Nov 21st, R.I. Recycles Day

On November 21st, from 8am till noon at the Central Landfill: Central Landfill, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston, RI 02919.  The state will be celebrating Rhode Island Recycles Day, they will be accepting many recyclables.  This will include lawn furniture, large plastic toys.  This will be free to all R.I. residents. is a great website that will let you know what is going on in recycling in R.I.

This is a great day to recycle rigid plastic containers numbered 3-7, such as yogurt containers that do not have a 1 or a 2 imprinted on them.  The 1 and 2 are the only accepted plastics in the recycling bins in R.I.  Don’t forget even paint can’s that are piling up can finally be recycled.

Examples of Rigid plastics are:

  • Plastic buckets, drums, and empty garbage containers
  • Plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, or pet carriers
  • Plastic toys & playhouses, plastic sandboxes
  • Agricultural trays & pots, plastic flower pots
  • Plastic pallets and shelving

Examples of common plastics with the #3-7 are:

  • Yogurt and margarine containers
  • Baby bottles
  • Plastic dinnerware 

No appointments will be needed for most items.  The state will accept household hazardous wastes.  This is a great day to head to the landfill and recycle those large and difficult items. 

Rhode Island’s Eco-Depot will be accepting computers, TV’s, batteries, rechargeable batteries, digital cameras, computers, and even computer accessories.  They will also be taking laundry baskets, plastic trash cans and kid toys such as big wheels and kiddy pools. 

The only appointments that are needed are for hazardous household items such as antifreeze, gasoline, fertilizers, weed killers and pesticides.  To make an appointment the number is 401-942-1430 ext. 241

Besides recycling they will also be able to shred any of your personal documents and then recycle them.  So bring your old bank statements, credit card statements ect.  You may also bring papers to be recycled that are not sensitive documents.     

Posted by: Kate Kiselka, Follow me on Twitter


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