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Rain Barrels
Install a rain barrel to catch storm run off for using to water plants, etc. around your home etc.

Rain Barrels have been carried by Domina's Agway, 1348 East Main Rd., Portsmouth 401-683-1203
Here are a few links to find information....

Rain Barrel Guide

Rhode Island Water Lady

Midwestern Sales (free shipping)

New England Rain Barrel Company

Fiskers - Diverters, barrel systems

Green Culture Rain Barrels

RainSaver

Aaron's Rain Barrels

Rain Reserve - Barrel system, diverters, accessories

How to Build your own Rain Barrel

Great American Rain Barrel Company

 

Composters
Reduce your garbage output by composting kitchen scraps and yard waste. Turn it into compost to use back in your yard and garden.

URI - Master Composter & Recycler Program

Compost Bins have been carried by Domina's Agway, 1348 East Main Rd., Portsmouth 401-683-1203

Composting Bins from RI Resource Recovery

Green Culture Composter Bins

 

 

 

Information and Resources

RI Resource Recovery Corp

Residential Recycling Program - what can and can't be recycled in RI
Compost and Recycling Bins - information on how to, and where to get bins      
Eco-Depot - a free service for Rhode Islanders who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly
Resource Exchange - a free service designed to help businesses find markets for non-hazardous materials that have been traditionally discarded.

Recycle #5 Plastics (yogurt cups etc.) and other items - You can also purchase items from these companies that were made with recycled plastics and made in the USA.

Preserve Products - includes the "Gimme 5" recycling program for things like yogurt cups, along with old Brita filters. Gimme 5 drop off locations include most Whole Foods stores. However items can be collected and mailed to them too.

Terracycle - has programs for many items not usually recyclable in local programs. They use "Brigades" to collect the items and then payments to charities can be made.

Earth911 - search for recycling programs for various items.

Electronics Recycling at Local Best Buy Stores - Kiosks in store for inkjet cartridges, batteries, cell phones, CDs/DVDs, PDAs, smartphones. Turn them into Best Buy gift cards. For larger items you must go through their online trade in process. (Editor's Note: this online process is not fast, took over a month to get gift cards for a computer I traded in, but it was a good solution in my case.)

Earth Friendly Gardening

Home Turned Green - Energy saving ideas to help you save money and the environment.

The New Pursuit

The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living - Sustainable RI

American Water Works Association

Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Free Cycle - Pass along things that still work but you don't need.

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