Rubbish, Recycling & Waste Disposal
Curbside Collection & Drop-Offs
2012 -13 Holiday Schedule click here
The City is responsible for collection and disposal of all refuse generated in the course of daily living from within the household. All material must be in containers or bags that one person can lift into the collection vehicle. All material must be at the curb by 6:00 AM the day of collection and may not be at the curb before 3:00 PM the day prior to collection. The City is not responsible for collection of construction, demolition or remodeling materials or debris. To report a missed collection or additional information, please call (401) 435-7710
Furniture and other household items
If usable try to recycle old furniture Call RI Donation Exchange 831-5511. If not usable one item per week at curb. Rugs cut to 4', rolled and tied. Mattress & Box Spring, one set per week
Major Appliance Collection
Household appliances: (washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, hot water tanks, air conditioners, gas grills, etc) are collected on two Saturdays per month. Residents must purchase a $10 recycling sticker (stickers can be purchased at City Hall Engineering Office) by 11:00 AM on the preceding Friday to schedule a collection. Appliances can be placed at the curb for collection not more than 24 hours in advance.
Collection Schedule 2012-2013:
Items requiring recycling stickers for collection:
- Hot Water Tank
- Microwave (built in)
- Swing Set (Dismantled)
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Grill
- Exercise Equipment
- Other miscellaneous metal item, please call 435-7710
Recycling bins are available at 60 Commercial Way, Monday - Friday at the Highway/Public Works Office open 8am to 4pm. Broken bins are exchanged at no charge. Additional bins are $5.00 each. If you need more information contact the Recycling Office at 435.7710 or 435.7701 during regular business hours.
Yard Debris Bags
Yard Debris is collected on the same day as regular rubbish collection between April 1 and December 31 (weather permitting). All leaves, grass and other vegetative material 2" in diameter or less must be placed in approved reusable containers (trash barrels) with Yard Debris stickers or paper bags that one person can lift into the collection vehicle. Yard debris bags are available in packs of 5 for $1.75 at City Hall, Room 204. There is no charge for Yard Debris stickers. Brush and small branches must be 4' or less and tied in bundles one person can lift into the collection vehicle. The City is not responsible for collection of logs or larger wood waste. Residents may drop off yard debris at the Forbes Street Compost site only on the designated Saturdays in the Spring and Fall as advertised. No commercial materials are accepted at any time.
All yard debris must be in paper bags or approved reusable containers for collection. Bags are available at City Hall, Engineering Division (2nd floor) during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Residents are responsible for the disposal of all materials associated with household construction, demolition and renovation activities regardless of who is doing the work or when it took place.
Household Hazardous Waste
The City is not permitted to collect Household Hazardous Materials per RI DEM regulations. For information on the proper disposal of such items please contact the R I Resource Recovery Corporation at (401) 942-1430 ext. 241.
Miscellaneous Drop-Off Items
The following items may be dropped off at the Department of Public Works, 60 Commercial Way:
- Propane Tanks (empty) 20lb
- Electronic - All televisions, computer equipment monitors, VCR, DVD, & audio equipment.
- Auto Batteries - Antifreeze
- Used oil
For additional solid waste disposal or recycling information:
Donna McMahon, DPW Refuse/Recycling
Ph (401) 435-7701