Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) announce this morning that they have launched a new, redesigned version of its website, www.rirrc.org.

Resource Recovery says their new site was built with the busy Rhode Island in mind and features a modern and simplified design, easier navigation, and mobile optimization for easy viewing on any device. The site upgrades will provide a better overall user experience and enhance Resource Recovery’s well-established tradition of superb customer service, according to Resource Recovery.

“We are thrilled to introduce our newly designed website,” Krystal Noiseux, Education and Outreach Manger at Resource Recovery shared in a news release. “Our goal is to see Rhode Islanders having the same great customer experience when they visit our website as they do when they visit us in person or participate in any of our programs.”

The goal of the redesign—led by Resource Recovery in partnership with Ntirety —was to create a visually stunning website that puts high demand resources only a few clicks away. The navigation mirrors the traffic trends of Resource Recovery’s most frequent visitors: Rhode Island residents, teachers and group leaders, municipal officials, and commercial waste haulers. New contact forms will greatly enhance Resource Recovery’s ability to expand and improve programs and services, over time. Students and other researchers will also have quick access to information about the quasi-public agency, and its central waste management operations.

Accessing up-to-date communications has never been easier, either. The new homepage features a content block that highlights real-time social media posts, upcoming events and press releases. In addition, a translation feature allows users to select one of twenty-two languages or access www.rirrc.org/espanol, where Spanish-speaking Rhode Islanders can download professionally translated resources. The new website was built using Drupal 8, an Open Source Content Management System (OSCMS).

With the redesign of the website, Resource Recovery also unveiled new recycling guidelines. In 2016, Rhode Island became the first state in the nation to adopt standardized recycling bin labels from Recycle Across America (RAA). In partnership with RAA, Resource Recovery developed basic recycling guidelines to match the labels, in English and Spanish. In addition to being available on the website, these guidelines will be distributed in all of Resource Recovery’s educational programs and via direct mail to Rhode Island households during summer 2017. Much like the website, the new guidelines are simple, clean and easily translated. When Rhode Islanders follow the basic guidelines they will produce quality recycling without having to master every nitty-gritty detail. Rhode Islanders seeking a more detailed level of recycling instructions —including tips for preparation—can access detailed guidelines on the website, too.

“Choose the kind of recycler you want to be,” continued Noiseux. “Follow the basic guidelines and you’ll be a great one. Go for the detailed guidelines and you’ll reach ‘Super Recycler’ status.”

To learn more about the new (and improved) website, visit www.rirrc.org.

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