Portsmouth Recycles!


Portsmouth Recycles

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Welcome to Portsmouth Recycles, our campaign to boost recycling rates in Portsmouth. By doing a better job recycling our cans, bottles, plastic containers, paper and cardboard, we can control the costs of running our Transfer Station and hold down the cost of resident Transfer Station stickers.

Thank you to every resident who keeps recycling. In December, January and February, our recycling rates rose to around 27% after remaining below 25% last fall. This spring and summer, our recycling rate fell to around 21%. July's rate rose to just over 23%. We NEED to improving this rate!

Through efficient and responsible stewardship, we can turn what might otherwise end up as waste into profit.
In Fiscal Year 2017, Portsmouth could receive a prorated share of any money made by aggregating and selling recycled materials by the RI Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) at the State's Central Landfill. These funds may help offset some of the costs of running our Town's Transfer Stations. The less money we get back for recycled materials, the more we will have to charge for Transfer Station stickers next year.

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