Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 6, 2012

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Rhode Island Launches Recycling Program, Opens Upgraded MRF

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC) has launched a statewide recycling program and opened a renovated material recycling facility (MRF).

The Johnson, R.I.-based RIRRC, a quasi-public agency that manages the state’s recycling program, launched a recycling program called Recycle Together RI, it said in a news release. It also opened a MRF in Johnson in which it invested $16.9 million in equipment to make the program possible.

RIRRC owns and operates the Central Landfill and MRF in Johnson. It is not a department of the state government but a public corporation that aims to be self-sustaining through the sale of recyclable products, methane gas royalties and disposal fees.

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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