News
Virtual Programs
08-31-2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Resource Recovery has launched virtual education programs! If your school, group, or organization is looking to learn more about how to recycle right, prevent food waste, or compost, schedule a virtual presentation with one of our educators today!

eco-depot
05-19-2020

Due to recent limitations on public gatherings, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) has canceled the Eco-Depot household hazardous waste collection scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Warren DPW. 

MM
04-21-2020

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and we can’t wait to virtually celebrate with you! MaxMan, RI’s recycling superhero, is inspiring you to find your inner superhero and create or do something in honor of Earth Day. Each day until May 1, we’ll post a daily challenge (10 total) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For a chance to be featured, share your photos by tagging @rirrc and don’t forget to use #EarthActsWithMax.

clean up
03-05-2020
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 March 28, 2020 to June 6, 2020. 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 program 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.
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.