Questions on the Newport-specific information?
Clean City Program Recycling Drop-off Area/City Yard: 80 Halsey St., Newport.
Contact: 845-5613; Newport Clean City Program's website.
Visit the Bulky Waste website.
Self-service hours for certain items: Books, Clothing/Textiles, Cardboard, Scrap Metal (small metal appliances), Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm.
Items that require assistance: Cooking Oil, Motor Oil & Filters, Scrap Metal (larger items). Mon.-Fri. 7:00am – 3:30pm (if no staff is available at The Clean City Office, please report to the front office at Public Services Streets & Sidewalks Division for direction - hours may vary – please check the website or call ahead to make sure we are here to assist).
Newport Transfer Station (owned/operated by Waste Management): 65 Halsey St., Newport. Hours: Mon-Fri 8-11:45am, 12:30-3:15pm; Sat 8-12. Newport residential property owners are allowed two (2) trips, up to 500lbs each, to Waste Management Inc's Newport transfer station per fiscal year (July 1- June 30) at no charge. Residents must show proper forms of ID and proof of residency. Complete guidelines here.
Appliances (white goods): These items are picked up curbside twice per month, for a fee. OR Drop off small metal appliances such as toaster ovens at the Recycling Drop-off Area (self-service). Visit the Bulky Waste website for complete details.
Asphalt, Brick, Concrete: These items are not acceptable to throw away, but residents may contact the following construction companies, which may take these materials for free: Mello (847-3377), J.A.M. (847-7163), or Peckham Brothers (846-0274).
Bulky Rigid Plastic: Drop off at the Spring/Fall Recycling Day events to be recycled, OR these items are picked up curbside twice per month, for a fee. OR bring to Transfer Station. Visit the Bulky Waste website for complete details.
Cardboard: All flattened cardboard must fit inside of the recycling cart, with the lid closed. For cardboard that does not fit, bring to the Recycling Drop-off Area (self-service) or to the Transfer Station.
Christmas Trees: Picked up curbside during one week in January. Visit website for schedule.
Clothing/Textiles: Drop off at the Recycling Drop-off Area (self-service) to the Big Brothers Big Sisters donation bin, or visit their website for a list of bins in Newport. OR visit the following donation centers: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State at 1341 West Main Rd. (in Airport Plaza) or Planet Aid at 7 West Main Rd. (at One Mile Corner).
Construction & Demolition Debris: Drop off at to Transfer Station.
Leaf & Yard Waste: Yard Waste collection is offered for in January (with Christmas tree pickup), one week in mid-March, four weeks in April, every other week through the spring and summer, and for four weeks combined in November & December. Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass, herbaceous material, brush, and branches up to 3 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. Yard waste can be set out in brown paper leaf bags or loose in barrels up to 32-gallons in size. As of November 2014, barrels no longer need to be labeled "yard waste." Twigs & branches can be bundled with twine into reasonably sized bundles if they do not fit into bags or barrels. Yard waste must be free of litter and will not be collected in plastic bags. There is a limit of 20 bags of yard waste per collection.
Mattresses: Drop off at the Transfer Station for recycling if clean, dry and free of living organisms, free of charge. Unacceptable items may be picked up curbside twice per month or brought to the Transfer Station, for a fee. Visit the Bulky Waste website for complete details.
Motor Oil & Filters: Drop off at the Recycling Drop-off Area (this item requires assistance).
Paper for Shredding: Free shredding at the Spring/Fall Recycling Day events, check with the Clean City Program for updates.
Scrap Metal: For small metal appliances, drop off at the Recycling Drop-off Area (self-service). For larger items, drop off at the Recycling Drop-off Area (this item requires assistance).
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.