Successful 2017 Eco-Depot, Shredding & More Event! Photos
Despite the at times torrential downpour, RI residents turned out in droves to recycle! The non-stop stream of cars totaled 662 – that’s an incredible 132 cars serviced in one hour! Thanks to all residents as well as Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, ShredFast RI and Goodwill Industries for making our Spring Collection Event such a success. And a very warm thank you goes out to the dedicated Narragansett Department of Public Works employees who stayed for the entire event to assist in the driving rain! A total of 32.3 tons of materials were collected and diverted from going to the central landfill in Johnston!!
Other amazing results include household hazardous waste totaled 33,825lbs, including 25lbs of mercury and 51lbs of medical waste. We also collected 16,000lbs of paints, thousands of pounds of electronic waste, 1,000lb of scrap metal, 804lbs of clothing and household items, and shredded 8,620lbs of paper!
The Town of Narragansett will host our next Recycling Collection Event during our Gansett Days Celebration on Saturday, September 16th from 8am-12p in the West Lot of the Town Beach across from the South Pavilion. Hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars: The Town of Narragansett will host our next Eco-Depot & Recycling Collection Event on Saturday, May 6, 2018.