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VIDEO: 'Recycle Together RI' Launches at State Landfill

The Central Landfill in Johnston was the site of a ceremony to formally open the newly-renovated Materials Recycling Facility on June 6.

While the system itself has been running for a few weeks, this morning's at the Central Landfill in Johnston was an important milestone for the state's continuing recycling efforts.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts were among the state and local officials who attended Wednesday morning's event, which included a brief speaking program and a formal ribbon-cutting for the $17 million "single-stream" recycling system.

In the accompanying video, Chafee, Roberts, and Executive Director Michael OConnell speak about the opening of the facility, while mayors from Johnston, Cranston, and East Providence offer their thoughts on how it will benefit their communities.

According to the (see attached fliers), the single stream recycling program begins next Monday, June 11 in town. Also, on the fast facts about the program.

Wondering what is and isn't recyclable? Check out RIRRC's  A to Z Recyclopedia web page.

Joe Sousa. June 07, 2012 at 10:43 AM
I wish you would have shown more of the Machinery doing the separating and less politicians. Don't care what they have to say. I'm more interested in the process and the savings over the old system.
Gerry Jones June 10, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Joe, you ARE ONE OF THEM. Why should anyone care what you say?

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