Providence, R. I., Starts Small Business Recycling Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 11, 2013

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Providence, R. I., Starts Small Business Recycling Program

Providence, R.I., has launched a small business recycling program.

Mayor Angel Taveras and the Hope Street Merchants Association began the “Big Green Can for Business” recycling pilot program. Nineteen small businesses are participating in the program, an extension of an existing residential initiative, according to a city news release.

The city’s Office of Sustainability worked with the merchants association to develop the program, and expectations are that it will expand to other parts of the city. Participating businesses are charged $50 for the Big Green Can and receive free weekly collection service.

 “We are excited to launch this recycling program and work with local businesses to make it easy to be green,” said Sheila Dormody, director of the Office of Sustainability.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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