/14/13: 5 tips for getting recyclables cleaner
12/29/12: Resolve to improve your recycling efforts   12/31/12: 5 steps to lighten your load
    12/24/13: Recycling rules of thumb
12/22/12: R.I.'s new equipment is designed to process recycling as a mix   12/17/12: Recycling holiday baking items
    12/10/12: 5 recycling initiatives that have contributed to rising rates
12/1/12: Don't sweat the sticky labels; toss frozen food boxes   12/3/12: Cooking-oil recycling sites
    11/26/12: Life cycle of man-made materials and how it's related to energy
11/17/12: Thanksgiving feast is time for us to watch our waste   11/19/12: Winter-coat exchanges
11/10/12: 'Hybrid' containers a recycling no-no   11/12/12:America Recycles Day events
11/3/12: What to do with unrecyclables, especially this time of year   11/5/12: Proper disposal of election paraphernalia
10/27/12: Video shows recycling up close   10/29/12: Halloween recycling tips
10/20/12: Motor oil doesn't mix well with recycling system   10/22/12: Wheeled recycling carts
10/13/12: Never put U.S. flag in recycling   10/15/12: Autumn composting and recycling
10/06/12: Plastic bags are definitely recyclable.   10/8/12: Waste free trip to the farmers' market.
    10/1/12: New ways to use glass jars
    09/24/12: Free recycling info
09/15/12: Businesses aren't excused from recycling laws in RI   09/17/12: T-shirt shopping bags
09/08/12: It's OK to throw some batteries in the trash   09/10/12: New plastic bags/film
09/01/12: Is it recycable? Depends if there's a market   09/03/12: Family waste audit
08/25/12: Details of new one-bin policy are local decisions   08/27/12: Purchasing recycled materials
08/18/12: Clothing finds new life through special collections   08/13/12: Stop food waste
08/11/12: Styrofoam causes recycling problems   08/06/12: Reducing & Reusing
08/04/12: Plastics Can be recycled, if they pass these two tests   07/23/12: Alternative compost browns
07/28/12: New system allows compacting of recyclables   07/16/12: Recycling particulars
07/21/12: Loose lids causing recycling problems   07/02/12: The New MRF
07/14/12: New way to recycle shredded paper   06/25/12: Why can/can't I...
07/07/12: How to dispose of hazardous waste   06/18/12: Questions about containers
06/30/12: Animal feed bags still a recycling no-no   06/11/12: Recycle more plastics
06/23/12: How to recycle metals - remember, they're valuable   06/04/12: Storing fruits and veggies
06/16/12: New system for recycling allows mixing, but it's best to keep paper out of the rain   05/28/12: Cleaning the shed
06/09/12: If it's a container and it holds less than 2 gallons, recycle it   05/14/12: Reasons to recycle
06/02/12: Pill bottles among added itmes to be recyclign in new program   05/07/12: What recycables turn into
05/26/12: Many uses for plastic bags with zippers   04/30/12: Recycle now
05/19/12: Instead of stockpiling used bulbs for trek to Johnston, look for local recycling collections   04/23/12: Plastic bags
05/12/12: Six-pack rings can't be recycled with bags, but bubble wrap can   04/02/12: Earth Day cleanups
05/05/12: R.I. explores Extended Producer Responsibility   03/26/12: Non-toxic options
04/14/12: What to do with old clothing and rags   03/19/12: Green cleaning
04/07/12: Shredding at home for a fee   03/12/12: Artificial lighting
03/31/12: Who is hurt by scavenging of bottles, cans?   03/05/12: Windy days
03/24/12: Several ways to get rid of old magazines   02/27/12: Reduce
03/17/12: Cooking oil, other materials, can be recycled at RIRRC   02/20/12: Car-related items
03/03/12: Enhanced recycling is on the way for R.I.    02/13/12: Inspired by Lincoln
02/25/12: Best to keep paper records out of recycling bins   02/06/12: Recycle locally
02/18/12: No easy solutions for recycling old or unused medications   01/30/12: Winter composting survival tips
02/11/12: Recycling Superhero wants to meet you   01/23/12: Do not recycle
02/04/12: Batteries not toxic; is zero waste possible?   01/16/12: The fireplace
