Household Hazardous Waste

Eco-Depot Collections

See the Eco-Depot Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule with hazardous waste drop-off locations across the state.

Make a free appointment online to dispose of ANY household hazardous waste at  RIRRC's Household Hazardous Waste Department or call (401) 942-1430 x 241.

Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste can NOT be brought to the Transfer Station. Hazardous Materials are:
  • Corrosive / Caustic - Deteriorates metal and causes irreversible alteration of living tissue by chemical action
  • Flammable / Combustible - Ignites under most conditions
  • Reactive - Creates an explosion or produces deadly vapors
  • Toxic - Poisonous or lethal when ingested, absorbed, touched, or inhaled

Typical Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous materials often bear labels like, "Danger," "Warning," "Caution," or "Poison." Common household hazardous wastes include:
  • Oil-based paints, stains and finishes
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Automotive fluids
  • Lawn and garden fertilizers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Thermometers and thermostats containing mercury