Programs and Resources
Department of Environmental Management
This department is committed to preserving the quality of Rhode Island’s environment, maintaining the health and safety of its residents, and protecting the natural systems upon which life depends.
Free Market – Rhode Island Resource Recovery
The Free Market Rhode Island is a listing service connecting free, reusable items with people who want them. It is part of an effort to reduce the amount of reusable goods being thrown away. The Free Market Rhode Island is a project of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is the state environmental agency dedicated to providing the public with environmentally sound programs and facilities to manage solid waste. The Free Market website allows you to see what items people in your community are looking for or what items people have to give away, and how to reach them so you can make an exchange. You can add your wanted or available items to the list, so you can be contacted by someone who has an item that you need or someone who is interested in an item you have to give away. Listings include everything from bed frames to dryers to pianos. Please visit the Free Market site to learn more or contact Paul Caccia at paulC@rirrc.org.
Office of Air Resources
The Office of Air Resources is responsible for the preservation, protection and improvement of the air resources of the State. This is accomplished mainly through regulating the emission of air pollutants from stationary sources, and more recently, from mobile sources.
Office of Waste Management
This office provides fair, comprehensive and consistent regulation of the investigation and remediation of hazardous waste and hazardous material releases consistent with federal program. The State program is designed to determine if a site poses a threat to human health and the environment and efficiently determine a remedy which is effective.
Pollution Prevention Program
This program simply stated, promotes pollution prevention (P2) by putting into practice the common sense idea that the best way to manage waste is to avoid generating it in the first place.
ResourceXchange – Rhode Island Resource Recovery
The ResourceXchange is a free program designed to help businesses find markets for non-hazardous materials that have been traditionally discarded. ResourceXchange helps businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies save resources and money. The program conserves energy, resources, and landfill space by helping businesses and organizations find alternatives to the disposal of valuable materials or wastes. The ResourceXchange can assist you, and ultimately your bottom line, by: 1) Reducing recurring disposal costs. 2) Finding reusable items and feedstock materials at little to no cost. 3) Mitigating storage and staff expenses. 4) Enhancing the environmental image of companies. 5) Achieving corporate and community environmental goals. The end result is that your expenses go down, your image is enhanced, and the amount of discards entering the landfill is reduced thereby minimizing environmental impact. Please visit our site to learn more or contact Paul Caccia at PaulC@rirrc.org.
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Rhode Island Government Portal
Rhode Island Governor’s Office
Rhode Island Home Page
Rhode Island Resource Recovery
Rhode Island State Government
United States Environmental Protection Agency-Region 1, New England
This agency serves the environmental programs in Connectitcut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.