Title 16

Chapter 111
School Waste Recycling and Refuse Disposal

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-111-2

§ 16-111-2. Waste audit/report.

(a) On or after January 1, 2022, and every three (3) years thereafter, every educational entity shall coordinate and cooperate with the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation (RIRRC) for the purpose of conducting school waste audits. These audits shall produce waste management reports that shall be collected, maintained, and delivered to the educational entity. The waste audits shall be performed at every educational entity.

(b) Waste audits and any reports required herein shall include guidelines and strategies on reducing waste for each educational entity to incorporate into its food waste reduction and recycling programs in an effort to eliminate food waste, promote recycling, and provide food to local communities.

(c) Educational entities, using the guidelines and strategies pursuant to subsection (b), shall design and implement a waste collection system in accordance with applicable state law for the diversion of items including, but not limited to, paper, books, furniture, computers, office supplies, plastic, glass, cardboard, and surplus foods.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any waste audit conducted pursuant to this section shall be provided free of charge by the RIRRC.

History of Section.
P.L. 2021, ch. 344, § 1, effective September 1, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 345, § 1, effective September 1, 2021.