Department of Public Works

New Refuse and Recycling Holiday Schedule

All refuse and recycling will be collected the following day during a holiday week. Monday to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, Friday to Saturday.

See the Yearly Holiday Week Collection Schedule to refer to throughout the year.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the following (see also DPW-Programs for details):

  • Street and sidewalks

  • Snow removal

  • Sanitary sewerage systems

  • Storm drainage

  • Collection and disposal of refuse and recyclables

  • Maintenance of public parks

  • Maintenance of public buildings and grounds

  • Tree maintenance 

  • Streetlights 

  • Contact Us: 401-247-1907 for more information please view the bottom of this page


​Yard Waste (leaves, grass, small clippings) 

The curbside yard waste pickup is April through mid December, check the Town calendar or call DPW for program dates. Residents may bring grass & leaves to the yard waste dumpster at the Recycling Center, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

  • Pick-up is the same day of regular refuse collection

  • Yard waste must be in paper bags or barrels

Trash/Refuse should be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your pickup day. 




The Recycling Center is located at 84 Upland Way. 


The hours of operation are now Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Center is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

  • Paint is NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Click here to find out how to recycle paint. 

  • Used cooking vegetable oil is accepted at the Recycling Center. Residents may now bring used vegetable cooking oil to the Recycling Center. The collection container is provided by Newport Biodiesel. The cooking oil is processed into biodiesel at their Rhode Island facility. Biodiesel is a renewable, non-toxic fuel that can be used in any diesel engine or oil furnace.

  • Recyclable items may be collected curbside or brought to the center: 

    • Newspaper/corrugated cardboard/magazines/books 

    • Glass beverage containers 

    • Plastic soda/milk containers/drink boxes 

    • Aluminum cans/tin cans 

    • Junk mail 

    • White goods (metal) 

    • White goods (stoves, metal, etc.): Call for appointment 

    • Brush is chipped at curbside in the spring and fall. Call the DPW to schedule an appointment. 

    • Motor oil and oil filters can be brought to the recycling center (no curbside collection) 


Mattresses from residents will now be accepted at the DPW and will be recycled at NO cost to the Town. This will save nearly 600 mattresses per year from being disposed of at the Central Landfill. 


The DPW will accept mattresses between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday at 84 Upland Way.


Mattresses must be dropped off by residents and have to conform to the following requirements:


Mattresses must be DRY


Mattresses must NOT have bed bugs or mold/mildew


Mattresses must NOT be damaged, twisted, or soiled


Limit of no more than 3 mattress pieces per resident per day


Please support the Town’s efforts to reduce the solid waste stream and help the environment.




  • Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at:

Sewer Division

The sewer division provides maintenance and inspection to the Town-wide sanitary sewer system consisting of approximately one hundred miles of sewer lines, six major pump stations, five submersible pump stations, four grinders and one air release chamber.

Special Information


Damage to your vehicle

  • RI DOT for construction claims at 222-2468 x 2468 or visit, RI Department of Transportation (vehicle damage, pothole damage, damage to mailboxes, other damages)

  • State Road Pot Hole Problems 222-2450

URI Rhode Island Stormwater Solutions

Turf Management Program

Contact Us

Phone: 247-1907


Gail DiPierro, Senior Administrative Assistant


Peggy Schwartz, Administrative Assistant


Alan Corvi, Director of Public Works


John Renquinha, Superintendent of Public Works

Hours & Location


DPW Office Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday


* DPW office is closed daily for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Recycling Center Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. to noon 




The Public Works complex, including the Recycling Center, is located at 84 Upland Way.