Newport Clean City Program Spring
Event: Saturday April 8 at Easton’s Beach
The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a Spring Recycling Day for ‘harder to recycle’ items on Saturday, April 8th from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. rain or shine in Easton’s Beach east parking lot, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport. This event will accept the following items for recycling: Paper shredding, scrap metal, rigid plastics, clothing and usable household items, books, cooking oil, cardboard and electronics. Please visit http://engagenewport.com/clean-city under the events tab for a detailed list of items accepted and restrictions.
The second portion of the event is open to Newport Residents ONLY – Bulky Waste Amnesty Day – residents may dispose of TWO Bulky trash items per household MAXIMUM (there is a six item max for homeowners who own multiple homes.) Residents must call in advance to make an appointment and MUST bring proof of residency the day of the event (401)845-5617. Appointments will be accepted until close of business April 5th, 2017. There will be no entry until 8 a.m. and gates will close promptly at 12 p.m. This event will NOT accept hazardous waste, Freon containing items (ACs, Fridges, freezers), plastic bags or Styrofoam.
Any residents interested in compost bins will have the opportunity to purchase Earth Machine compost bins at a discounted price. The retail values of the bins are $100 and normally sold for $40 at the Public Service’s City Yard located on 80 Halsey Street, Newport. In honor of recycling and making Newport Clean and Green, Clean City will be offering a special Spring Recycling discount for $35.
|Missed Collections/Snow Delays||Waste Management||(401)847-0230|
|Driver Safety Concerns||Waste Management||(401)847-0230|
|Illegal Dumping||Newport Police||(401)847-1306|
|Clean City (Available 24/7)||Program Information||(401)845-5613|
|Clean City Coordinator||City Yard Office||(401)845-5642|
Clean City Quick Tips
- If you notice a bulky item(s) WITHOUT a BLUE bulk waste sticker in front of a property, feel free to share helpful information with your neighbor about the Bulk Waste sticker program. If item(s) have been left out for over 48 hours, residents are in violation of non-compliance and The Zoning Office can be notified at (401)845-5451. For more information on the Bulk Waste sticker program Click Here...
- If you witness items being illegally dumped, please notify The Newport Police at (401)847-1306 immediately to report this illegal behavior. Please provide as much information as possible so a detailed report can be documented and investigations can ensue to deter future illegal dumping. Clean City only takes care of items illegally dumped on city property. Private property owners have to remove the item(s) from their property.
The Waste Management Transfer station is located on 65 Halsey Street. It is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and they are closed from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a lunch break. They are open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Homeowners must bring a current paper copy property tax bill or water bill along with a government issued ID to use their two free dumps up to 500lb each load during each fiscal year (July 1st- June 30th of the next year). The homeowner MUST be present at the time of the dump NO EXCEPTIONS. Renters in Newport with a current lease or electric bill and government issued ID may use the transfer station at the rates set forth by Waste Management. Customers at the Waste Management Transfer Station are provided hard hats and safety vests that must be worn at the time of the dump. Government issues IDs and proper paperwork must be presented before each transaction. All items are accepted except for hazardous waste, bricks or concrete. For more information please call (401)848-5450. Please note that the City of Newport does NOT own the transfer station.
- If you want to report a missed collection (recycling, trash, yard waste, bulky items), please wait to report it until 4 p.m. on your collection day. You may then call Waste Management’s Missed Collections Line at (401)847-0230 to properly report it. Please make sure your carts are properly placed with no violations.
- Clean City has a self-service recycling drop off stations located at 80 Halsey Street for cardboard, books, clothing, textiles, and scrap metal. At this time, we CANNOT accept any electronic waste for recycling. The Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here for a helpful guide on how you can dispose of your electronic waste.