Let Worms Do Your Home and Office Composting

KINGSTON, R.I. — Sejal Lanterman has kept worms under her kitchen sink, and currently has some in the basement and at the office.

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Aluminum is King of Collected Metals in Rhode Island

Aluminum represents almost all of the metals collected in Rhode Island, but is still only about 1 percent of the total recyclables collected — 961 tons in fiscal 2009, according to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, which runs the Central Landfill in Johnston.

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Veteran Composter Unhappy About Buried Waste

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — On many occasions, Michael Merner has walked out of an environmental meeting carrying a teabag wrapped in a napkin. For a man who understands and appreciates the benefit of organic matter, he finds it frustrating when composting is ignored.

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