Cel­e­brate re­cy­cling Satur­day with KBVB in Pawtucket


PAWTUCKET – Keep Black­stone Val­ley Beau­ti­ful will cel­e­brate Amer­ica Re­cy­cles Day Satur­day at the Black­stone Val­ley Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, 175 Main St.

Not sure if you are re­cy­cling right or all that you can? Some peo­ple might not re­al­ize shoes, mat­tresses, paint and many other items can be re­cy­cled in Rhode Is­land in ad­di­tion to what goes in the stan­dard re­cy­cle bin.

Come cel­e­brate Amer­ica Re­cy­cles Day with Keep Black­stone Val­ley Beau­ti­ful (KBVB) and end any con­fu­sion you might have about re­cy­cling. This event will have a va­ri­ety of lo­cal re­cy­cling com­pa­nies shar­ing their pro­grams’ de­tails.

Learn from RI Re­source Re­cov­ery what re­ally does and does not be­long in your re­cy­cle cart. Plac­ing only items that are ac­cepted for re­cy­cling is the most im­por­tant step. When wrong items get mixed in, they can­not be re­moved and con­tam­i­nate the good re­cy­clables which of­ten leads to whole loads be­ing land­filled in­stead of re­cy­cled.

And re­cy­cling does not stop with what is ac­cepted in the curb­side re­cy­cling pro­gram. Learn about from Good­will In­dus­tries about re­cy­cling tex­tiles, Indie Cy­cle about elec­tronic re­cy­cling, RIRRC 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.

Once you learn a few tricks and guide­lines, you will un­der­stand if there might more items you can re­cy­cle and how to do this cor­rectly.

KBVB is also host­ing a re­cy­cle drop-off event for elec­tronic waste (com­put­ers, mon­i­tors, TVs, and ba­si­cally any­thing with a plug) and mat­tresses and box springs at this one-day event.

Ace Mat­tress Re­cy­cling will ac­cept up to four mat­tresses and/or box springs from RI res­i­dents for FREE if they can be re­cy­cled. Just bring mat­tresses that are dry, not heav­ily soiled, dam­aged or con­tam­i­nated with bed­bugs to this one-day event.

Indie Cy­cle will also be col­lect­ing elec­tronic waste for re­cy­cling. Com­put­ers, TVs, mon­i­tors, scan­ners, ra­dios, tele­vi­sions and ba­si­cally any­thing with a plug will be ac­cepted. Most items are ac­cepted for free, with only Freon items and laser jet prin­ters hav­ing a small fee.

Re­cy­cling is work­ing. Last year alone, RI re­cy­cled over 83,000 mat­tresses equal­ing 3.2 mil­lion pounds, and an­other 5.5 mil­lion pounds of e-waste. These pro­grams are a huge help in re­duc­ing what is sent to the land­fill.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 401-724-2200 or go to Keep­Black­stoneVal­leyBeau­ti­ful.com

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