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These items have a Pawtucket-specific instruction: 


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Questions on the Pawtucket-specific information?

Blackstone Valley Transfer Station:
240 Grotto Ave., Pawtucket. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-3:30pm; Sat. 7-11:30am. Phone: 569-3977.

Department of Public Works (DPW): 250 Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm.
Contact & to make an appointment: DPW/Sanitation 728-0500, ext. 233; Pawtucket DPW's website.
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Appliances (large/white goods): Free pickup curbside by calling DPW for an appointment. There is no charge for stoves, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water coolers, or televisions. OR drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing). 

Appliances (w/ Freon): Picked up curbside for a fee of $16 by calling DPW for an appointment. This includes items such as refrigerators, freezers. OR drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

Books: Drop off at the Transfer Station.

Bulky Waste: Free pickup curbside by calling DPW for an appointment. OR drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

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.

Carpeting/Rugs: Drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

Christmas Trees: Place curbside on your regular collection day during the month of January, or drop off at the Transfer Station (fees may apply; call for pricing).

Clothing/Textiles: Place in City approved yellow textile bags via Curbside Textile Recycling and leave curbside for pickup on scheduled your recycling day. Please call Curbside Textile Recycling at 401-537-7374 for bags. Or, drop off in BigsRI clothing donation bins at six locations across the city: DPW, Jenks Junior High (350 Division St.), Pawtucket Animal Shelter (401 Newport Ave.), City Hall (137 Roosevelt Ave.), Boys & Girls Club (1 Moeller Pl.) and the Pawtucket Senior Center (420 Main St.).

Construction & Demolition Debris: Drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

Cooking Oil: Drop off at the Transfer Station.

E-waste: Drop off at the Transfer Station, free of charge. Includes items such as televisions, monitors, computers, computer parts, printers, keyboards, mice, cords and more. OR, drop off on the first Saturday of every month in the parking lot across from City Hall between 8 am and 11am, free of charge. 

Furniture: Free pickup curbside by appointment only, limit of 3 pieces per appointment. OR drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

Ink Cartridges: Drop off at the Transfer Station, free of charge, as part of the e-waste program.

Leaf & Yard Waste: Place curbside on your regular trash collection day April through mid-December. It must be separate from your trash and placed in composting bags or loose in barrels. Yard waste consists of grass, tree limbs, leaves and plants. Tree limbs must be no longer than 3’ in length or 3” in diameter, tied and bundled. OR drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

Mattresses & Box Springs: Picked up curbside for a fee of $16 (cash or check). Appointments and payment must be made in person at DPW. OR drop off at the Transfer Station, free of charge. OR, drop off on the first Saturday of every month in the parking lot across from City Hall between 8 am and 11am, free of charge. Mattresses and box springs must meet the Mattress Recycling Council's requirements for recycling to be dropped off for for free or the $16 curbside rate. Units should be in clean and dry condition.

Motor Oil & Filters: Drop off at the Transfer Station.

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

Propane Tanks: Drop off at DPW.

Scrap Metal: Free pickup curbside. Metal items must be scheduled for pickup by the owner of the property through DPW before putting them on the curbside. OR drop off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).

Small Appliances (no Freon): Typically electric items with a cord, if made primarily out of metal, can be dropped off with scrap metal (fees apply). 

Tires: Drop off at the Transfer Station, up to 4 tires off the rim at no charge. Tires on the rim can also be dropped off at the Transfer Station (fees apply; call for pricing).


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