YARD WASTE COLLECTION
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS will occur on the weeks of April 15th, April 22nd, May 6th and May 20th. Collections occur on your normal scheduled collection day (please see collection map link above) and are scheduled every other week from May through November. Waste Management will collect leaves, grass clippings and branches less than four inches in diameter (and no more than three feet in length) placed either in paper bags, tied in bundles or in 32 gallon garbage cans (no Yard Waste Only sticker needed). Any yard waste material left in plastic bags will be left behind on the curbside. Please see above link for the 2019 Holiday and Yard Waste Calendar.
RHODE ISLAND INDEPENDENCE DAY, OBSERVED FRIDAY, MAY 3rd
CITY OFFICES CLOSED - NO COLLECTION DELAYS
The Newport Clean City Program would like to inform residents that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be OPEN on Friday, May 3rd for the observed RI Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday collection services will not be affected. Clean City office will be closed for the day and staff will respond to any inquiries as soon as possible upon our return.
ECO-DEPOT –HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
The next locally scheduled Rhode Island Resource Recovery Eco-Depot events for household hazardous waste disposal are:
April 27, 2019 in Tiverton at Tiverton DPW, 50 Industrial Way and
May 18, 2019 in Jamestown at 76 Melrose Avenue.
For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste please visit: https://www.rirrc.org/recycling-composting-disposal/hazardous-waste/household-hazardous-waste.
For your reference, the FY2019 EcoDepot schedule is provided in the link at the top of the page. Please note that there are fewer community events scheduled as compared to previous years. Most notably, there is not one scheduled for Middletown in the Spring.
For inquiries or to make an appointment for a scheduled event, please call Rhode Island Resource Recovery at 401.942.1430 x241.
BULKY WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
- Bulky Waste Collection program is offered for items that may not fit in City-issued collection carts and cannot be reused or recycled.
- Pickups are available on the first and third Thursday of every month with appointment.
- To purchase a Bulky Waste Sticker, please visit the Collections office at City Hall (cash or check accepted). Items may require more than one sticker (please see Bulk Waste Guidelines).
- Once you have purchased the needed sticker(s) you must call Waste Management at (401) 847-0230 to schedule your pick-up by noon the day before available collection date.
- Please have items stickered and curbside by 6:00 am on the day of your appointment.
- Bulk Waste items may not be placed out more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment or you may be subject to a fine by the Zoning Department.
- If the appointment is missed, the Bulk Waste Sticker(s) will become invalid and you must purchase new sticker(s).
- Bulk Waste Sticker Program is ONLY available for City of Newport residents under the Newport sponsored carts program. Please be sure you qualify before purchasing stickers.
- ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Stickers are not eligible for refunds.
- Residents are also able to bring bulky items to the Waste Management Transfer Station based on the set fee schedule policies. (See Waste Management Transfer Station use below.)
For more information on specific items click here for Bulk Waste Guidelines.
SELF-SERVICE RECYCLING DROP-OFF AREA
Location: 80 Halsey Street, Newport RI
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Self-service recycling is available for certain items: Books, Cardboard, Clothing/Textiles, and Scrap Metal (small metal items, no larger than a grill). Please come within the posted hours - no appointment necessary. If your item does not fall into one of these categories, we CANNOT accept it. If items are still usable please find an appropriate donation option (family, friend or organization).
ELECTRONICS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING AT CITY YARD
NO hazardous waste and NO illegal dumping allowed.
Surveillance is in use!
USED MOTOR OIL AND FILTERS
Used motor oil and filters recycling require staff assistance. (Hours may vary, please call ahead to ensure staff is available to assist 401-845-5617). Check in at the Clean City Office, located in the front office at the Public Services Garage.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRRC) offers free recycling for computers (including monitors, computer towers, laptops and tablets) and TVs to RI households and K-12 schools (public and private). Not accepted items include peripherals (keyboard, mouse, and printer) or other electric or electronic items. There is a state program collection container in every county. You can use any location for computers and TVs coming from your home or a K-12 school.
For more information please visit: https://www.rirrc.org/recycling-composting-disposal/electronic-waste
For additional statewide options that are open to all Rhode Island residents please visit RIRRC: http://atoz.rirrc.org/items/electronics
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is now accepting electronics. Please see the following link for acceptable items (scroll down to “electronics”): http://donateri.org/content/acceptableitems
Indie Cycle, LLC provides electronics recycling drop-off options at events throughout RI. These events welcome people from neighboring cities and towns. No residency requirements and no appointments necessary! Fees may apply.
For more information on upcoming Indie Cycle events: http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/where-we-will-be_20.html
For more information on what is accepted: http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/what-we-take.html
Clean City Quick Tips
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 500 lb 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.
|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 Staff||City Yard Office||(401)845-5617
SHREDDED PAPER REMOVED FROM MIXED RECYCLING
As Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) removed shredded paper from Rhode Island's mixed recycling program, shredded paper is NO longer accepted curbside in mixed recycling containers. RIRRC accepts shredded paper, secured in a bag at their small vehicle area drop off container located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. Look for local shredding drop off events, compost shreds in backyard compost bins or dispose of them in the regular trash. Please see following link for additional information: http://www.rirrc.org/node/313
BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC CARRYOUT BAGS - EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2017
November 1, 2017 - The City Plastic Bag ordinance, which passed March 8th of this year, takes effect today. The ordinance will eliminate the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags. The City is committed to working together with residents, businesses, environmental groups, and volunteers to provide leadership in environmental health and sustainability for our city and island. This ordinance recognized that single-use plastic carryout bags have greatly impacted our community by creating litter on our roadways, polluting the harbor, endangering wildlife, and adding unnecessary cost to waste management. The ordinance is part of Newport Re-Uses, an initiative that will help coordinate, communicate, and create action around stewardship of the environment. To learn more about the ordinance and the Newport Re-Uses initiative visit the website at www.newportreuses.com.
City Ordinance link: