Video: Launch of 'Recycle Together RI'

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.

The event formally kicked off the new "Recycle Together RI" program, which allows they already have, instead of separating the paper from plastic. The program was announced in Woonsocket about a week ago.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts were among the state and local officials who attended this 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.


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

Tommy Tutone June 06, 2012 at 11:36 PM
If this is so great,when do the trash bills disappear?That's what i want to know.Remember the old days people?When this kind of thing was part of your property tax bill?


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