01/28/12: How should you dispose of old paints, stains, and thinners?   01/09/12: Snow tips
01/21/12: With bottles & jars, the shape's the thing   01/02/12: Green your workout
01/14/12: The compost is still cooking while your garden takes its winter nap    12/26/11: Use less in 2012
01/07/12: Exchange websites keep useable materials out of the landfill   12/19/11: Alternative gift wrap
12/24/11: How to handle household hazardous waste   SPECIAL: Each year, build on "green" holiday tradition with family
SPECIAL: White Christmas good; "green" Christmas great   12/12/11: Recycled holiday decor
12/17/11: Call a metals recycler to dispose of satellite dish   12/05/11: Zero-waste gifts
12/10/11: When trash can is part of trash   11/28/11: Skating season
12/03/11: How to dispose of needles and syringes   11/14/11: Thanksgiving
11/26/11: Paper cartons are OK in the blue bin   11/7/11: T-Shirts
11/19/11: ...And thanks for the recyclables   10/31/11: Halloween
11/12:11: Outside of Rhode Island, recycling rules vary by locale   10/17/11: Candles
11/05/11: Opting out of unwanted phone books   10/10/11: Dress up
10/29/11: What to do with those odd items   10/03/11: E-Waste
10/22/11: Other ways to recycle wire coat hangers   9/19/11: Boating
10/01/11: Tennis ball containers are difficult to recycle   9/12/11: Beach days
9/24/11: Find another use for old plastic shower curtains   9/05/11: Plastic bags
9/17/11: Cut up cardboard should be collected   8/22/11: Medical items
9/10/11: Save paper recycling for a sunny day   8/15/11: More pet stuff
9/03/11: Just drop empty, rinsed cans in the blue bin; recycle plastic bags   8/08/11: Window treatments
8/27/11: This September, school recycling memories come full circle   8/05/11: S’mores
8/20/11: RIRRC does not incinerate, so shred and recycle any sensitive documents   7/18/11: Photography
8/13/11: All businesses must separate, including restaurants   7/11/11: Reading
8/06/11: Use websites to efficiently give things away   7/04/11: Fourth of July
7/23/11: What do the numbers mean that are imprinted on plastic containers?   6/30/11: Father’s Day
7/09/11: Curious about the landfill? Come for a visit   6/27/11: Gardening
7/02/11: How to dispose of fireworks safely   6/13/11: The fridge
6/25/11: Wide-mouth jar? If glass, recycle; if plastic, toss it   6/06/11: Painting
6/18/11: Wide-mouth containers not yet recyclable, no matter how clean   5/30/11: Traveling
6/11/11: Worn-out American flags should be burned   5/23/11: Home from College
6/04/11: Try selling books before recycling   5/16/11: Parties
5/28/11: If it’s a bottle or jug, it’s OK to recycle   5/09/11: Laundry
5/21/11: Photographs, slides can’t be recycled   5/02/11: Cinco de Mayo
5/14/11: Worm composting is a great way to break down kitchen scraps   4/11/11: Closet cleaning
5/07/11: Propane gas grills can be recycled   4/04/11: March Madness
4/30/11: Check websites to pass along worn fabrics   3/28/11: Spring
4/23/11: How to dispose of Styrofoam   3/21/11: St. Joseph’s Day
4/16/11 Combination Packages impossible to recycle   3/14/11: St. Patrick’s Day
4/09/11: Which kinds of plastic bags can be recycled?   3/07/11: Shortfalls
4/02/11: What to do with old trophies   2/28/11: Potholes
3/26/11: Cracked pots can be “recycled” at home   2/21/11: President’s Day
3/19/11: Get rid of unwanted prescriptions on April 30 (2011)|   2/14/11: Valentine’s Day
3/12/11: Hardcover books should not be recycled   2/07/11: Pet stuff
3/05/11: All fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury   1/31/11: Super Bowl Sunday
2/26/11: Try to leave plastic bottles round, not crushed   1/24/11: Residues
2/19/11: Put old sneakers to good use   1/17/11: In honor of MLK, Jr. 
2/12/11: Keurig coffeemaker cups are not recyclable    
2/05/11: How to dispose of household batteries    
1/29/11: No need to peel labels off containers before recycling them    
1/22/11: Recycle pots and pans as scrap metal