Trash Pickup & Recycling

The Department of Public Works oversees the trash collections for the town. Please call 401-886-8620 or -886-8621 with any questions. The town would like to thank you for your continued cooperation and support for recycling which helps to reduce our waste disposal costs.


Transfer Station

8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Find information on transfer station services (PDF).

Recycle Bin Items

Check out Resource Recovery's website for what to recycle in your recycle bin at


Curbside appliance pickup will be provided 1 day a month by appointment only. The town accepts Freon items including refrigerators and air conditioners in addition to other household appliances and metals. Residents must call 401-886-8620 or 401-886-8621 to schedule their pickup.

Bulky Pickup

Free pickup curbside for bulky items, such as furniture, carpet, etc. at a limit of 1 item per week. Place next to trash barrel or drop off at the Transfer Station.


Please call our office for e-waste disposal instructions at 401-886-8620.

Mattresses & Box Springs

Acceptable mattresses and box springs must not be severely damaged, wet, soiled or bug-infested.

Free curbside pickup will be provided one day a month by appointment only. Residents must call 401-886-8620 or 886-8621 to schedule their pickup. Mattresses and box springs will also be accepted from residents for free on Saturdays at the Transfer Station.

A Mattress Disposal Guide is available.

Businesses and organizations should visit for no-cost recycling solutions.

Yard Waste

Curbside pickup will be provided for organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings, weeds, hedge clippings, brush and branches two (2) inches in diameter or less. All yard waste must be either bagged, bundled or barreled. All brush and branches shall be tied together in lengths no greater than four (4) feet for curbside pickup. Yard waste will also be accepted from residents for free on Saturdays at the Transfer Station.

Hazardous Waste

Resource Recovery hosts the Eco-Depot household hazardous waste events. For the complete list of what is accepted, list of event dates, or to make an appointment, visit