Event Recycling

So, you're ready to take your event to the next level and offer your participants the opportunity to recycle! Great! RIRRC can help you get started, get organized, and will even take the materials back to our recycling facility for you.

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation offers an event recycling program designed to provide local RI communities and organizations with collection assistance for recyclable materials during public events.  RIRRC will supply, deliver and pick up the necessary equipment to collect your event's recyclables. 

Event Recycling Program services are free of charge.  

How to Request Event Recycling Assistance 

All requests for the event recycling program must be scheduled through the RIRRC Recycling Department a minimum of two weeks in advance.  RIRRC staff will discuss with you your event's needs and may visit the event's location to determine what equipment is necessary. We can also assist in training your volunteers or staff on how the material needs to be collected.

Equipment available for events includes: (1) 30Yd Roll-off Container, (15) 64 Gallon Wheeled Carts, and (30)22-gallon Collection Bins. Please keep in mind that  due to the popularity of this program, at certain times of the year not all of the equipment may be available for your event. As much advance notice as possible is recommended.

Materials Accepted: Corrugated Cardboard, Paper, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Cups, Aluminum & Tin Cans.

Please Note; In order for Municipalities to receive credit for tonnage, the material must be self-hauled to RIRRC. 

For more information or to discuss and schedule an event collection, please contact David Bordieri, Waste Prevention Coordinator, at (401)942-1430 ext. 110 or via email.

We've helped recycle at:

Newport Folk Festival

Newport Jazz Festival

South County Seaside Classic Soccer Tournament

CVS Caremark Downtown 5K

The Color Run 5K

Operation Holiday Cheer