Public Works Department sponsors Earth Day cleanups around East Providence

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Department of Public Works, Refuse/Recycling Division, is sponsoring Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanups throughout the city during April. Residents are urged to volunteer some of their time to assist in cleaning the waterfront, bike path, walking trail, or open spaces throughout the City. If you have a

group that will be participating in this year's cleanup please call the office for a registration form. All groups must be registered prior to cleanup events.

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for municipally organized groups involved in a cleanup efforts in honor of Earth Day through May 1. These cleanups will collectively be eligible for a tip fee waiver of 10 tons, and these 10 tons will not count against the municipality's Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) cap.

If you are interested in helping with one of the already registered groups please contact the Dept. of Public Works/Recycling office at 435-7701 or 435-7710.

The following are confirmed cleanup dates, sites and times:

Citizens Bank: April 20, 9 to 11 a.m.; Clean up of Trash along Tripps Lane and Citizen's Drive. Contact: nancy.costa@rbscitizens.com

Narranagsett Terrace Residence Association: April 20, 9 a.m. to noon; Jetty beach and beaches at Terrace Avenue;

Contact: Michael Akkaoni

Sabin Point Park: April 20, 7 a.m. to noon; Sabin Point Park & shore line; Contact: Freddy Rybka 226-2754

Newman Church: April 21, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; church corner plus across street at cemetery; Contact: newmanchurch@verizon.net

Squantum Association: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Coastal areas of Squantum Association, the beach, the cove and Bike Path area; Contact: ccorre@squantum.necoxmail.com

Jackson Avenue Crew: April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Beach adjacent to Jackson and Crescent Avenues; Contact: daclowe@gmaiI.com

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