East Providence News

3/22/2016 - Earth Day Cleanup Information-Volunteers Needed

The City of East Providence Department of Public Works, Refuse/Recycling Program, is sponsoring Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanups and Beautification Projects throughout the city during the month of April and early May.  Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC) will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for the city’s organized/registered groups involved in a cleanup efforts in honor of Earth Day, from April 1, 2016 to May 15, 2016.  These cleanups will collectively be eligible for a tip fee waiver of 10 tons max., this tonnage will not count against the municipality’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) cap.   City crews will collect the debris after cleanups and transport material to RIRRC.

On Saturday, April 23rd from 9am to 1pm DPW will have an Earth Day & Recycling booth set up with recycling information, and free Earth Day coloring books for children at the Crescent Park Carousel’s Earth Day clean up event.  Volunteers are needed for this event, any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated.  Assorted tasks need to be done, pick up litter, yard debris, tending to the existing flower beds – removing weeds, sweeping, racking etc.  Work gloves, bags and small garden tools will be available at the Earth Day Booth. 

If you are not able to attend the event at the carousel but are interested in volunteering or forming a “Clean Team” for your neighborhood area or assist in cleaning the waterfront, bike path, walking trail, or open spaces throughout the City, please contact Donna McMahon, DPW, Refuse/Recycling Program Coordinator at 401-435-7710 for more information.  

Besides the Carousel Earth Day Event, below is a list of the Earth Day cleanups that have registered as of March 21st.   The City would like to thank these groups for their continued effort to keep East Providence’s shoreline and public area’s clean of debris and waste.

 

Earth Day 2016 Cleanups!!

Currently scheduled cleanups.  

 

 

Save the Bay ~ Volunteer Group

Bold Point Park/Shoreline

April 16th  Low tide

 

 Squantum Association

Beach Shore line and East Bay Bike Path

April 16th rain date April 23rd  ~  9:00am to 1pm

 

 Save the Bay ~ Volunteer Group

Sabin Point Park/Shoreline

April 22nd  1:30pm to 3:30pm

 

Girl Scout Troop 1108

Rose Larisa Park

April 22nd  10:00am to ?

 

Crescent Park Carousel Volunteers Needed

Earth Day Clean up Event

April 23nd  9:am to 1pm

 

Save the Bay ~ Volunteer Group

Watchemoket Cove /Shoreline

April 23rd  1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

 East Providence Conservation Commission

Boyden Heights Conservation Area

Across from 116 Boyden Blvd

April 23rd    9:00am to 12:00pm

 

 Narragansett Terrace Realty Association

The Jetty at Seaview Ave. and Riverside Drive,

Right of Way at Seaview Ave and Terrace Ave. and

Right of Way at 200 Riverside Drive

April 23rd Rain date April 30th  9;30 to 12:30pm

 

 Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse

Shore line between Sewer Treatment plant & Exxon/Mobil property line

May 14th  9:00am to 12pm

 

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