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Refuse & Recycling Division

The Refuse/Recycling Division is responsible for the oversight of all residential rubbish, recycling, yard debris, and appliance collection programs. It's the mission of Refuse/Recycling Division to reduce the amount of waste and reliance on landfills through waste reduction, recycling and reuse programs. 

To accomplish the mission, the Division manages the Forbes Street Compost Site and the automotive motor oil and antifreeze collection program located at the Public Works Garage on Commercial Way with the assistance of Highway personnel. This division organizes and oversees litter prevention and collection programs including Earth Day events in the spring and the Shoreline Cleanup in the fall. The Division is responsible for the oversight of rubbish and recycling collection contracts for all School Department facilities. Upon request, the division provides components for education curriculum, classroom presentations and field trips.

The Refuse/Recycling Division is part of the Department of Public Works and has an office at the City's municipal garage located at 60 Commercial Way.

For answers to your disposal questions, please see our FAQs. 

“Let’s Recycle Right! To learn what’s recyclable in your blue recycling cart, check out Resource Recovery’s website”

See the Recycling Right in RI: Complete How-To by clicking the video above.

No Recycling Bins / No Trash Collection!

If your recycling cart is not at the curb on recycling weeks rubbish will not be collected. Leave recycling bins at the curb until trash has been collected.

Recycling Saves Tax Dollars!  Please do your part.