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These items have a Woonsocket-specific instruction:

 

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Questions on the Woonsocket-specific information? 

Material Recycling Facility: 943 River St., Woonsocket (Highway Division property). Hours: M-F 7am - 3:15pm and Saturdays 8am - 11:45am (excluding holidays). Visit the Recycling Facility website here. The city also has a Swap Shed at the Material Recycling Facility where small dishes, small appliances, toys, tools, fixtures and nick-knacks can be dropped off for reuse. 

Department of Public Works (DPW): 169 Main Street, Woonsocket. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4pm.
Bulky Waste stickers can be obtained at the DPW. Proper identification and proof of residency/ownership is required. Also, see the Bulk Item List.
Contact: Call 767-8880 or visit Woonsocket's Solid Waste & Recycling website.
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Antifreeze: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility (must be Ethylene Glycol based).

Appliances (large/white goods): For residents that are part of the city’s curbside collection program, these items are picked up curbside, free of charge, up to 1 item per week. These items include refrigerators, dryers, or dishwashers, etc. Residents must obtain a free sticker from the DPW. Proper identification and proof of residency/ownership is required. After obtaining an orange sticker, the resident/property owner must contact Waste Management (telephone number 1-800-972-4545) to schedule an appointment for the pickup of the item OR drop off at Material Recycling Facility, free of charge, for all residents, no sticker required.

Appliances (w/ Freon): For residents that are part of the city’s curbside collection program, these items are picked up curbside, free of charge, up to 1 item per week. These items include refrigerators, dryers, or dishwashers, etc. Residents must obtain a free sticker from the DPW. After obtaining an orange sticker, the resident/property owner must contact Waste Management (telephone number 1-800-972-4545) to schedule an appointment for the pickup of the item. OR drop off at Material Recycling Facility, free of charge, for all residents, no sticker required.

Auto Batteries: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Batteries: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility. Rechargeable batteries only (no alkaline/single-use batteries accepted).

Books: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility. The “Big Hearted” bin accepts books, videos/VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and audio books.

Bulky Rigid Plastic: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Bulky Waste: For residents that are part of the city’s curbside collection program, these items are picked up curbside, free of charge, up to 1 item per month. These include non-recyclable items that do not fit into the burgundy carts, such as couches, chairs, tables, rugs, etc. Residents must obtain a free sticker from the DPW. After obtaining a green sticker, it can be dropped off at Material Recycling Facility. OR the resident/property owner must contact Waste Management (telephone number 1-800-972-4545) to schedule an appointment for the pickup of the item.

Cardboard: All flattened cardboard must fit inside of the recycling cart, with the lid closed. Cardboard that does not fit can be dropped off at the Material Recycling Facility.

Carpeting/Rugs: For residents that are part of the city’s curbside collection program, these items are picked up curbside, free of charge, up to 1 item per month. These include non-recyclable items that do not fit into the burgundy carts, such as couches, chairs, tables, rugs, etc.  Residents must obtain a free sticker from the DPW. After obtaining a green sticker, it can be dropped off at Material Recycling Facility. OR the resident/property owner must contact Waste Management (telephone number 1-800-972-4545) to schedule an appointment for the pickup of the item. 

Christmas Trees: Picked up curbside during the first 2 weeks of January.

Clothing/Textiles: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.   

Cooking Oil: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

E-waste: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility. Includes TVs, computer, printers, monitors, computer equipment, microwaves, etc. Must show proof of Woonsocket residency (ID required).

Extra Recycling: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Furniture: For residents that are part of the city’s curbside collection program, these items are picked up curbside, free of charge, up to 1 item per month. These include non-recyclable items that do not fit into the burgundy carts, such as couches, chairs, tables, rugs, etc. Residents must obtain a free sticker from the DPW. After obtaining a green sticker, it can be dropped off at Material Recycling Facility. OR the resident/property owner must contact Waste Management (telephone number 1-800-972-4545) to schedule an appointment for the pickup of the item.

Ink Cartridges: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Leaf & Yard Waste: For residents that are part of the city’s curbside collection program; Picked up curbside during two 10-week periods, one in the spring and one in the fall. See the Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Schedule on the website for exact collection weeks. Yard waste include leaves, grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc. Place yard waste in compost bags or closed barrels (with lids) clearly marked ‘yard waste’ and leave them at the curb on your collection day by 7:00 am.

OR Drop off: For the remainder of the spring, summer and fall weeks when there is no curbside collection of leaves and yard waste, a drop-off site will be provided. The drop-off site is located on Mill Street (off of River Street) in Blackstone, MA and will be open Wednesdays from 8 am to 3:15 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 3:45 pm, for those residents having the appropriate yard waste sticker; all residential properties in the City of Woonsocket are included in the yard waste drop-off program. Stickers can be obtained at the DPW, at a cost of $25.00. Proper identification and vehicle registration is required. Commercial vehicle registrations are excluded from this program. Click here for details.

Mattresses: Drop off, FREE of charge, at Material Recycling Facility Must show proof of Woonsocket residency (ID required). ALL mattresses (boxsprings) MUST be bagged or wrapped and sealed in plastic. OR picked up curbside (fees apply) by contacting Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 to schedule an appointment. Either option is available to ALL Woonsocket residents. 

Motor Oil & Filters: Drop off at North Smithfield Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-3:00 pm, Sat. 9am-3pm. OR see this list of other facilities.

Paper for Shredding: Free at yearly City events, call DPW for updates.

Plastic Bags & Film: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Polystyrene: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Propane Tanks: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Scrap Metal: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility.

Shredded Paper: Drop off at Material Recycling Facility. Shredded paper must be in clear bags.

 

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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.