No new bin is necessary – simply use what you have. Your recycled paper, cardboard, and containers will be mixed in the collection truck too. And don’t worry, mixing is a good thing! Our new recycling facility will do the rest. Now it’s either recycling or it isn’t. Period.
It’s now OK to mix your recyclables together!
You can now recycle more plastics!
In fact, you can now recycle all plastic containers up to 2 gallons. Don’t worry about the numbers or the little triangle. Is it a plastic container? Is it 2 gallons or smaller? If so, recycle it! This means you can now recycle plastic jars, tubs, cups, yogurt containers, egg cartons and take out containers too.
- bottles – e.g. soda, shampoo, water
- jugs – milk, juice, detergent
- jars – mayo, peanut butter, jelly
- tubs – butter, ice cream, margarine
- plastic take out containers
- iced coffee cups
- yogurt containers
- plastic egg cartons
Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)
After a 6-month, $16.9M renovation project, fully funded by RIRRC and completed in cooperation with the Van Dyk Baler Corporation, RI’s New “Bollegraaf Single Stream System” is a truly state-of-the-art MRF! New processing technologies now allow for recyclables to begin their journey through the facility all mixed together and allow for the accurate sorting of an increased variety of items. The MRF uses a combination of manual, mechanical, and now, newly-installed optical sorting technology to turn your mixed recyclables into separate, saleable commodities. In fact, many of the recycling guidelines are in place precisely to ensure that recyclables travel safely and efficiently through this system. We invite you to learn more about the new facility in our FAQs , Guide to The New MRF , and also invite school and public groups to visit us and see the MRF for first-hand.