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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-11-2018

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | OCTOBER 11-17, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 3 Help keep Blackstone Valley beautiful Early America Recycles Day held near riverfront, at tourism gateway PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful will host America Recycles Day, an event to promote proper recycling of various everyday materials, this Saturday, Oct. 13. As the only Rhode Island affiliate of the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, KBVB is dedicated to maintaining a litter-free environment. The event is one of many efforts by the organization to popularize a green lifestyle in the area. The main objective of KBVB is to end littering, decrease waste by recycling more, and preserve a clean and beautiful envi- ronment – all with the help of area residents. "Come celebrate America Recycles Day with KBVB and end any confu- sion you might have about recycling," states a release. "Once you learn a few tricks and guidelines, you will understand if there might more items you can recycle and how to do this correctly." KBVB Coordinator Donna Kaehler, of North Smithfield, said Saturday's event will be held at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket, across from the Slater Mill and the gateway to a new national park. A key part of KBVB's mission is to improve this area for incoming tourists. While many visitors come to Rhode Island to visit Newport or Narragansett, Kaehler, of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, says the Blackstone Valley and its river, which runs past the mill, is a hidden gem for tourists. "The river is the first from the indus- trial revolution – it's very important historically and the council wants to share its story," she says. Kaehler said the river has seen sig- nificant improvements through long- term efforts of many advocates. "The fish are coming back, pollution and littering decreased considerably," she said. "Back in the day, the river was heavily contaminated with metals, tires, and dye from the nearby textile factories. Nobody was thinking about the environment." America Recycles Day is nationally celebrated on Nov. 15, but KBVB is looking to get a jump on the event this year. The goal is to share how to appropriately recycle objects such as plastic, electronic waste, mattresses, and paint. "It's not just recycling through the curbside pick-up only, but through community drop-off programs that the state offers," Kaehler says. At Saturday's event, there will be informational tables hosted by recy- cling experts, where attendees can ask questions and learn the difference between at-home and drop-off recy- cling. Learn from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. what really does and does not belong in your recycle cart. Placing only items that are accepted for recycling is the most important step. When wrong items get mixed in, they cannot be removed and they con- taminate the good recyclables, often leading to whole loads going to the landfill instead of being recycled. And recycling does not stop with what is accepted in the curbside recycling program. Learn about from Goodwill Industries about recycling textiles, Indie Cycle about electronic recycling, RIRRC regard- ing household hazardous waste and recycling plastic bags, the Mattress Recycling Council on mattresses and box springs, PaintCare for paints and stains, Full Circle Recycling about rigid plastic and scrap metal, and how Rhodeside Revival is offering compost collection to residents. KBVB is also hosting a recycle drop- off event for electronic waste (com- puters, monitors, TVs, and basically anything with a plug) and mattresses and box springs at this one-day event, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon. There is plenty of parking available in downtown Pawtucket. For more information, visit www. keepblackstonevalleybeautiful.com . By TALIA GHAZAL Valley Breeze Contributing Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY Saturday's recycling event will be held across from the SLATER MILL on the Blackstone River. Dining Guide 74 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI 401-235-9026 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday Noon-8 p.m. www.riverfallsri.com Friday Specials Every Friday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Eat-in or Take-Out Fish & Chips $9.99 Baked Haddock Dinner $9.99 Fried Bay Scallop Dinner $10.99 Fried Shrimp Platter $10.99 Steak • Seafood • PaSta Open for Lunch Over 20 Craft Beers on Rotating Tap The The The The The The Tavern at TUESDAY WEDnESDAY ThURSDAY SUnDAY A Southern New England Tradition We serve both! 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