Questions on the East Providence-specific instructions?
Department of Public Works (DPW Yard): 60 Commercial Way. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4. Summer hours (May 1 – Labor Day): Mon. – Fri. 7:30-3:30pm. This is a self-service drop off area.
Contact: Recycling Office at 435-7710 or visit the DPW/Recycling website.
Forbes Street Compost Site: Open select Saturdays in the Fall as needed. Dates posted on the DPW/Recycling's website and in the local newspaper.
Antifreeze: Drop off at DPW Yard.
Appliances (large/white goods): Picked up curbside on one Saturday per month. Residents must purchase a $10 recycling sticker (stickers can be purchased at City Hall Engineering Office) by 10:00 AM on the preceding Friday to scheduled collection. Appliances can be placed at the curb for collection not more than 24 hours in advance.
Appliances (w/ Freon): Picked up curbside on one Saturday per month. Residents must purchase a $10 recycling sticker (stickers can be purchased at City Hall Engineering Office) by 10:00 AM on the preceding Friday to scheduled collection. Appliances can be placed at the curb for collection not more than 24 hours in advance.
Auto Batteries: Drop off at DPW Yard.
Books: Drop off at DPW Yard. OR one of the drop off container located at the following locations in the City: East Providence Senior Center located, 610 Waterman Avenue, rear parking lot; St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street; Shaw’s, 585 Taunton Avenue; American Legion, 850 Willett Avenue.
Bulky Rigid Plastic: Drop off at DPW Yard.
Cardboard: If flattened cardboard doesn't fit inside of the recycling cart, lay it across the top of your recycling cart, tucked under the lid. Or drop off at DPW Yard into the "cardboard only" dumpster.
Christmas Trees: Christmas trees are recycled in our chip-a-tree program. Residents can drop off trees at local neighborhood playgrounds/parks after Christmas. Trees are collected curbside during the first two weeks of January to be collected by city crews for the chip-a-tree program.
Clothing/Textiles: Drop off at one of the Kiducation collection boxes located in the city: Senior Center, 610 Waterman Avenue; Fuller Library, 610 Dover Ave.; Rite Aid located at the corner of Pawtucket & Warren Avenue.
Cooking Oil: Drop off at DPW Yard.
E-waste: Drop off at DPW Yard. Accepts: TVs, CRT Monitors, CPUs and all other items such as printers, cartridges, wire and cable, UPSs, VHS/DVD players and anything with a plug, including hair dryers, blender, toaster, etc.
Extra Recycling: Households that find that they are filling their single recycling cart on a weekly basis may submit a request for a second cart. Call the Recycling Office for more information.
Leaf & Yard Waste: Placed curbside on your regular collection day from April until mid December (weather permitting)- check the DPW/Recycling website or call for December end date. 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. Brush and small branches must be 4' or less and tied in bundles 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, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. There is no charge for Yard Debris stickers. 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 Fall as advertised, including leaves, grass, branches, limbs and other tree related material /vegetative material only. Residents must show a valid driver’s license as proof of residency. Yard Debris in plastic bags will not be accepted. NO commercial vehicles are permitted.
Mattresses & Box Springs: Mattresses will no longer be picked up with the regular trash, but rather, picked up separately on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Make an appointment via the online form or call the Recycling Office before the Thursday preceeding the pickup dates.
Motor Oil & Filters: Drop off at DPW Yard.
Paper for Shredding: Free at yearly town events, call the Recycling Office for details.
Propane Tanks: Drop off at DPW Yard, up to 20 lb tanks accepted and valve must be removed.
Shredded Paper: Drop off at DPW Yard and place in our dedicated recycling containers marked "Shredded Paper only," which are located by the red shed in the drop off area. Shreds must be double bagged in clear or semi-clear bags. Please note when containers are full city worker empties the bags of shredded paper in our cardboard dumpster that is collected by MTG.
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