Questions on the West Warwick-specific information?
Department of Public Works (DPW): 10 Junior Street (behind Horgan School). Mon.-Fri, 7AM - 2:30PM, open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 7 AM-11:30 AM. Contact: DPW at 822-9226 or visit their website.
Appliances (large/white goods): Picked up curbside, Premium Service for a fee of $25. Includes items such as stoves, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters, dishwashers, etc. Residents must purchase a sticker ahead of time at the Dept. of Public Works. No item will be picked up unless a sticker is attached. You can also mail in a payment for a white goods sticker to the DPW, just be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope. OR drop off at DPW for free, but you must check in with the DPW office first.
Appliances (w/ Freon): Picked up curbside, for a fee of $25. Includes items such as refrigerators, air conditioners and other items that contain Freon. Residents must purchase a sticker ahead of time at the DPW. No item will be picked up unless a sticker is attached. You can also mail in a payment for a white goods sticker to the DPW, just be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope. OR drop off at DPW for a fee of $25. Please check in with the DPW office first.
Bulky Rigid Plastic: Drop off at the DPW, free of charge. Acceptable materials include: plastic containers greater than 5 gallons, recycling bins and covers, carts and trash cans, laundry and waste paper baskets, plastic storage bins and large plastic trays, milk and soda crates, lawn furniture such as tables and chairs, and plastic shelving as long as it is smaller than a 96 gallon cart.
Bulky Waste: Picked up curbside, free of charge for the first four pickups, $25.00 for any additional pickups within the year. Includes items such as furniture, carpeting, and items not able to fit into the assigned garbage bin. Pickup is the first and third Saturday of every month. Must be scheduled with the DPW secretary at least 3 days prior to pickup date. Does NOT include construction debris or extra large trash hauls. Please do not place bulk items on curb until the day before the scheduled pick up.
Cardboard: All Flattened cardboard smaller than 3'x5' can be placed in the recycling carts. Cardboard 3'x5' and larger can be dropped off in the cardboard dumpsters at the DPW during office hours.
Carpeting/Rugs: Must be scheduled as a bulky waste pickup. Carpets must be cut to 4-5 ft. lengths; rolled and tied.
Christmas Trees: Picked up curbside January 1st through the third Friday of January. Christmas trees my also be dropped off as yard waste at the DPW during normal business hours.
Clothing/Textiles: Place in Town approved textile bags via Curbside Textile Recycling and leave on your curbside for pickup on scheduled trash day. Please call Curbside Textile Recycling at 401-537-7374 for bags.
E-waste: Drop off at the DPW. Residents can drop off their electronics during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm. Please stop into the office first! Acceptable materials include computers, laptops, servers, routers, televisions, monitors, flat screens, hard drives, mother boards, daughter boards, CD ROMS, inkjet printers, fax machines, typewriters, scanners, toner cartridges, cameras, calculators, cell phones, cordless phones, iPods, chargers, all types of cables and wires, stereos, CD/DVD players, console gaming systems, cassette players, remote controls, and small household appliances NOT INCLUDING glass accessories.
Furniture: Must be scheduled as a bulky waste pickup.
Leaf & Yard Waste: Yard waste pick up will start the first full week of April. Yard waste will be collected on resident's scheduled trash day. Yard waste must be in biodegradable bags or barrels not exceeding 35 pounds. There is a maximum of 15 bags per pickup and bushes/branches must be tied and bundled in 3ft sections. Yard waste will be collected every week April through May, every other week June through September and every week October and November. The yard waste schedule is available on the DPW's website.
Residents may also drop off yard waste at the DPW during normal business hours. Please check in the office. NOTE: The sweeping or blowing of leaves and other yard waste into streets, sidewalks, or into town right of way is prohibited.
Mattresses: All mattresses and box springs MUST be bagged and sealed prior to pick up OR drop off. Picked up curbside, Premium Service for a fee of $20. Residents must purchase a sticker ahead of time at the DPW. No item will be picked up unless it is bagged and a sticker is attached. OR drop off at DPW, free of charge, maximum 5 units per year per resident for free drop off. Please check in with the DPW office. Bags are available for purchase for $4.00 each at the DPW office.
Motor Oil & Filters: Drop off at DPW, free of charge.
Paint: Drop off at DPW, free of charge. NO SPRAY PAINT.
Propane Tanks: Drop off at DPW, free of charge. They MUST be empty.
Scrap Metal: Drop off at DPW, free of charge.
Shredded Paper: Drop off at DPW. *Shredded paper must be double bagged in clear plastic bags and securely tied in order to be accepted in the cardboard dumpster.* Please check in with the DPW office first.
Small Appliances (no Freon): Typically electric items with a cord, can be dropped off with e-waste.
Tires: Drop off at DPW, free of charge.
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.