PRESS RELEASE: Public Works rolls out automated trash collection program



July 28, 2020 

Patricia Resende 
Dir. of Project Management & Communications 

Public Works Department rolls out automated trash collection program  

 EAST PROVIDENCE, RI —  The City of East Providence Dept. of Public Works is pleased to announce the rollout of an automated trash collection program. The program, which utilizes 95-gallon trash carts, will begin August 3, 2020.

Beginning August 3, residents may place their new automated trash carts out for pick up. All trash bags must be placed in the cart provided to residents. Any items placed outside of the trash cart will NOT be collected.
Residents are asked to place their trash carts curbside any time after 3 p.m. on the evening before their regularly scheduled trash day. Trash carts should be placed at the curb with wheels and handle toward the curb or home and approximately 3 feet apart from yard waste barrels and recycling carts.
Residents requiring an additional trash cart may purchase the cart by mailing a $45 check made payable to City of East Providence/DPW. Please include address for trash cart drop off and a contact phone number on check. A check may be mailed to City of East Providence/DPW, Office of Rubbish and Recycling, 145 Taunton Ave. East Providence, RI 02914. Checks may also be placed in the City Hall drop box located on the Grove Avenue side of City Hall.
Residents requiring bulky item pickup must contact the Department of Public Works office of Rubbish & Recycling at 401-435-7701 to schedule a pickup appointment. The items will be collected (as they were in the past) one bulky item per week, per household, but by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Old trash barrels can be repurposed and used for yard waste or brought to the Public Works Complex at 60 Commercial Way to be recycled.


For questions or more information, please contact DPW Program Coordinator, Donna McMahon at  (401) 435-7701 Fax: 434-1725.