The ‘Gansett Days’ recycling and shredding event will take place on September 18


NARRAGANSETT, RI – Just in time for the fall cleanup, Narragansett is hosting a community recycling day this Saturday. Residents can shred old documents and properly dispose of electronics, clothing and more.

The “Gansett Days” recycling event will take place from 9 am to noon at the North Lot in Narragansett Town Beach. Electronic waste will be collected and up to three boxes of documents may be shredded per person.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will also be there to pick up old clothes and textiles, while Exeter Scrap will pick up metal. A complete list of acceptable scrap is available on the Narragansett website.

Acceptable electronic waste

  • Computers, laptops, servers, routers and peripherals such as mice, keyboards, plastic speakers, and microphones
  • Televisions, monitors and flat screens. TVs must be whole and undamaged (no broken or exposed TV tubes)
  • Hard drives, optical drives, motherboards, daughter cards, RAM, CD-ROMs, power supplies, etc. We do not sell or reuse any data storage device.
  • Printers, fax machines, typewriters, scanners, toner cartridges, cameras, calculators and small medical equipment
  • Cell phones (including battery), cordless phones, phones, PDAs, iPods, tablets and chargers
  • Batteries accepted include auto / marine, laptop, cell phone, lithium, and backup batteries.
  • All types of cables and wires
  • Audiovisual equipment, stereos, CD / DVD players, game consoles, cassette players, remote controls (no wooden items)
  • Small appliances like toasters, microwaves (no glass hob), toaster ovens, blenders (not glass bowls), blenders, vacuum cleaners (remove dust bag) and power tools.

No household hazardous waste, paint or bulb of any age will be accepted. Read more unacceptable articles below. Any unacceptable item will be returned to the resident.

Unacceptable items

  • Bulbs of all types
  • Disposable or single-use batteries
  • Smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Thermometers
  • Glass mixer bowls or microwave plates
  • VCRs or floppy disks
  • Wooden stereo speakers
  • Furniture, including upholstered chairs or mattresses
  • Electric organs
  • Heating pads or blankets
  • Plastic bags
  • Cardboard
  • Rigid plastic bins
  • polystyrene
  • Drink
  • Fire arms
  • Hazardous materials including paint chemicals

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