Thursday, January 10, 2013
Want to know when your recycling will be picked up? Here's a complete schedule throughout the year.
Effective Dec. 1, 2012, North Kingstown has switched over to a new curbside recycling program. NK residents have kicked their 14-gallon green and blue bins to the curb and are now using a 96-gallon bin that will be picked up every other week. All recyclables are now put into one bin rather than split between two. The new program, in line with the state's new recycling program, also allows residents to be able to recycle a wider variety of items. Click here for more information on the program and what can and cannot be recycled. Click the picture above to view the 2013 recycling pickup schedule.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
North Kingstown residents are receiving their new recycling bins this month.
Did you get your bin yet? North Kingstown residents have started to receive their new 96-gallon recycling bins as the town switches to a one-bin system. Before you kick your old 14-gallon green and blue bins to the curb and wheel out your brand new receptacle, well...don't do that just yet. The new recycling program doesn't start until Saturday, Dec. 1. Starting next week, all recyclables (from paper to cardboard to cans to bottles) will now all go in one bin that will be picked up every other week. The new 96-gallon bins cost $75 whereas their predecessors, the 14-gallon totes, cost $6. Though the town is covering the cost of purchasing one cart for each participating household, residents can purchase additional carts for $75. Pick-up…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Residents will begin using a 96-gallon recycling bin instead of two 14-gallon bins starting this fall.
Leaves aren't the only thing changing this autumn in North Kingstown. The town will begin to roll out new recycling services to align with the state’s one-bin recycling program. Residents will be parting with their 14-gallon blue and green bins and saying hello to one 96-gallon bin. All recyclables (from paper to cardboard to cans to bottles) will now all go in one bin that will be picked up every other week. The new 96-gallon bins cost $75 whereas their predecessors, the 14-gallon totes, cost $6. Though the town is covering the cost of purchasing one cart for each participating household, residents can purchase additional carts for $75. Though more than 8,500 of these larger bins are being ordered through the town’s new curbside recycling…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
With today's ceremonial opening of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's renovated Material Recycling Facility, there's a new way to recycle in Rhode Island.
Wednesday morning, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and a group of state and local officials ceremonially open the renovated Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on the grounds of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at the Central Landfill in Johnston. The event formally kicks off the new "Recycle Together RI" program, which will allow residents across the state to combine recyclables in the bins they already have, instead of separating the paper from plastic. But there's more to the new system than just being able to throw milk jugs in with old newspapers — according to the RIRRC's new website about the program, residents can now recycle more kinds of plastic containers and paper, including: Some of the items that cannot be recycled …