Green Team heads to Woonsocket for recycling event

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Green Team heads to Woonsocket for recycling event_227615

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – The city of Woonsocket and the Blackstone Heritage Corridor teamed up this weekend for the yearly “Recycle to the Max” event.

The group aims to keep Rhode Island clean, and stresses that you don’t have to live in the city of Woonsocket to take part.

The recycling event began at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woonsocket’s material recycling facility.

It was an opportunity for residents to recycle belongings they’re not sure what to do with, such as an old television or microwave.

“Well I’m hearing about TV’s,” said Bonnie Combs with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor. “Everyone is excited because they take all electronics, so you can bring your television, your old DVD players, your VCR’s, anything electronic they take.”

Combs said all kinds of recycling items can be dropped off for free, not solely appliances.

Not only do you not have to be from Woonsocket to make a drop-off at the recycling facility in preparation for “America Recycles Day,” but there also isn’t an age limit at the facility.

“It’s kid friendly,” said Combs. “We are going to have touch-a-truck with the Department of Waste Management and the Public Works Department.”

The recycling facility even takes items people don’t normally think of recycling, like outdoor plastic chairs and some liquids as well.

GBS LLC. partnered with the city for the event and took antifreeze to be properly recycled.

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