RI Resource Recovery Corporation recently announced that the City of Newport’s fiscal-year-based recycling rate has increased from 23% to 29% resulting in Newport’s first ever municipal “tip fee” rebate.  Newport’s tip fee for fiscal year 2015 was reduced from $32 to $31 per ton, a savings of $6,544.33.

In a press release Sharon Penny from City Of Newport Department of Public Services shared “Recycling efforts not only protect the environment but also save taxpayers’ dollars.  Keep up the good work Newport!”

As of November 3, 2014, all recyclables must be placed inside BLUE city-issued recycling carts, following the Recycle Together RI program, in order to be collected curbside. All recyclables must be placed loose in your cart. Plastic bags are prohibited in your recycling cart and can cause damage to the recycling equipment.

Download the Newport Clean, Newport Green Guide to the trash & recycling collection system


  • Photo courtesy of City Of Newport Facebook Page

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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