(9.9) Extended hours have been announced for this Saturday’s Eco-Depot on Allens Avenue, with the facility remaining open until 1pm.* We all know that household hazardous waste and toxic chemicals must be disposed of properly, that’s why it all 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).
Appointments are required for this event. 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.
They also accept paints, antifreeze, batteries, long fluorescent light tubes, even sharps and needles. In our experience, this operation has moved along very efficiently. The workers will wave you in and direct you to the tables. Stay in your car.
*Their page says they start at “6am” but that may be an error. It should probably say “8am.” This should become clear when you try to make your appointment. According to the banner at the top of the page:
Resource Recovery will extend our operations by one hour. Our site will be open, as scheduled, at 6am, and will remain open until 1pm.
But the event page says “8am.”
Eco-Depot, 8am to 1pm, Saturday, September 9, Clean Earth Facility, 252 Allens Avenue, (directions)