Virtually all Rhode Islanders have at least a loose connection to the town of Johnston. Almost all of your junk -- trash, dried out Christmas trees, even used paint -- winds up at the Johnston Landfill. Those items are all sorted and processed in different parts of the sprawling complex.
Most material goes to the landfill, but more and more of it now goes to a recycling facility at the site. As part of our series One Square Mile: Johnston, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender paid a visit and reports that while the Ocean State is recycling more, we’re not great at keeping what’s not recyclable out.