Thursday, June 7, 2012
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 ceremonial opening of the recently renovated Materials Recycling Facility 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 Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Executive Director Michael OConnell speak about the opening of the facility, while mayors from Johnston, Cranston, and East Providence offer their …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With today's ceremonial opening of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's renovated Material Recycling Facility, there's a new way to recycle in Rhode Island.
This morning, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and a group of state and local officials ceremonially opened the renovated Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on the grounds of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at the Central Landfill in Johnston. The event formally kicks off the new "Recycle Together RI" program, which will allow Johnston residents to combine recyclables in the bins they already have, instead of separating the paper from plastic. But there's more to the new system than just being able to throw milk jugs in with old newspapers — according to the RIRRC's new website about the program, residents can now recycle more kinds of plastic containers and paper, including: Some of the items that cannot be recycled include: The …
Monday, June 4, 2012
A formal opening of the updated recycling facility in Johnston is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Beginning with the opening of a new facility at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation this week, residents of Rhode Island will no longer have to separate bottles and cans from paper for recycling. The Providence Journal reported that the company is sending out an informational mailer to let residents know of the switch. A formal opening of the new Materials Recycling Facility, which will sort all recyclable materials in what is called a "single-stream" system, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 starting at 9 a.m. at RIRRC. The website ecoRI reported in March that RIRRC had delayed the start of its new "Recycle Together RI" program to allow cities and towns extra time to prepare for the shift. RIRRC officials are also planning to …