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Town gets $64K from recycling program

September 8, 2012

CUMBERLAND — The town will receive more than $64,000 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) as part of the statewide Recycling Revenue Share Program.
Cumberland delivered 3,023.77 tons of recycled material for a total profit share of $64,838. The money will help support local recycling programs.
RIRRC is providing cities and towns with the cash rebates based on how much each municipality has increased its recycling rate. The corporation has made $1.94 million in profits from the sale of household recyclables this year, which will be disbursed to 36 communities.
RIRRC manages almost all of the state’s municipal and commercial solid waste. The facility processes more than 92,000 tons of recyclables and the Central Landfill disposes of 750,000 tons of solid waste annually.
Recycling rates are computed as the percentage of recycling waste processed at the Materials Recycling Facility compared with the amount of waste sent to the landfill for burial.

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