The Department of Public Works is responsible for the following (see also DPW-Programs for details):
Street and sidewalks
Sanitary sewerage systems
Collection and disposal of refuse and recyclables
Maintenance of public parks
Maintenance of public buildings and grounds
Contact Us: 401-247-1907 for more information please view the bottom of this page
The Department of Public Works and the Recycling Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. Thursday’s refuse and recycling will be collected Friday along with the regular Friday route.
The Department of Public Works will be closed Friday, November 29 however the Recycling Center will be OPEN on Friday. Refuse and recycling must always be at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAY YARD WASTE COLLECTION MAY BE A DAY OR 2 BEHIND.
Yard Waste (leaves, grass, small clippings)
The curbside yard waste pickup is April through mid-December, check the Town calendar or call DPW for program dates. Residents may bring grass & leaves to the yard waste dumpster at the Recycling Center, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Pick-up is the same day of regular refuse collection
Yard waste must be in paper bags or barrels
Yard waste bags are no longer available for sale at Public Works or the Recycling Center.
Trash/Refuse should be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your pickup day.
Mattress Recycling Program
Mattresses from residents will now be accepted at the DPW and will be recycled at NO cost to the Town. This will save nearly 600 mattresses per year from being disposed of at the Central Landfill.
The DPW will accept mattresses between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday at 84 Upland Way.
Mattresses must be dropped off by residents and have to conform to the following requirements:
Mattresses must be DRY
Mattresses must NOT have bed bugs or mold/mildew
Mattresses must NOT be damaged, twisted, or soiled
Limit of no more than 3 mattress pieces per resident per day
Please support the Town’s efforts to reduce the solid waste stream and help the environment.
2019 Metal Collection Schedule - Attachment
Recycling Center now accepts plastic bags - please view plastic bag guildeline attachment
DUE TO THE CLOSING OF OUR STYROFOAM RECYCLER ON MAY 29, 2018 - THE TOWN WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT STYROFOAM FOR RECYCLING.
RI RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE STYROFOAM FROM R.I. RESIDENTS FOR DROP OFF AT THEIR LOCATION
Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at: http://www.rirrc.org
The Recycling Center is located at 84 Upland Way. The hours of operation are now Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.The Center is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Paint is NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Click here to find out how to recycle paint.
Used cooking vegetable oil is accepted at the Recycling Center. Residents may now bring used vegetable cooking oil to the Recycling Center. The collection container is provided by Newport Biodiesel. The cooking oil is processed into biodiesel at their Rhode Island facility. Biodiesel is a renewable, non-toxic fuel that can be used in any diesel engine or oil furnace.
Curbside recycling collection takes place every week on regular refuse collection day. Check the Refuse and Recycling Routes and Schedule for your collection weeks.
Recyclable items may be collected curbside or brought to the center:
Glass beverage containers
Plastic soda/milk containers/drink boxes
Aluminum cans/tin cans
White goods (metal)
White goods (stoves, metal, etc.): Call for appointment
Brush is chipped at curbside in the spring and fall. Call the DPW to schedule an appointment.
Motor oil and oil filters can be brought to the recycling center (no curbside collection)
To dispose of household hazardous waste, call RI Resource Recovery Corporation: (401) 942-1430 Ext. 241
The sewer division provides maintenance and inspection to the Town-wide sanitary sewer system consisting of approximately one hundred miles of sewer lines, six major pump stations, five submersible pump stations, four grinders and one air release chamber.
Damage to your vehicle
RI DOT for construction claims at 222-2468 x 2468 or visit, www.dot.ri.gov and click top right Need Help?
State Road Pot Hole Problems 222-2450
URI Rhode Island Stormwater Solutions http://web.uri.edu/riss/
Turf Management Program 2019
Turf Management Program 2018
Turf Management Program 2017
Turf Management Program 2016
Gail DiPierro, Senior Administrative Assistant
Peggy Schwartz, Administrative Assistant
Alan Corvi, Director of Public Works
John Renquinha, Superintendent of Public Works
DPW Office Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
* DPW office is closed daily for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Recycling Center Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
The Public Works complex, including the Recycling Center, is located at 84 Upland Way.