Eco-Depot — Allens Avenue

(3.25) The Providence Eco-Depot schedule starts this Saturday, March 25th. We all know that household hazardous waste and toxic chemicals must be disposed of properly, that’s why it keeps piling up. So start attacking the super-fund site you call a garage, now. You must register and make an appointment with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC).

The Eco-Depot is a free service for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI residents. 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, gasoline, propane tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes.

I have made two visits to the Eco-Depot on Allens Avenue, and on both occasions I was in and out; the whole operation moved smartly along. But you must make an appointment, and they will ask what you want to bring. Go here for virtual tour. Acceptable items include: paint, motor oil, fluorescent light tubes, antifreeze, even sharps and needles!

The 2023 schedule for the Providence Eco-Depot at Allens Avenue:

March 25/ July 22/ September 9/ December 2

8am to noon, rain or shine (except severe weather like blizzards and hurricanes).

Drive south on Allens Avenue, just past Public Street, look for a sign or a waving person on your left, on the water side.*

(Also, the East Providence DPW, 60 Commercial Way, will host Eco-Depot operations on August 5th. This is not far and you can go to any of the statewide locations as long as you are a resident of the state.)

Eco-Depot, 8am to noon, Saturday, March 25, Clean Earth Facility, 252 Allens Avenue, (directions)

*Google maps makes it look like this is on the opposite side of Allens for some reason.

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