In advance of Earth Day, the agency that runs the Central Landfill has launched a recycling campaign. The campaign includes TV and radio spots and a series of web videos.
The goal of the campaign is to remind people how to recycle properly. Sarah Kite, director of recycling services, says workers at the recycling facility continuously find items that don’t belong in there.
“You really shouldn’t be putting dirty diapers in your recycling. You shouldn’t be putting garden hoses. You shouldn’t be putting plastic bags. Food does not belong in your recycling bin.”
A bill introduced in the state Senate allows the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to once again use recycled glass as part of its daily cover material atop the landfill. The original amendment banned construction and demolition materials, including glass, for use as daily cover material at the landfill.