Scrap Metal

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Keep out of Landfill via Special Program:
If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local scrap metal instructions for its residents. Statewide options that are open to all RI residents are also listed below. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another.

Trash:
If none of the above is an option, please dispose of this item in your regular trash. Cities and towns with automated trash collection carts require all trash to fit inside the cart. Cities and towns that empty trash by hand (using your own barrels) may have special instructions for items too large to fit in trash bags. Search for "bulky waste" to find your local disposal instructions. 

This item breaks the basic rule for metal recycling in your bin or cart—it’s not a can, lid, or foil. When it comes to metal, only cans, lids, and foil are eligible for your mixed recycling.

When  applicable, always  remove  as  much  non-metal  from  scrap metal items  as  possible  (plastic,  foam,  textile,  etc.).  Scrap  metal  items  that  are  less  than  100%  metal  are  evaluated  on  a  case-by-case  basis.  Fees may apply.


City/Town Resident Options:
Statewide Options: