Press Release: East Providence DPW releases chip-a-tree recycling program


December 20, 2021




East Providence DPW

Program Coordinator

Donna McMahon

 (401) 435-7701


Office of the Mayor

Patricia Resende

(401) 529-3207

East Providence DPW releases chip-a-tree recycling program 

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. –The East Providence Department of Public Works will be collecting and chipping Christmas trees for use as mulch for City projects. Residents have the option of dropping off trees or curbside collection.


Christmas tree drop off dates and locations:

Dec. 26, 2021 - Jan. 22, 2022

  • Agawam Field
  • Hull St. Playground
  • Pierce Field
  • Central Ave Playground 
  • Silver Spring Playground
  • Kent Field
  • Riverside Rec Field
  • Grassy Plain Park
  • Sabin Point Park
  • Carousel Parking Lot


Christmas tree curbside collection:

Jan. 10, 2022 – Jan. 22, 2022

  • Place trees at the curb for collection
  • Please remove all ornaments, lights and stands
  • TREES ONLY please
  • No wreaths, garland, roping or artificial trees
  • Trees will be collected by city work crews and chipped 
  • They are NOT collected with your weekly trash pickup