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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. 282; 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 for a fee (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 for a fee (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 for a fee (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: Free pickup curbside. Rugs must be cut 4’ and under, rolled and tied, one room per weekly pickup. OR drop off at the Transfer Station for a fee (call for pricing).

Christmas Trees: Place curbside on your regular collection day during the month of January, or drop off at the Transfer Station.

Construction & Demolition Debris: For wood, picked up curbside. Wood must be no longer than 3' long and tied in small bundles weight no more than 75lbs. The wood must be free of nails, screws and staples. One bundle per trash day. No sand, dirt, sod, rocks, demolition lumber, broken concrete, asphalt, plaster, tile, brick or other construction material will be collected. OR drop off at the Transfer Station for a fee (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. 

Extra Recycling: Drop off at the Transfer Station.

Furniture: Free pickup curbside, one (1) piece per trash day, per household. OR drop off at the Transfer Station for a fee (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 December 1, 2017. 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. Yard waste will be picked up from April until October only. Leaves ONLY are picked up from late October into early December. Do not mix leaves with any other yard waste at this time.  OR drop off at the Transfer Station for a fee (call for pricing). 

Mattresses & Box Springs: Picked up curbside for a fee of $16 by calling DPW for an appointment. 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. 

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

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 for a fee (call for pricing, may be applicable).

Tires: Drop off at the Transfer Station, up to 4 tires.


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