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.
- Photo courtesy of City Of Newport Facebook Page