Disposal fee to remain consistent next two years

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Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) announced recently that the disposal fee charged to Rhode Island's cities and towns will remain at the current rate of $47 per ton for the coming two fiscal years.

"We appreciate Resource Recovery's decision to maintain the current municipal tipping fee rates for the next two years," said Brian Daniels, Executive Director of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. "Municipal leaders work hard to deliver quality services while balancing budgets, and this welcome decision provides cities and towns with greater budget stability in the coming years."

Michael Sabitoni, Chairman of Resource Recovery's Board of Commissioners echoed these sentiments and commended the Board and its staff "for working hard on a daily basis to control costs while maintaining a high level of customer service, and putting public safety and environmental protection above all else."

In response to the accolades, Joe Reposa, the Corporation's Executive Director highlighted the role that larger than expected commercial disposal volumes and increased commercial disposal fees played in avoiding a municipal increase. He emphasized the negative impact that higher disposal volumes have on the life expectancy of the Central Landfill and encouraged all Rhode Islanders "to help extend the value of this important state asset by reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible".

To learn more about Resource Recovery's waste reduction programs and to learn how to recycle right in Rhode Island, visit www.rirrc.org or call the recycling hotline at 942-1430 x775.

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