Eco-Depot — Allens Avenue

(12.3) The final Eco-Depot of the year takes place this Saturday at the Allens Avenue. We all know that household hazardous waste and toxic chemicals must be disposed of properly, that’s why it keeps piling up. It’s a perfect time for cleaning up the super-fund site you call a garage. I have been to this Eco-Depot a few times, and the whole operation moved smartly along. I was in and out in no time. But you must make an appointment, they will ask what you want to bring. Acceptable items include: paint, motor oil, fluorescent light tubes, antifreeze, even sharps & needles!

Eco-Depots are free collections for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI households. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like ‘toxic’, ‘poison’, ‘flammable’, ‘combustible’, etc. Examples include mercury devices, automotive fluids, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes. Appointments are made to prevent everyone from showing up at once, which reduces wait time in line. We try to service 25 cars every 15 minutes—you won’t even need to get out of your vehicle!

Appointments are required.

Go clean the garage.

Eco-Depot, 8am to noon, Saturday, December 3, Clean Earth Facility, 252 Allens Avenue, (directions)

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