Public Works Department opens Municipal Compost Site/Forbes Street


November 13, 2023


MEDIA CONTACT INFO. :                                               DPW CONTACT INFO:

Office of the Mayor                                                                DPW/Recycling/Refuse

Patricia Resende                                                                   Donna McMahon

(401) 529-3207                                                                      (401) 435-7701                                 


Public Works Department opens Municipal Compost Site/Forbes Street


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The East Providence Public Works Department, Recycling/Refuse Division announces that the Forbes Street compost site will be open to residents on the following Saturdays November 18, 25, and December 2, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DPW will also open the compost site on Friday, November 24, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Residents may drop off leaves, grass, branches on larger than two inches in diameter and other vegetative material suitable for composting at the site. Incoming material must be loose; no plastic bags, no contaminates, no trash or fencing material.  Residents must show a valid driver’s license or state issued ID card as proof of residency. No commercial vehicles are permitted.

The last week for curbside Yard Waste collection is December 11, 2023 – December 15, 2023.  Collections will resume in the spring. 




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