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Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station (RHRTS):
163 Rose Hill Road, Wakefield. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7am- 3pm. Tags must be purchased for each bag of trash, up to 33-gallons/35 lbs each, for $1.80 per tag.  Tags are sold in sheets of five (5). Recycling is free. More information on the RHRTS can be found on South Kingstown's website.

Department of Public Works (DPW): 509 Comm. Perry Highway, Wakefield. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 – 4:30. 
Contact: Recycling Coordinator at 789-9331 ext. 2259 (hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-12:30 pm), or visit the South Kingstown website.
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Appliances (large/white goods): Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $6.10 each. Assessed at $0.06/lb in addition to the commodity charge if commingled in a mixed load.

Appliances (w/ Freon): Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $18.50 each. Includes: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.  Assessed at $0.06/lb in addition to the commodity charge if commingled in a mixed load.

Auto Batteries: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $2 each. Assessed at $0.06/lb in addition to the commodity charge if commingled in a mixed load.

Books: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station into the book exchange shed.

Bulky Rigid Plastic: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station.

Bulky Waste: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $0.06/lb. or $5.00 minimum. Single bulky items weighing 35 pounds or less may be disposed of with a tag.

Carpeting/Rugs: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $0.06/lb. or $5.00 minimum.

Christmas Trees: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station in December and January.  

Clothing/Textiles: Drop off into the donations boxes around town for Recycling Associates, St. Vincent DePaul.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State has a drop off center at 50 High Street, Wakefield, RI.

Construction & Demolition Debris: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $0.06/lb. or $5.00 minimum.

Cooking Oil: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station.

Extra Recycling: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station.

Furniture: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $0.06/lb. or $5.00 minimum. Single bulky items weighing 35 pounds or less may be disposed of with a tag.

Leaf & Yard Waste: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $1.25 per Yard Waste Tag (residents only- requires proof of residency). Includes leaves and grass clippings in brown paper yard waste bags. No plastic bags. Yard Waste Tags can be purchased at Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station or at South Kingstown Town Hall for $1.25 (residents only). Large brush, bulk quantities of leaves, tree limbs and trunks less than 6” in diameter may be discharged at a rate of $0.035 ($5.00 minimum) for residents only. No branches over 6” in diameter. No branches longer than 4 feet in length. Commercial or NON- residents disposal rates are $0.05/lb. Residential yard waste disposal requires proof of residency.

Mattresses & Box Springs:  Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station, free of charge, for recyclable units. There is a fee of $60 per unit for non-recyclable units (wet, mangled, excessively dirty, infested with bed bugs).

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

Propane Tanks: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee. Propane tanks 25 lbs. or less are $5.00; 25 - 100 lbs. are $20.00. Assessed at $0.06/lb in addition to the commodity charge if commingled in a mixed load.

Scrap Metal: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee of $0.06/lb. or $5.00 minimum.

Tires: Drop off at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station for a fee: $7 (up to 18" diameter, no rim), $13.00 (>19" diameter, no rim), $5.50 (car tires on rim). Assessed at $0.06/lb in addition to the commodity charge if commingled in a mixed load.


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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.