City to hold waste collection and shredding event

City to hold waste collection and shredding event

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation’s Eco-Depot, Shred RI, and Indie Cycle LLC, will host a free event on Saturday, May 19, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Woonsocket Public Services Division Facility, 1117 River St.

Residents of Woonsocket and Rhode Island will have the opportunity to dispose of hazardous waste and electronic waste. Document shredding is available to Woonsocket residents only.

Hazardous waste includes chemicals that are toxic, flammable, combustible, caustic, corrosive, reactive, etc. Some examples of hazardous waste are oil-based paints, antifreeze, motor oil, etc. Electronic wastes, such as computers and various other electronic equipments can also be dropped off for disposal. Other items that can also be dropped off are: propane tanks, fluorescent light tubes, automobile batteries, appliances, clothes, books, rigid plastic, scrap metals, needles, cardboard, paper, etc.

Gates open at 8 a.m., but attendees will start lining up at 7 a.m., said City Supt. of Solid Waste Mike Debroisse. Debroisse went on to say, “Rhode Island Resource Corporation has its Eco-Depot down to a science, but due to the high volume of expected attendees, it is best for residents to secure an appointment in advance.”

To schedule an appointment, call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.