Monday, January 20, 2020        

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RECYCLING REMINDERS- There will be no trash and recycling collection on Monday, January 20th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week. ... See MoreSee Less

RECYCLING REMINDERS- There will be no trash and recycling collection on Monday, January 20th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  Collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week.

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Thanks for the trash reminder

John McLaren

Holiday Notice: Smithfield Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

No Trash Pickup on Monday, January 20th. Trash pickup will be delayed one day for the rest of that week.
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Holiday Notice: Smithfield Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

No Trash Pickup on Monday, January 20th. Trash pickup will be delayed one day for the rest of that week.

Six Days To Go.... That is all you get to force the Town Manager to move his office out into the cold!

Town Manager Randy Rossi is participating in the "Into the Cold for a Warmer Winter Drive". You can force him to move his office out into the cold for a day by donating items from January 8th to January 22nd that will help bring warmth and comfort to those less fortunate this winter.

Full info: www.smithfieldri.com/into-the-cold-for-a-warmer-wi…/
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Six Days To Go.... That is all you get to force the Town Manager to move his office out into the cold!

Town Manager Randy Rossi is participating in the Into the Cold for a Warmer Winter Drive. You can force him to move his office out into the cold for a day by donating items from January 8th to January 22nd that will help bring warmth and comfort to those less fortunate this winter.

Full info: https://www.smithfieldri.com/into-the-cold-for-a-warmer-wi…/Image attachment

TWO WEEKS.... That is all you get to force the Town Manager to move his office out into the cold!

Town Manager Randy Rossi is participating in the "Into the Cold for a Warmer Winter Drive". You can force him to move his office out into the cold for a day by donating items from January 8th to January 22nd that will help bring warmth and comfort to those less fortunate this winter.

Full info: www.smithfieldri.com/into-the-cold-for-a-warmer-winter-drive/
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TWO WEEKS.... That is all you get to force the Town Manager to move his office out into the cold!

Town Manager Randy Rossi is participating in the Into the Cold for a Warmer Winter Drive. You can force him to move his office out into the cold for a day by donating items from January 8th to January 22nd that will help bring warmth and comfort to those less fortunate this winter.

Full info: https://www.smithfieldri.com/into-the-cold-for-a-warmer-winter-drive/

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A worthy cause. However, maybe use something other than balloons? That's a lot of trash after the fundraiser ends. Maybe use something paper-based that will biodegrade or at least can be recycled? That being said, I do hope this is a success.

Jackie Blais Bate whip up some hats!!

Great cause but I thought they said he will move his office outside for a day!! The hours listed isn't a full day!! I hope they get tons of donations though because so many people are in need!!

RECYCLING REMINDERS- Natural holiday tree and wreath collection will begin on January 6th and end on January 17th. Collection will be on your regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection day. All decorations, ornaments and garland must be removed prior to collection. Please do not bag or wrap trees. ... See MoreSee Less

RECYCLING REMINDERS- Natural holiday tree and wreath collection will begin on January 6th and end on January 17th.  Collection will be on your regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection day.  All decorations, ornaments and garland must be removed prior to collection.  Please do not bag or wrap trees.

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Christmas tree

Liz

RECYCLING REMINDERS- There will be no trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, January 1st. Collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week. ... See MoreSee Less

RECYCLING REMINDERS- There will be no trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, January 1st.  Collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week.

Smithfield Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st, for New Year's Day.

No Trash Pickup on Wednesday, January 1st. Trash pickup will be delayed one day for the rest of that week.
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Smithfield Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st, for New Years Day.

No Trash Pickup on Wednesday, January 1st. Trash pickup will be delayed one day for the rest of that week.

RECYCLING REMINDERS- HOLIDAY EDITION, A TIP A DAY.
There is lots of delicious food being served at holiday gatherings. Here are some tips for recycling items used with food. We recommend using regular reusable dishes and utensils for your holiday parties. If you do use disposable cutlery and flatware, please be sure to place them in the trash cart. Plastic forks, knives spoons and plates are not recyclable because they are not container shaped. The recycling centers sorting equipment processes plastics with optical sorters that recognize container shapes. Plastic containers should be empty at a minimum and rinsed if possible for recycling.
Napkins and paper towels should be trashed, not recycled. These items have been recycled several times over and are at the end of their recycling life. They are also dirty, so we want to keep them out of our recycling stream. Used paper plates are also trash.
Aluminum foil pie plates and serving pans are recyclable if empty and clean.
Please keep Stryofoam out of the recycling cart.

For questions, please contact Melissa Chaput at Smithfield DPW- 401-233-1034 x105.
Please avoid
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RECYCLING REMINDERS- HOLIDAY EDITION, A TIP A DAY.
There is lots of delicious food being served at holiday gatherings.  Here are some tips for recycling items used with food.  We recommend using regular reusable dishes and utensils for your holiday parties.  If you do use disposable cutlery and flatware, please be sure to place them in the trash cart.  Plastic forks, knives spoons and plates are not recyclable because they are not container shaped.  The recycling centers sorting equipment processes plastics with optical sorters that recognize container shapes.  Plastic containers should be empty at a minimum and rinsed if possible for recycling.
Napkins and paper towels should be trashed, not recycled.  These items have been recycled several times over and are at the end of their recycling life.  They are also dirty, so we want to keep them out of our recycling stream.  Used paper plates are also trash.  
Aluminum foil pie plates and serving pans are recyclable if empty and clean. 
Please keep Stryofoam out of the recycling cart.
 
