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Apr 25, 2013

CITY OF WOONSOCKET


CITY OFWOONSOCKET

SOLID WASTE DIVISION

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

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Posted by: Craig

CITY OFWOONSOCKET

SOLID WASTE DIVISION

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

The City of Woonsocket Solid Waste Divisionin conjunction with RI Resource Recovery Corporation Eco-Depot will be hosting a FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Day on:

                                                              Saturday May 11, 2013

8 am to 1 pm

Woonsocket Public Services Division Facility

943 River Street.

 What is Household Hazardous Waste?

A substance is hazardous if it falls into any of the following categories:

  • Toxic: poisonous or lethal when ingested, absorbed, touched or inhaled
  • Flammable/Combustible: ignites under almost all conditions
  • Corrosive/Caustic: deteriorates metal and causes irreversible alteration of living tissue by chemical action
  • Reactive: creates an explosion or produces deadly vapors

                        * Such as oil-based paint

Hazardous materials often bear the labels, "Danger", "Warning", "Caution", and "Poison". Many products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are extremely hazardous to human health. Misusing or mishandling products can result in serious injury, burns, permanent damage to human tissue and organs, severe illness such as cancer, and death.

Appointments are recommended and can be obtained by calling 942-1430 extension 241.

 This collection day is open to allRhode Islandresidents.

 Other items that can also be dropped off are:  Propane tanks, car batteries, clothes, books, Styrofoam, rigid plastic, metals, TV’s, all electronics and cardboard.

 Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at (401) 767-8880.