Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8068
Cumberland, RI 02864

Friends of the Blackstone River Environmental Center
100 New River Road
Lincoln, RI 02838

Preserve Elder Ballou Cemetery


Japanese Knotweed Removal @ Japanese Knotweed War
Oct 24 @ 10:30 pm
Japanese Knotweed Removal @ Japanese Knotweed War
Oct 25 @ 10:30 pm
Eco-Depot Hazardous Waste Recycling @ Agnes Little Elementary School
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rhode Island’s Disposal Solution

Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly. The service is available by appointment only. For a list of collection dates and other pertinent information, including the types of waste Eco-Depot accepts, please click on the documents to the left.

Most Common HHW

  • Oil-based paint (Note that latex and other water-based paints are not considered hazardous).
  • Rechargeable batteries (Note that single-use batteries are not considered hazardous).
  • Mercury containing devices (thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent bulbs)
  • Fertilizer and Pool Chemicals
  • Automotive Fluids

View the Full Eco-Depot Recycling Collection Calendar

Japanese Knotweed Removal @ Japanese Knotweed War
Oct 26 @ 10:30 pm
Earth Day Celebration and Cleanup @ Knights of Columbus
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Blackstone River Watershed Council / Friends of the Blackstone along with the Town of Cumberland will hold an Earth Day Clean Up at Heritage Park and Bike Path.

Date and time: May 3, 2014 from 9am to 2pm.

Location: Knights of Columbus,  22 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 (registration begins at 9am)

For more information call the Town of Cumberland.

Thanks to Churrascaria Marques – Grill and Restaurant; Mill Street Pizza and Breakfast; Knights of Columbus, ACE Hardware and the Narragansett Bay Commission.

Canal Cleanout- 9am- Meet at Kelly House @ kelly house
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come out and support Cross Rhode Island paddlers @ BRWC / FOB Environmental Center- Sycamore Landing
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come out and greet the three paddlers who are making an attempt to paddle across Rhode Island this summer.  On Sunday around 11am, this trio will pass the BRWC / FOB Environmental Center.  Come out and cheer them on as they make this historic journey.

River Education Event @ Burrillville Farmers Market Stillwater Mill Pavilion
Jul 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Member of the BRWC / FOB Board will be on-hand to talk to shoppers about the river, the watershed, access points, membership, getting volunteers to help with projects and programs for each organization. Joining our team will be members of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Burrillville Land Trust, and the Glocester Land Trust.

Each organization will be there to represent their own organization as well as talk about the Branch River and Blackstone River Watersheds. Eugenia Marks will conduct a questionnaire about the river.   Come join us.

Used Clothing Drive- Time to clean out those closets! @ See PDF Flyer for Savers Locations
Aug 16 – Aug 25 all-day

The Blackstone River Watershed Council will be holding a used clothing & fundraiser drive. From Saturday August 16th through Sunday August 23rd. Youcan bring your gently used clothing along with, shoes, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, purses, all bedding, linens, towels, comforters, rugs, and stuffed animals to three different Savers stores. Just drive up to the door and be sure to tell them that you are donating for the Blackstone River Watershed Council. For every pound of these items donated Savers will pay us .20 cents a pound!

You may bring other items with you that day and donate them, but we will not get direct credit for any other items other than the ones listed above. The three Savers locations that are participating in our fundraising drive are the Providence Savers, 201 Branch Ave., the Woonsocket Savers, 1500 Diamond Hill Rd. and the North Attleboro, MA Savers at 1385 South Washington Street.

Savers Fundraiser Flyer Final 12 01 AM Check flyer for hours. Any questions, E-mail Judy Hadley at or call: 401-724-5292. Thanks, and Happy Donating!

Electronics Recycling- Four Corners Community Chapel- Cumberland @ Four Corners Community Chapel
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There will be electronics recycling this Saturday from 9am – 1pm at Four Corners Community Chapel.  Bring all of your old e-waste!

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