For questions, please contact Melissa Chaput at Smithfield DPW- 401-233-1034 x105.  
Please avoid

RECYCLING REMINDERS- There is no trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, December 25th, due to the Christmas holiday. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week. ... See MoreSee Less

RECYCLING REMINDERS- There is no trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, December 25th, due to the Christmas holiday.  Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week.

RECYCLING REMINDERS- HOLIDAY EDITION, A TIP A DAY.
If new electronics are found under the tree, here are some tips for recycling the old ones:
There are 5 electronic items that are accepted at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation from RI residents, for recycling, at no cost. They are; televisions, computer monitors, computer towers, tablets and laptops. All other electronics items will be charged a trash disposal fee. Avoid that fee by taking electronic items to one of our Town Electronics Recycling Drop-off Events. The next Town electronics recycling event is on Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Smithfield DPW. Just about anything with a plug is accepted at these events. Small electronics, like a calculator or remote control, to a toaster oven and up to items as large flat screen television are accepted during the event. There is a fee for laser style printers, wood encased speakers and items that contain coolant (dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.).
Please check out the Indie Cycle website for further information:
indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/where-we-will-be_20.html

Decorative light strings and wires should never be placed in your curbside recycling cart. They tend to wrap around the sorting equipment, causing costly shutdowns. Please bring holiday lights strands and wires to the Electronics Recycling Event to keep them out of the landfill.

For more information, contact Melissa at Smithfield DPW- 401-233-1034 X105.
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RECYCLING REMINDERS- HOLIDAY EDITION, A TIP A DAY.
If new electronics are found under the tree, here are some tips for recycling the old ones:
There are 5 electronic items that are accepted at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation from RI residents, for recycling, at no cost.  They are; televisions, computer monitors, computer towers, tablets and laptops.  All other electronics items will be charged a trash disposal fee.  Avoid that fee by taking electronic items to one of our Town Electronics Recycling Drop-off Events.  The next Town electronics recycling event is on Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Smithfield DPW.  Just about anything with a plug is accepted at these events.  Small electronics, like a calculator or remote control, to a toaster oven and up to items as large flat screen television are accepted during the event.  There is a fee for laser style printers, wood encased speakers and items that contain coolant (dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.).
Please check out the Indie Cycle website for further information:
http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/where-we-will-be_20.html

Decorative light strings and wires should never be placed in your curbside recycling cart.  They tend to wrap around the sorting equipment, causing costly shutdowns.  Please bring holiday lights strands and wires to the Electronics Recycling Event to keep them out of the landfill.

For more information, contact Melissa at Smithfield DPW- 401-233-1034 X105.Image attachment

RECYCLING REMINDERS- HOLIDAY EDITION, A TIP A DAY
If your holiday party is being celebrated with festive beverages, please be mindful and recycle those beverage containers.
Here are some tips on drink-ware.
Please be sure that you finished or emptied you beverage before placing it in the curbside cart. The rule for recycling is "empty at a minimum, rinse if possible".
Plastic cups (yes to DD plastics and red solo cups) and bottles, glass bottles, carton style juice boxes and aluminum cans are all recyclable.
Styrofoam cups and pouch style juice containers are not recyclable.
If you finish a plastic water bottle, please place the plastic cap back on before recycling. Plastic caps that are loose in the cart may end up mixed in with the wrong material. Likewise, metal bottle caps should not be placed back on top of glass bottles. To ensure all small metal bottle caps make it through the facility, fill an empty steel/tin can about 1/3-1/2 of the way with your caps, and pinch the can shut (easiest to do using pliers).
Wine corks are not recyclable.
Straws are not recyclable.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Chaput at 401-233-1034 X105.
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RECYCLING REMINDERS- HOLIDAY EDITION, A TIP A DAY
If your holiday party is being celebrated with festive beverages, please be mindful and recycle those beverage containers.  
Here are some tips on drink-ware.  
Please be sure that you finished or emptied you beverage before placing it in the curbside cart.  The rule for recycling is empty at a minimum, rinse if possible.  
Plastic cups (yes to DD plastics and red solo cups) and bottles, glass bottles, carton style juice boxes and aluminum cans are all recyclable.  
Styrofoam cups and pouch style juice containers are not recyclable. 
If you finish a plastic water bottle, please place the plastic cap back on before recycling.  Plastic caps that are loose in the cart may end up mixed in with the wrong material.  Likewise, metal bottle caps should not be placed back on top of glass bottles. To ensure all small metal bottle caps make it through the facility, fill an empty steel/tin can about 1/3-1/2 of the way with your caps, and pinch the can shut (easiest to do using pliers). 
Wine corks are not recyclable.  
Straws are not recyclable.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Chaput at 401-233-1034 X105.

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Red Solo cups are #6 on the recyclable scale, which means they are most definitely not compostable and only some cities will consider it recyclable. Better to wash them and reuse them for your next party. Terracycle will recycle them, or buy Pirani cups which look like the solo cups but are a bit more durable and can be reused. In my city, plastics only up to # 3 will be recycled, and all else is thrown in a landfill. With the power of having information at your fingertips a little research goes a long way. Happy Planet Healthy Holidays !!

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