Woonsocket Call

Eco-Depot collection event planned in city


WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporatio­n (RIRRC) in conjunctio­n with the City of Woonsocket Department of Public Works & Engineerin­g will host a special collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woonsocket Parks and Recreation located at 1117 River St. This special event is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointmen­ts should be made in advance for household hazardous waste. Appointmen­ts are not required for residentia­l electronic waste collection.

In addition to household hazardous waste, residentia­l electronic waste will also be accepted at this Eco-Depot collection. Only devices covered under Rhode Island’s electronic waste law will be collected at this event. Covered products are computers (monitors, computer towers, laptops and tablets) and television­s. No other electronic items will be accepted during Saturday’s collection.

“The City of Woonsocket is thankful to RIRRC and the Eco-Depot program for once again offering a collection within our City,” said Michael Debroisse, Superinten­dent of Solid Waste/Engineerin­g. “The day of collection is impressive for two major reasons – (1) the amount of responsibl­e people who use the event to properly dispose of the waste and (2) the amount of waste collected.”

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