News
Maggie's Ride
09-20-2019
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!
eco-depot
07-09-2019
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.
Dehumidifier
05-28-2019
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.
group shot
04-25-2019
NEWPORT, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo was joined at Newport Hospital today by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Executive Director Joseph Reposa and Lifespan CEO Tim Babineau for the official reboot of RI Resource Recovery’s ‘Let’s recycle RIght®!’ public education campaign.  
clean up
03-06-2019
In honor of Earth Day, Resource Recovery will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for those groups involved in a litter cleanup effort from April 1, 2019 to May 19, 2019. By waiving the fees to dispose of the litter collected by dedicated volunteers, we are able to help community groups who would otherwise be unable to conduct cleanups. To learn more, including full eligibility requirements, please visit our Earth Day Cleanup Page or contact our municipal coordinator at municipal@rirrc.org or 942-1430 ext. 252.  Looking to get involved with a cleanup?   Check out this calendar of RI cleanup events.
shreds
10-25-2018
JOHNSTON – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) is encouraging residents to attend the final Community Shred Day of the 2018 series on November 3 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Shred RI located at 2111 Plainfield Pike in Johnston. This shredding series was created to provide Rhode Island residents with more opportunities to properly recycle intact sensitive documents. Only personal documents generated in Rhode Island homes will be accepted; no documents from businesses, even home-based businesses, will be accepted.
OSHA
10-17-2018
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.
Eco/Shreds
09-21-2018
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.
Fire Safety
08-28-2018
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/
SWANA
06-14-2018
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.