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The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a Spring Recycling Day for ‘harder to recycle’ items on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. rain or shine in Easton’s Beach east parking lot, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport. This event will accept the following items for recycling: paper shredding, scrap metal, rigid plastics, clothing and useable household items, books, cooking oil, cardboard and electronics. Please visit http://engagenewport.com/clean-city under the events tab for a detailed list of items accepted and restrictions.

Compost bins will also be discounted at the event. Residents will receive a $5 discount when purchasing at the event. A $100 retail value for $35!

The second portion of the event is open to Newport Residents ONLY – Bulky Waste Amnesty Day. Residents may dispose of TWO bulky trash items per household MAXIMUM. There is a six item max for homeowners who own multiple homes. Residents must call in advance to make an appointment and MUST bring proof of residency the day of the event (401) 845-5617. Appointments will be accepted until close of business April 5, 2017. There will be no entry until 8 a.m. and gates will close promptly at 12 p.m.

This event will NOT accept hazardous waste, Freon containing items (eg, ACs, refrigerators, and freezers), plastic bags or Styrofoam. However, Rhode Island Resource Recovery will be holding two hazardous waste events on Saturday, April 8. The events will be held at RIRRC at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston from 8 a.m. to noon and at the Coventry Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call ahead to make an appointment at (401) 942-1430 ext. 241 and visit www.ecodepotri.org for more information and restrictions.