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About Household Hazardous Waste

State law prohibits the disposal of household hazardous waste in your regular trash.

Bring all of your household hazardous waste the Eco-Depot, a free drop-off at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation's facility at the Central Landfill in Johnston. Call 942-1430 x241 to schedule an appointment. Go to www.rirrc.org for more information.

List of Household Hazardous Waste
  • Batteries - automotive and rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries (no alkaline batteries)
  • Gasoline
  • Oil-based paints
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and lamps
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Lawn chemicals, fertilizers and weed killers
  • Turpentine
  • Bug sprays
  • Antifreeze
  • Paint thinners, strippers, varnishes and stains
  • Arts and crafts chemicals
  • Charcoal lighter fluid
  • Disinfectant
  • Drain clog dissolvers
  • Driveway sealer
  • Flea dips, sprays and collars
  • Houseplant insecticides
  • Metal polishes
  • Mothballs
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Muriatic acid (concrete cleaner)
  • Nail polishes and nail polish removers
  • Oven cleaner
  • Household pest and rat poisons
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Shoe polish
  • Windshield wiper fluid





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