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slides: Best and Worst Cities and Towns in RI for Recycling

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

Rhode Island was the first state in the nation to pass mandatory recycling legislation back in 1986.

According to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC). "Our recycling program continues to be on par with great programs across the country, but (as with many things!) is still uniquely RI in nature. Local opportunities and challenges truly shape the make-up of our program, as they do for any recycling program. We hope that a better understanding of these opportunities and challenges can help RI residents put our program in perspective."

See how your city or town did in 2013 -- and how it compared to 2011 BELOW.

 

Related Slideshow: RI Recycling Rates by Town -  2011 to 2013

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#38. Providence

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 17.4%
2011: 18.2%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 16.9%
2011: 18.0%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 13.3%
2011: 14.6%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.96
2011: 0.94
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#37. Johnston

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 18.7%
2011: 18.7%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 18.4%
2011: 18.3%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 12.9%
2011: 12.2%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.41
2011: N/A
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#36. New Shoreham

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 21.3%
2011: 46.4%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 20.8%
2011: 31.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 20.8%
2011: 23.1%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: N/A
2011: N/A
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#35. Foster

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 23.8%
2011: 22.6%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 22.8%
2011: 21.7%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 22.7%
2011: 21.7%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.07
2011: 1.15
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#34. Central Falls

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 25.0%
2011: 22.9%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 24.5%
2011: 22.4%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 22.2%
2011: 20.3%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.82
2011: 0.72
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#33. Warren

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 28.1%
2011: 40.2%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 27.4%
2011:  28.9%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 20.1%
2011: 25.2%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.00
2011: 0.65
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#32.Scituate

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 28.2%
2011: 25.3%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 27.8%
2011: 24.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 24.9%
2011: 22.1%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.84
2011: 0.99
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#31. Lincoln

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 28.7%
2011: 27.7%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 28.2%
2011: 27.8%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 22.4%
2011: 21.5%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.17
2011: 1.23
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#30. Pawtucket

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 28.7%
2011: 31.1%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 27.7%
2011: 27.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 21.2%
2011: 20.0%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.58
2011: 0.61
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#29. Cumberland

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 29.2%
2011: 36.4%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 28.8%
2011: 36.2%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 23.6%
2011: 19.9%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.95
2011: 1.20
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#28. Little Compton

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 29.5%
2011: 36.5%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 28.1%
2011: 30.9%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 28.1%
2011: 26.7%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.73
2011: 1.08
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#27. Coventry

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 31.6%
2011: 30.7%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 31.4%
2011: 30.3%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 22.7%
2011: 21.5%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.03
2011: 1.06
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#26. West Warwick

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 32.2%
2011: 31.4%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 31.7%
2011: 31.1%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 20.5%
2011: 21.0%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.92
2011: 0.96
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#25. West Greenwich

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 32.5%
2011: 26.1%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 31.0%
2011: 24.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 26.6%
2011: 20.6%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013:  1.20
2011: 1.51
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#24. Tiverton

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 33.3%
2011: 54.9%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 32.6%
2011: 54.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 29.2%
2011: 28.5%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013:  0.75
2011: 1.03
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#23. North Providence

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 33.7%
2011: 28.5%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 33.1%
2011: 27.8%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 23.4%
2011: 21.4%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013:  0.77
2011: 0.89
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#22. Westerly/Hopkinton

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 33.8%
2011: 35.3%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 32.3%
2011: 24.0%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 21.0%
2011: 15.3%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.43
2011: 1.64
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#21. Jamestown

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 33.9%
2011: 28.1%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 33.1%
2011: 27.4%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 30.6%
2011: 25.9%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 2.23
2011: 2.24
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#20. Woonsocket

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 34.0%
2011: 33.0%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 32.2%
2011: 31.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 24.6%
2011: 23.7%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.86
2011: 0.88
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#19. Exeter

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 34.0%
2011: 33.0%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 32.2%
2011: 31.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 24.6%
2011: 23.7%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.86
2011: 0.88
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#18. Smithfield

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 35.7%
2011: 38.4%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 35.4%
2011: 38.0%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 26.7%
2011: 24.8%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.87
2011: 0.72
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#17. Glocester

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 36.2%
2011: 36.8%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 33.6%
2011: 34.4%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 33.6%
2011: 31.1%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.78
2011: 0.86
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#16. Newport

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 37.6%
2011: 36.0%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 37.2%
2011: 35.7%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 23.6%
2011: 22.9%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.74
2011: 0.92
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#15. Cranston

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 37.7%
2011: 36.0%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 36.9%
2011: 35.7%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 24.3%
2011: 22.4%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.83
2011: 0.88
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#14. Richmond

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 38.0%
2011: 24.7%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 37.1%
2011: 23.3%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 37.1%
2011: 23.3%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: N/A
2011: N/A
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#13. Bristol

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 38.2%
2011: 23.5%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 37.7%
2011: 17.7%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 17.4%
2011: 17.7%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.32
2011: N/A
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#12. Burrillville

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 38.3%
2011: 30.2%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 36.7%
2011: 28.9%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 31.4%
2011: 22.6%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.70
2011: 0.83
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#11. North Smithfield

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 38.5%
2011: 37.2%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 37.8%
2011: 36.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 31.9%
2011: 30.6%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.76
2011: 0.81
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#10. East Greenwich

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 39.4%
2011: 38.2%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 39.2%
2011: 36.5%
 
MRF Recyling Rate
2013: 29.4%
2011: 28.5%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.98
2011: 1.02
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#9. Narragansett

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 39.5%
2011: 42.3%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 36.9%
2011: 22.8%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 36.9%
2011: 16.9%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.37
2011: N/A
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#8. Charlestown

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 42.6%
2011: 44.1%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 40.3%
2011: 42.4%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 33.6%
2011: 33.6%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.42
2011: 0.41
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#7. North Kingstown

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 43.4%
2011: 36.4%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 41.5%
2011: 33.5%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 41.5%
2011:29.4%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 1.11
2011: 1.32
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#6. East Providence

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 47.8%
2011: 48.5%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 47.5%
2011: 48.2%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 26.2%
2011:24.7%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.82
2011: 0.83
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#5. Warwick

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 49.3%
2011: 46.3%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 49.1%
2011: 46.1%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 29.3%
2011:26.0%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.87
2011: 0.93
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#4. Portsmouth

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 50.0%
2011: 44.2%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 45.0%
2011: 40.3%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 45.0%
2011:30.0%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.95
2011: 1.07
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#3. Barrington

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 50.9%
2011: 49.3%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 50.6%
2011: 48.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 29.4%
2011: 27.1%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.97
2011: 0.97
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#2. Middletown

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 54.1%
2011: 53.5%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 53.7%
2011: 52.3%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 41.9%
2011: 40.8%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.55
2011: 0.56
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#1. South Kingstown

Rate of Overall Material Diversion
2013: 54.5%
2011: 63.1%
 
Mandatory Recycling Rate
2013: 51.4%
2011: 50.6%
 
MRF Recycling Rate
2013: 40.0%
2011: 42.4%
 
Tons of Trash Sent to Landfill Per Household
2013: 0.39
2011 :0.42
 
 

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