HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE/ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULED FOR NEWPORT
Newport, RI (September 11, 2017) – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be running an Eco-Depot for Household Hazardous Waste and Indie Cycle will be collecting Electronic Waste on September 30th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The collection will take place at Easton’s Beach, located at 175 Memorial Boulevard. This free program is open to all Rhode Island residents and appointments are recommended to ensure short wait times for hazardous waste. Appointments are not required for the residential electronic waste collection.
Household hazardous waste is anything toxic, corrosive, flammable or poisonous. Some common items for drop-off include gasoline, propane tanks, pool chemicals, oil-based paint, pesticides, lawn chemicals, antifreeze, mercury thermostats and fluorescent light bulbs. 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.ecodepotri.org.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery is currently scheduling appointments for the collection and may be reached at (401) 942-1430 x241 for an appointment, or to answer any questions. Additional information on the Eco-Depot program is also available on their website, www.rirrc.org.
Indie Cycle will take the following e-waste items at this event: http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/what-we-take.html. No appointment is required for this portion of the event.
Residents can view and print the yard waste and holiday calendar at www.cityofnewport.com/cleancity or hard copies are available for pick-up at Newport City Hall and The City Yard.
Congratulations Newport recyclers! Newport reached a recycling rate of 30.51% in FY 2017, which means that the city will receive a tip fee rebate of $2 per ton of trash disposed, a total of $11,972.54. This is the third time receiving the tip fee rebate, so let’s keep up the good work by recycling often and recycling right! Your efforts are truly paying off!
The Clean City Program is also running a summer sale on Compost Bins! Backyard bins will be on sale for $30 (retail for $100). Come get yours at 80 Halsey Street and start composting before they’re gone! Please call (401)845-5617 to confirm availability.
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Clean City Quick Tips
- If you notice a bulky item(s) WITHOUT a BLUE bulk waste sticker in front of a property, feel free to share helpful information with your neighbor about the Bulk Waste sticker program. If item(s) have been left out for over 48 hours, residents are in violation of non-compliance and The Zoning Office can be notified at (401)845-5451. For more information on the Bulk Waste sticker program Click Here...
If you witness items being illegally dumped, please notify The Newport Police at (401)847-1306 immediately to report this illegal behavior. Please provide as much information as possible so a detailed report can be documented and investigations can ensue to deter future illegal dumping. Clean City only takes care of items illegally dumped on city property. Private property owners have to remove the item(s) from their property.
The Waste Management Transfer station is located on 65 Halsey Street. It is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and they are closed from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a lunch break. They are open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Homeowners must bring a current paper copy property tax bill or water bill along with a government issued ID to use their two free dumps up to 500 lb each load during each fiscal year (July 1st- June 30th of the next year). The homeowner MUST be present at the time of the dump NO EXCEPTIONS. Renters in Newport with a current lease or electric bill and government issued ID may use the transfer station at the rates set forth by Waste Management. Customers at the Waste Management Transfer Station are provided hard hats and safety vests that must be worn at the time of the dump. Government issues IDs and proper paperwork must be presented before each transaction. All items are accepted except for hazardous waste, bricks or concrete. For more information please call (401)848-5450. Please note that the City of Newport does NOT own the transfer station.
- If you want to report a missed collection (recycling, trash, yard waste, bulky items), please wait to report it until 4 p.m. on your collection day. You may then call Waste Management’s Missed Collections Line at (401)847-0230 to properly report it. Please make sure your carts are properly placed with no violations.
Clean City has a self-service recycling drop off stations located at 80 Halsey Street for cardboard, books, clothing, textiles, and scrap metal. At this time, we CANNOT accept any electronic waste for recycling. The Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here for a helpful guide on how you can dispose of your electronic waste.