Saturday, January 5, 2013
Weather, holidays delayed pickup process, second wave for stragglers starts next week.
If there are blue recycling bins still taking up space on your sidewalk in east Woonsocket, today could be the day you've been waiting for - Michael Debroisse, Solid Waste Department superintendent says they're getting collected today. After delays caused by weather and the holidays Coastal Recycling of North Smithfield began collecting the bins again yesterday and is scheduled to finish up today. The city is selling the blue bins, about 10,000 of them, to Cumberland for a total of $148,000. The green bins the city still has can now be used for all the city's recycling thanks to the state's new single stream recycling program. Debroisse counseled patience with the process. "Usually when carts are delivered to a property they stay there…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
From Christmas wrapping paper to cardboard gift boxes, here are tips for recycling those items correctly after the holiday.
It’s that time of year again – a time of festive cheer, celebration and overall jubilee – yes, the holidays have officially arrived. As Rhode Islanders prepare for the height of the holiday season, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is urging residents to recycle right this season, by following the “Do’s and Don’ts” of holiday recycling. “Americans consume more during the holiday season than any other time of the year,” said Sarah Kite, Director of Recycling Services for RIRRC. “From gift packaging to wrapping paper to trees and wreaths, it’s important that we remember to properly prepare these materials for recycling. By doing so, we give these materials a second life once the holidays have passed.” With this in …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The bins will be emptied and left for Coastal Recycling Monday. Recycling will now be contained in only the green bins.
Kiss those blue bins good-bye — the city's solid waste contractor, Waste Management, will collect recycling from them a final time Monday. The city is selling the blue bins, about 10,000 of them, to Cumberland for a total of $148,000, said Michael Debroisse, Solid Waste Department superintendent. Waste Management will set the empty bins in front of local homes to be picked up by Coastal Recycling of North Smithfield, said Debroisse. He stressed people should not be concerned when the blue bins are gone - the green bins the city still has can now be used for all the city's recycling thanks to the state's new single stream recycling program. This summer, a group of young volunteers helped put stickers on some of the city's green bins …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
It's time to check out some things to know if you live in part of the city that has recycling. Or Christmas.
Bye, bye BLUE carts - Attention, Woonsocket residents: The City of Woonsocket has sold the BLUE recycle carts. Collection of the carts will begin on Monday Dec. 17. The carts will be collected as they are emptied. Please leave the BLUE cart out in the sidewalk area. The BLUE carts will no longer be used in the collection of recyclables. Residents in the city program will only use the GREEN cart each week for recycling. Property owners and tenants are not allowed to keep the BLUE carts; they are city property. Any carts that cannot be collected; either lost, missing, stolen or are withheld by the property occupants will be invoiced to the property owner at $40.00 per cart. Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at (401) 767…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Residents may pay in full or in four payments.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Trash/recycling bills are being mailed out Monday, Oct. 29. Residents will have the option to pay the bill in full or make four scheduled payments during the year. The due date for the first payment will be Nov. 5. Any outstanding fees and associated late fees from the previous year(s) must accompany the first payment. If, for some reason, you do not receive your bill, the DPW asks that you contact them at 401-767-9216 to verify the mailing address or property ownership.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Recycle Dos, Don'ts have been applied to many carts during collection days.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
New program stickers have been printed that can be applied to the top of the recycle carts explaining the Do’s and Don’ts of what recyclables can be placed into the carts based on the new changes made at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. The city, in conjunction with a six-week Family Resources Youth Employment Program, has been applying the stickers to recycle carts that have been placed out for collection. However, due to the amount of the carts throughout the city, not all the carts will be able to have the stickers applied. For any residences that have carts needing the stickers, they are available for pick up at City Hall in the Public Works Department and at the Recycle Facility located at 943 River St. Questions …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
DPW encourages people to log their recycling efforts online for coupons, contest.
Woonsocket's competing with cities and towns in the other 47 contiguous states to see which can get the largest percentage of their residents recycling. That'll be tracked via voluntary record keeping on the recyclebank.com website, where participating citizens will need to sign up for an account so they can log in and answer a questionnaire about their recycling habits once per week. The city or town with the largest percentage of people who do that wins a $100,000 recycling grant for a project promoting "community sustainability." People who log in each week can also earn points toward coupons available on the site. DPW Superintendent Mike Debroisse said local businesses can also offer coupons on the site through the program, though …
Wednesday, June 6, 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. The event formally kicked off the new "Recycle Together RI" program, which allows Woonsocket residents to combine recyclables in the bins 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…
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 are scheduled to ceremonially open 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 Woonsocket 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 …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New rules let residents mix paper recycling with other recyclables, bin schedule unchanged.
New rules from the RI Resource Recovery collection program, “Recycle Together” allows for recyclables to be combined within the same cart, but Woonsocket's blue/green bin schedule is unchanged. "Residents must continue to follow the blue/green recycling cart collection schedule," reads a release from DPW Superintendent Mike Debroisse. Debroisse said that while residents can now throw paper recycling in the same bin as their other recyclables, the city's waste hauler will only pick up green and blue bins on the city's original schedule. So, he said, it doesn't matter what recyclables you put in which bin, but you've still got to use the right color bin on the correct day. New program stickers are being printed that can be applied to …