Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Rain Barrels & Hazardous Waste Disposal

Rain Barrels - Saturday April 12th at 9:00 AM at the Dept. of Public Works yard at 19 Berkeley Avenue.

Middletown Recycling Program has teamed up with The Rhode Island Water Lady, local distributor of The Great American Rain Barrel™Available in Forest Green, the 60-gallon recycled food barrel captures rainwater from your roof to support your home gardening needs. Link two or more barrels together for additional savings! The
Rhode Island Water Lady will be demonstrating how the barrels work, answer any questions, offer tips for rain water collection and have pre-ordered barrels available for pick up. There will be brrels for sale ($85.00, cash or check) on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Middletown’s Recycling program.

Eco-Depot – Saturday, April 19th, 2008 at Second Beach

Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Islanders who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly. The service is available by appointment only (to limit the time spent waiting in line). Click on the link or call 942-1430 x241.

The average household stores about 10 gallons of common hazardous waste. Check the list below to see if you have any of these items in your home:
Batteries – automotive and rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries (no alkaline batteries)
Gasoline
Oil-based paints
Fluorescent light bulbs and lamps
Pool chemicals
Propane tanks
Lawn chemicals, fertilizers and weed killers
Turpentine
Bug sprays
Antifreeze
Paint thinners, strippers, varnishes and stains
Arts and crafts chemicals
Charcoal lighter fluid
Disinfectant
Drain clog dissolvers
Driveway sealer
Flea dips, sprays and collars
Houseplant insecticides
Metal polishes
Mothballs
Motor oil and filters
Muriatic acid (concrete cleaner)
Nail polishes and nail polish removers
Oven cleaner
Household pest and rat poisons
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Shoe polish
Windshield wiper fluid

Don’t forget Earth Day is Tuesday April 22nd, 2008!

Will Cronin- Recycling Coordinator 401 842-6519 401 824-6136 (mobile)
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