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Department of Public Works (DPW Yard):
86 Foster Center Road, Foster. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7-3.
Contact: 401-392-9204; Foster DPW's website
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Appliances (large/white goods): Picked up curbside on first Tuesday of each month, regardless of your normally scheduled pick-up day. Call Rambone Disposal at 946-1360 to schedule a pickup. Or, drop off at the DPW Yard.

Appliances (w/ Freon): Drop off at the DPW Yard in the e-waste container. 

Books: Drop off at the DPW Yard into donation box.

Bulky Waste: Free pickup curbside. Call Rambone Disposal at 946-1360 to schedule a pickup. No construction material of any kind picked up. Homeowner responsible for calling private hauler for dumpster. 

Carpeting/Rugs: Free pickup curbside. Call Rambone Disposal at 946-1360 to schedule a pickup. Carpet must be rolled and tied.

Clothing/Textiles: Drop off at the DPW Yard into donation box.   

Cooking Oil: Drop off at the DPW Yard. Container must be labeled with your name and phone number.

E-waste: Drop off at the DPW Yard. Accepts: TVs, CRT Monitors, CPUs and all other items such as printers, cartridges, wire and cables, UPSs, VHS/DVD players and more.

Furniture: Free pickup curbside. Call Rambone Disposal at 946-1360 to schedule a pickup.

Leaf & Yard Waste: No local collection. Residents are encouraged to compost their leaf and yard waste on their property. 

Mattresses & Box Springs: Drop off: Stop in at the Department of Public Works office, Monday-Friday, 7AM-3PM. Proof of Rhode Island residence is required with a valid government ID. No mattress may be dropped off without DPW supervision and inspection. Mattresses deemed to be recyclable will be accepted free of charge. If a mattress is deemed non-recyclable because it's severely damaged, twisted, wet, frozen, heavily soiled, biologically contaminated or appear to contain bed bugs, it will be rejected mattress and will have a charge of $50. Before any mattress deemed unrecoverable (per program criteria) will be accepted, the individual delivering the mattress must pay the $50.00 fee to Town Hall and produce a receipt at the DPW drop off point.

Motor Oil: Drop off at the DPW Yard. Container must be labeled with your name and phone number.

Paper for Shredding: Free paper shredding at periodic town events, typically held in April, call DPW for updates.

Scrap Metal: Drop off at the DPW Yard.

 

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DISCLAIMER: This information is provided to RIRRC by the city/town. While we request that the city/town updates us when information changes, and we verify all information quarterly, you are welcome to contact the city/town directly.