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Bristol nets $27K in recycling profits

Bristol nets $27K in recycling profits

Bristol recycled nearly 2,000 tons of material last year, earning more than $27,000, a profit that could be much higher if the town boosted its recycling rate. Rhode Island Resource Recovery recently distributed checks to the 39 cities and towns in the state for profits realized from the sale of recyclables. The municipal share of

Bristol Town Councilman Tim Sweeney and a Bristol Recycles volunteer collect styrofoam during Amnesty Day at the transfer station, hosted by the Bristol Department of Public Works and Bristol Recycles.

Letter: Amnesty Day loads trucks with recyclable waste

To the Editor, We want to thank the Bristol residents for joining us in making last Saturday’s Bristol Recycles – DPW Amnesty Day a huge success! Here are just a few examples of what you helped defer from the landfill: •    You filled 3 dump trucks with old paint. •    You filled 1 dump truck

Letter: You can recycle cardboard. Here’s how

To the editor: Here’s a quick easy tip on how to recycle corrugated cardboard taken from the RIRRC “Recyclopedia”: Recycle in your existing, city or town-approved recycling bin, cart, or box. All cardboard must be flattened. We can accept pieces as large as 6 feet by 6 feet, however, check for local dimensional restrictions. Larger

Simple tips can increase recycling rate

To The Editor: Given last week’s news regarding the RIRRC’s reduction of our annual cap at the Johnston Landfill for fiscal year 2014-15 and the potential for significantly higher tipping fees, the Bristol Recycles Committee offers these 10 simple recycling tips: 1) Recycle plastic containers that are up to 2 gallons in size. Rinse, attach

Kyle Hence, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator, came up with the idea for the East Bay Community Recycling Competition. Here he holds compost made from food scraps dropped off by customers at the Saturday indoor farmers’ market at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Recycling smackdown: Portsmouth vs. Bristol, others

PORTSMOUTH — On Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), Portsmouth Recycles! will host the kickoff of the first East Bay Community Recycling Competition, which its lead promoter says is the first of its kind in Rhode Island. It’s a friendly competition between Portsmouth, Bristol, Middletown and Newport aimed at boosting recycling rates and reduce solid waste in

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