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.”