RIRRCRhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
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Data from RIRRC's Solid Waste 2038 report (2038 is the projected year the state's lone landfill will reach capacity) suggests about 479,000 tons of PPP are generated each year in Rhode Island, with 182,000 tons - 39 percent - being recovered.
Bailey says she attributes having a well-trained work force to the high quality product RIRRC ships and was recognized for.
The number of environmentally conscious Rhode Islanders caught RIRRC officials off guard, as the agency was expecting a less enthusiastic turnout during the two wintry days.
"We were pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the thousands of people who waited up to an hour to discard their unwanted computers and received nothing in return," said RIRRC's Chairman and CEO A.
RIRRC will study the collection program to determine if a permanent collection program is warranted.
The agency contracted with CRT Recycling (Raynham, Massachusetts), which charged RIRRC $0.15/lb for non-VGA, non-working or screen-burnt monitors.
Using a combination of QuickTime Virtual Reality, video clips and animation, the CD-ROM provides a tour of the 325-acre RIRRC campus, including the central landfill, Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), scale house, transfer station, composting site, and methane power plant.
"After people tour our facilities, they leave with a better understanding about the need to recycle and to reduce their own trash," said Sherry Giarrusso-Mulhearn, RIRRC's executive director.
For more information or a free CD--ROM, please contact RIRRC at 401-942-1430 x775, or visit their website at www.rirrc.org.
RIRRC applied for a solid waste landfill license to open and operate the 103-acre phase of Central Landfill located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston.
A public hearing was held on the RIRRC application on Oct.