East Providence DPW sponsors Earth Day cleanup


April 12, 2023                                                                        

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East Providence DPW sponsors Earth Day cleanup

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of East Providence Department of Public Works Refuse/Recycling Program is sponsoring Earth Day neighborhood cleanups and beautification projects throughout the city during the months of April and May in celebration of Earth Day.  

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC) will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for the city’s organized/registered groups involved in Earth Day-related cleanup efforts from now until June 3, 2023. These cleanups will collectively be eligible for a tip fee waiver of 10 tons (maximum). This tonnage will not count against the municipality’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) cap. City crews will collect the debris after cleanups and transport material to the RIRRC. 


If you have a Scout or neighborhood group that is interested in volunteering and registering for Earth Day cleanup projects or would like additional information, please contact Donna McMahon, DPW, Refuse/Recycling Program Coordinator at 401-435-7710 or via email at dmcmahon@eastprovidenceri.gov. Registered groups receive yard bags for cleanups and work gloves (while supplies last).


Students needing community service hours are also encouraged to volunteer. Funding for Earth Day cleanup supplies are made possible through a Narragansett Bay Commission grant. Below is a list of the Earth Day projects. The City of East Providence would like to thank these groups for their continued effort in keeping our city’s shoreline and public areas clean of debris and litter.


East Providence Community Earth Day Cleanups and events 2023:

April 15, 2023:  East Providence Girl Scouts

Coordinator:  Linda Arruda

Cleanup area:  East Providence Scout House/351 Willett Ave

Time:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Rain Date:  April 22, 2023


April 16, 2023:  Runnins River Watershed Alliance

Coordinator:  Jill Miller (RRWA Chairperson)

Command Center/cleanup area: Kent Heights field, 80 Clyde Ave

Time:  10am-12pm 

Rain date: Sunday, April 30, 2023

Cleanup to include: Fields, playground, woods around fields and along Boyd Ave.


April 20, 2023:  Rhode Island Energy

Coordinators:  Angela Li and Andrea Moshier

Cleanup area:  Kettle Point Bike Path area and Watchemoket Cove area

Time:  9am set up cleanup ends at 2pm


April 22, 2023:  Narragansett Terrace Resident Association

Coordinator:  Melissa Book

Command Center: The Jetty

Time:  9am-11am

Cleanup area:  Narragansett Terrace Jetty, Terrace Ave/Sea View Ave


April 22, 2023:   East Providence /Seekonk Rotary Club

Coordinator:  David Kent

Cleanup area: Veterans Parkway overlook parking lot to Waterfront Drive 

Time:  10:00am to 12:00pm   Rain or shine


April 22, 2023:  Residents of Argyle Ave Community Cleanup

Coordinator Kellie Marcil

Cleanup area:  trash and debris along Argyle to Wampanoag Trail

Volunteers needed, please meet on Argyle Ave.  Interested residents can call the Public Works office at 435-7701 for more information.   Bags and work gloves will be provided.

Time:  9am-11am


April 22, 2023:   Crescent Park Carousel Neighborhood Cleanup

Coordinator:   Carousel Commission

Cleanup area:   Carousel Area, neighborhood, along Crescent View Ave.  Also cleaning flower beds and planting flowers.   Volunteers welcome and needed!!  Work Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Time:  9:00am – 11am


April 22, 2023:  Rhode Island Clean Water Association / Narragansett Bay Commission

Coordinator:   Evan Matz / Kerri Houghton

Cleanup area:  Beach cleanup, Squantum Point

Time:  12pm-3pm

Volunteers needed.  Site location/parking Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Mem. Pkwy


April 22, 2023:  Citizens/Resident Group

Cleanup area Campbell Ave from Pilgrim Ave to Pawtucket Ave.

Volunteers Needed.  If interested please call the Public Works Office at 435-7701 for more information.   Bags and work gloves will be provided.


April 23, 2023:   Cub Scouts Pack 5 East Providence  Willett Pond

Coordinator:  Anne Tan

Cleanup area:  Willett Avenue Pond fishing area and along the trail

Time:  1 pm to 3 pm


April 29, 2023:  East Providence Historic District Commission, East Providence Historical Society and Friends of East Providence Historic Cemeteries

Cleanup area:  Historical Newman Cemetery cleanup

Time:  10 am to 12:00 pm

Please bring rakes, loppers, and trimmers if possible


April 29, 2023:  Save the Bay and Friends of Sabin Point

Coordinator:  Julie A. Major Grant / July Lewis

Cleanup area:  Sabin Point Park and Shoreline Riverside

Time:  10 am to 12 pm


April 29, 2023:  Free Paper Shredding Event for East Providence Residents

Coordinated by:  EP Public Works and EP Public Library

Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave (side parking lot)

Time:  9am-12pm     Need more info call  401-435-7701

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Hope & Faith Drive


May 13, 2023:  Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse,

Coordinator:  David Kelleher

Cleanup area:  Cove north of EP Water Treatment plant up to Exon property.

Time:  9am-12pm

Rain Date:  May 14, 2023


May 20, 2023:  East Providence Historic District Commission, East Providence Historical Society and Friends of East Providence Historic Cemeteries

Cleanup area:  Historical Littleneck Cemetery cleanup

Time:  10 am to 12:00 pm

Please bring rakes, loppers, and trimmers if possible

Supplies for Earth Day cleanups made possible with part funding from an Earth Day Grant award received from Narragansett Bay Commission.

Anyone interested in volunteering for a cleanup or getting a group together please contact Donna McMahon at 401-435-7701 or 401-435-7500 EXT 40021 or  we can provide work gloves and trash bags.  All debris collected from cleanup events will be pickup for disposal by city crews.