2013 Trash & Recycling
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Leaf And Yard
Waste Program Ended December 15, 2012. To
continue yard waste pick-up all debris must be placed in
brown bio-degradable bags only. Contact Department of
Public Works at 233-1440.
Pick-Up, trees must be free of all Items and
no plastic bags.
Mattress/Box Spring & Electronic Recycling
Mattress & Box Spring:
Residents can go to the recycling office and pay the
$15.00 fee per item or they can mail a check to the
recycling office prior to the requested pickup. Checks
must be made payable to the "Town of North Providence",
and be accompanied by a note stating the address where
the mattresses or box spring are located and phone
number, in case of a change to scheduled date of pick
Televisions & Electronics: Residents can
bring all electronic equipment to the recycling office,
including cell phones, computers, micro-wave ovens (must
be clean), power tools, CD players, etc. Residents can
bring televisions to the recycling office at no charge.
If a resident has a television which is larger than
normal (projection type, console) they may also bring it
to the recycling office, however, if they want the Town
to pick it up, there will be a $15.00 fee per item.
Recycling Saves Tax Dollars
Now Recycling Just Got Easier!
It’s now OK to mix your recyclables
together! No new bin is necessary – simply
use what you have. Your recycled paper,
cardboard, and containers will be mixed in
the collection truck too. And don’t worry,
mixing is a good thing! Our new recycling
facility will do the rest. Now it’s either
recycling or it isn’t.
Total Participation Recycling
for North Providence
The Town of North Providence will
no longer collect garbage from residents who do not recycle.
Read more here
Get More Recycling Information
including Green Ideas, Environmental News, Local
Collection Events and more at
Frequently Asked Questions
Is trash, recycling, and yard
waste pick-up delayed due to a holiday?
When a holiday occurs, normal scheduled pick-ups are one day
example, for a Monday
holiday, Monday’s pick-up
is Tuesday, Tuesday’s is Wednesday ……..and Friday’s is
Here are the holidays that affect the schedule for trash pickup
- these dates are also noted on the
2013 Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule
here (pdf) -
dates are also noted on the
New Year's Day
Monday in January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday in May
Monday in August
Monday in September
Monday in October
Thursday in November
** Please note that Presidents Day in
February is NOT considered a holiday for trash collection
What are the
Rubbish must be at
the curb by 5:30 am on the day of collection.
No more than 10 containers, barrels,
or bags are permitted for a single family dwelling (For example, 6 bags of trash and 4 chairs)
Containers or barrels shall be of
the 24 gallon capacity; and plastic bags shall be no larger than 30
55 gallon drums, custom-made barrels
or containers larger than 30 gallons are not acceptable.
Items must not weigh over 60 pounds
in any one container, barrel or bag.
Bricks, earth gravel, rocks, or dead
animals are not acceptable for collection.
There is a rubbish ordinance in existence which
prohibits placing trash curbside no sooner than 24 hours before pick
up day and all trash receptacles must be returned to the yard before
the end of pick up day.
Are there organizations that
can reuse my “heavy-items”?
RI Donation Exchange Program: 831-5511,
www.ridep.com; The Salvation Army: 421-5270; Goodwill:
Cardboard box recycling?
Cardboard is a recyclable item. Cardboard put out as trash will not
be thrown away. If cardboard is not properly cut to
approximately 36” x 36” (3 feet by 3 feet) and put near, or with the Green Recycle Bin, the
Recycling collector will not accept it either. Residents are also
reminded that cardboard boxes may not be used as a trash container.
Improperly cut cardboard put to the curb or cardboard boxes containing
trash will not be collected by the recycling or trash collector.
asked to please take the little extra necessary time to properly
cut cardboard down to size. Cutting cardboard down properly not only
reduces the amount of garbage we’re throwing away, but also saves your
tax dollars, because recycled items are disposed of at the landfill for
How to I dispose of a refrigerator, stove,
washer, dryer or water heater?
goods/appliances are collected on the
2nd Friday of the month.
To schedule a pick up, call
MTG Disposal at
by 11:00 AM on the
Thursday before the first Friday, leaving your address and the item
Per state law,
please remove all doors from refrigerators. Place white goods/appliances out for collection no earlier than 24 hours
before the scheduled pick-up day.
I dispose of leftover paint?
The best option is to use up all of the paint. If you have a substantial
amount left over from your project, try contacting elementary schools,
theater groups, Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House, or
other community groups to see if they can use your paint for their
Latex paint: Allow the paint to
solidify, and then dispose the paint and the can in your regular trash.
There are commercially available agents (as well as cat litter, sand or
sawdust) that speed the solidifying process along. You can also simply
pour thin layers (about 1" of paint) into a cardboard box lined with
plastic and then allow the paint to dry one layer at a time until all
paint has hardened.
Oil paint: Oil paint is a
household hazardous waste, and must be taken to the Eco-Depot, either
the main location at the Central Landfill in Johnston or at one of the
satellite locations held around the state.
How do I dispose of residential yard waste?
Residential yard waste shall be
defined as organic material such as but not limited to leaves, grass
cuttings, shrubbery, brush and branches 6 inches in diameter or less or
other material that may be naturally biodegradable. The following
conditions are required:
Yard waste is
collected from April 1st through May 31st and then again from
October 1 through the second week in December - or until the
Yard waste must be
placed at the curb on your regular day of collection.
Yard waste must be
placed in acceptable biodegradable containers or paper bags.
acceptable, but must be left uncovered.
Branches and brush
must be cut in lengths of 3 feet, bundled and tied.
Wood must be free of
nails, cut to lengths of 3 feet and properly bundled and tied.
Call the Department
of Public Works at 233-1440 for details
there a limit on yard waste disposal?
However, during the fall leaf
season (October 1 through the second week in December or first
snow fall), please try to space out your leaves over several
weeks. The trash hauler is required to take no more than 8 paper
bags of yard waste. Yard waste in cardboard boxes is not
How about my
Christmas tree pickups are scheduled in January (dates announced annually) on your regular trash pickup day. Please remove all
ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stands.
What items are recyclable?
Recovery Corp web site
www.rirrc.org or speak with Bob Nascimento, North
Recycling Coordinator, at 232-0900, ext. 233. Click
here for a guide from the RIRRC.
How do I get a new recycling
bin? Is there a cost?
Replacement recycling bins are available for $5.00 at the
Recycling Office, 1995 Smith Street.
Can I recycle used motor oil?
Used oil filters?
Used motor oil and oil
filters may be
recycled at the Public Works facility between 7:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Who are the Town's trash contractors?
MTG Disposal at
collects all residential refuse,
bulky items and
Can I recycle ink jet cartridges?
Ink jet cartridges can be recycled with free, postage paid, ink jet
mailers available for the public in the Recycling office in Town Hall. You can take as many as you need.