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Providence Journal Trash Tutorial Articles

These articles about recycling, written by RI Resource Recovery Corporation staff, are published weekly in the Providence Journal.

Article Title Pub date
Trash Tutorial: R.I. offers one drop-off site for foam products Fri, Dec 07, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Bright ideas for reusing, recycling old candles and containers Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Bright ideas for reusing, recycling old candles and containers Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Best to keep tiny paper scraps out of recycling Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Setting record straight on recycling Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Light bulb type determines proper disposal method Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Plastic vs. metal tops on those recyclable containers Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Let's review basic recycling rules Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Ignore the numbers on plastic items Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Looking to dispose of 'punky' firewood Mon, Sep 10, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Propane tanks don't belong in recycling Fri, Aug 31, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Do we all have to recycle? Fri, Aug 24, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Rechargeable batteries require special disposal Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Recyclability claims can be misleading, wrong
Trash Tutorial: State program, other options for e-waste recycling Fri, Aug 03, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Asbestos disposal requires extra care Fri, Jul 27, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Steps to take to reduce junk mail Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Quality of mixed recycling matters Fri, Jul 06, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Use the thumb test on plastic bags Fri, Jun 29, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Encouraging recycling at large events, including the air show Fri, Jun 22, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Turn your kitchen and yard waste into compost Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Trash Tutorial: You can help keep plastic out of our oceans Fri, Jun 08, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Turning yard debris into 'Class A' compost Fri, May 25, 2018
Trash Tutorial: A lot goes into building a landfill! Fri, May 18, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Some plastic containers are too small to recycle Fri, May 11, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Containers should be empty and rinsed Fri, May 04, 2018
Trash Tutorial: For recycling, plastic bags must stretch Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Don't nest small containers inside larger ones Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Cut up old, paste-free wallpaper for recycling Fri, Apr 13, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Textiles belong in metal bins Fri, Mar 23, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Fluorescent light bulbs require special recycling Fri, Mar 16, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Waterproof cardboard is not recyclable Fri, Mar 09, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Recycling bins are managed locally Fri, Mar 02, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Plastic bags a no go in recycling bin Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Look for book bins to drop off unwanted volumes Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Scrap metal is recyclable, but not in your bin or cart Fri, Feb 02, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Mail-back programs exist for smoke detectors Fri, Jan 26, 2018
Trash Tutorial: How to dispose of wood pellet bags, ashes Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Trash Tutorial: There’s an app for that … sort of Fri, Jan 05, 2018
Trash Tutorial: Please flatten those cardboard boxes Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Your flip phone can be a do-gooder Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Flatten those cardboard boxes, please! Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Save sensitive papers for the shredder Fri, Dec 01, 2017
Trash Tutorial: One man's shredded paper is another's bedding for chickens Fri, Nov 24, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Nail polish can be disposed of at Eco-Depot Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Keep your recyclables dry Fri, Nov 10, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Going the extra step to recycle right Fri, Nov 03, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Two options exist for foam recycling Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Alternatives to the trash can for your shredded paper Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Give dry, odorless textiles a new life Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Tips on plastics recycling Thu, Oct 05, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Keep propane tanks out of the recycle bin Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Settling the dispute on plastic bags Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Cooking oil not considered hazardous waste Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Old garden hoses belong in the trash Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Trash Tutorial: New recycling guidelines get back to basics Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Trash Tutorial: There're reasons not to recycle some containers Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Snip off the end of tubes to clean them before recycling Tue, Aug 01, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Recycle paper with tape on it? It depends Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Drop off recyclable mattresses for free Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Many places to donate articles in R.I. Thu, Jul 06, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Recycle plastic bags at R.I. stores, not in your bin or cart Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Tips for keeping paper and cardboard dry Fri, Jun 09, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Get recycling guidelines on RIRRC's new website Fri, May 19, 2017
Trash Tutorial: 'Compostable' is not the same as 'recyclable' Mon, May 08, 2017
Trash Tutorial: It doesn't take much to start composting Thu, Apr 06, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Tips for keeping paper and cardboard dry Fri, Jun 09, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Sign up for a tour of Resource Recovery Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Shredded paper no longer accepted in mixed recycling Fri, May 26, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Get recycling guidelines on RIRRC's new website Fri, May 19, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Paper or plastic? How about neither? Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Trash Tutorial: It doesn't take much to start composting Thu, Apr 06, 2017
TRASH TUTORIAL: Plastic lids best left attached to their containers Thu, Mar 30, 2017
TRASH TUTORIAL: Plastic lids best left attached to their containers Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Mylar 'foil' is plastic, not metal Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Mylar 'foil' is plastic, not metal Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Addressing the issue of envelope labels Thu, Feb 02, 2017
Trash Tutorial: Ignore those numbers on plastic recyclables Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Trash Tutorial: A recycling wrapup on plastic bags Fri, Jan 06, 2017
Trash Tutorial: A how-to for holiday lights and greenery Wed, Dec 28, 2016
Trash tutorial: Recycle it right during the holidays Thu, Dec 15, 2016
Trash tutorial: Where should all the batteries go? Fri, Dec 09, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Got e-waste? You've also got options Tue, Dec 06, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Hauler wants it bagged? Better check it out Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Many stores in R.I. accept old paint for free Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Trash tutorial: The safe way to dispose of sharps Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Trash Tutorial: How to recycle political campaign signs in R.I. Fri, Nov 04, 2016
Trash Tutorial: How to recycle political campaign signs in R.I. Fri, Nov 04, 2016
Trash tutorial: Recycling cassette tapes: It's complicated Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Ignore the triangle, and a little grease is OK for recycling in R.I. Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Commercial recycling is mandatory in R.I. Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Clothing, even shoes, are wanted by recyclers Fri, Oct 07, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Most small plastic garden pots are recyclable, but not black seedling trays Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Give your recycling bin a new set of wheels Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Give your recycling bin a new set of wheels Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Recycling labels can sometimes be misleading Thu, Sep 08, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Recycling labels can sometimes be misleading Thu, Sep 08, 2016
Trash Tutorial: A primer on recycling lids Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Hazardous waste is welcome at R.I.'s Eco-Depots Wed, Aug 31, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Pots and pans are recyclable, but not in your bin Thu, Aug 11, 2016
Trash Tutorial: The cold truth? Don't recycle frozen-food boxes Wed, Aug 03, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Turning good recyclers into great ones Tue, Aug 02, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Blister packs can go in the recycling bin Sat, Jul 30, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Saying goodbye, taking a look back Wed, Jul 13, 2016
Trash tutorial: Recyclable ceiling track shouldn't be left curbside Wed, Jul 06, 2016
Trash Tutorial: What to toss or recycle for the Fourth of July Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Trash tutorial: Not all take-out containers are created equal Wed, Jun 15, 2016
Trash Tutorial: R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation accepts foam products Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Containers should always be empty before disposal Fri, Feb 05, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Differences between Mass. and R.I. recycling practices Sat, Jan 30, 2016
Trash Tutorial: Several options for disposing syringes, needles Sat, Jan 09, 2016
Trash Tutorial: The rules regarding glass recycling in R.I. Sat, Dec 05, 2015
Trash Tutorial: VHS tapes pose a challenge for recycling Sat, Oct 03, 2015
Trash Tutorial: Sharps can be dropped off at Eco-Depot collections Fri, Apr 03, 2015