TIVERTON – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will host a special waste collection in Tiverton on Saturday, Sept. 22. This free Eco-Depot collection will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is only available to Rhode Island residents. It will be at the Tiverton Department of Public Works at 50 Industrial Way where RIRRC officials will accept and dispose of household hazardous waste.
Household hazardous waste includes products that have warning labels indicating that they are dangerous to human health because they are flammable, caustic, combustible or toxic. Common items include fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paint, mercury thermometers, used motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, pool and lawn chemicals, propane tanks and pesticides.
For those who wish to attend the Eco-Depot, an appointment must be made in advance. By making an appointment for the Eco-Depot drop off, customer wait times are kept to a minimum. To make an appointment and view the complete list of materials Eco-Depot accepts, or to see the entire 2012 Eco-Depot collection schedule visit www.ecodepotri.org or call 401.942.1430 x241.