Questions on the Foster-specific information?
Department of Public Works (DPW Yard): 86 Foster Center Road, Foster. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-2:30pm.
Contact: 401-392-9204; Foster DPW's website
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.
Books and Media: Drop off at the DPW Yard into the Discover Books bin, including books and commercially recorded media such as CDs, DVDs, records and books on CD.
Bulky Waste: Free pickup curbside. Call Rambone Disposal at 946-1360 to schedule a pickup. NOTE: No construction material of any kind is picked up curbside and homeowners are responsible for calling a private hauler for a dumpster.
Clothing/Textiles: Drop off at the DPW Yard into the 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.
Mattresses & Box Springs: Drop off at the DPW Yard by stopping in at the Department of Public Works office first. 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 appears to contain bed bugs, it will be rejected mattress and will be charged at a rate of $50. Before any mattress deemed rejected/unrecoverable (per program criteria) will be accepted by DPW, 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. The 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.
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.