National Grid to Host Dehumidifier Turn-In Event at Resource Recovery on June 8

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.

Paint: West Warwick (PaintCare)

West Warwick Civic Center, 100 Factory St., West Warwick
PaintCare invites Rhode Island households and businesses to attend a paint drop off event on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the West Warwick Civic Center located at 100 Factory Street in West Warwick. Only Rhode Island households and businesses may participate in this event. For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to PaintCare.

Paint: North Smithfield (PaintCare)

North Smithfield Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield
PaintCare invites Rhode Island households and businesses to attend a paint drop off event on Saturday, July 27 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the North Smithfield Highway Garage located at 281 Quaker Highway in North Smithfield. Only Rhode Island households and businesses may participate in this event. For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses.  Note: This is a third-party event. Please direct all event-related inquiries to PaintCare.

Paint: Coventry (PaintCare)

Coventry Town Hall Annex, 1675 Flat River Road, Coventry
PaintCare invites Rhode Island households and businesses to attend a paint drop off event on Saturday, June 15 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Coventry Town Hall Annex located at 1675 Flat River Road in Coventry. Only Rhode Island households and businesses may participate in this event. For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses.

Paint: Narragansett (PaintCare)

Pier Middle School, 235 South Pier Road, Narragansett
PaintCare invites Rhode Island households and businesses to attend a paint drop off event on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Pier Middle School located at 235 South Pier Road in Narragansett. Only Rhode Island households and businesses may participate in this event. For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses. To make an appointment, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-drop-off-event-pier-middle-school-tickets-57435012669 

We're hiring! P/T Education and Outreach Facilitator

Education and Outreach Facilitator 

Posted: June 10, 2019

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) is seeking a qualified individual to schedule programs, conduct facility tours, deliver educational presentations, and complete administrative support tasks. Qualified individuals will possess strong computer skills, public speaking skills, be able to communicate effectively to different age groups, and have an interest in Resource Recovery’s operations and programs.

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.