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Missed Trash or Recycling Pickup? 
Contact Waste Management at
(401)847-0230

For 24-hour information 401-845-5613.

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Quick Contacts

Missed Trash or Recycling Pickup? 
Contact Waste Management at
(401)847-0230

For 24-hour information 401-845-5613.

Snow Delays - (401) 847-0230
Driver Safety Concerns - (401) 847-0230
Report Illegal Dumping - (401) 847-1306
Report Non-Compliance Violations - (401) 845-5451

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Trash & Recycling

Clean City News

COMPOSTING IN NEWPORT

Would you like to compost but aren’t sure of where to start? Have questions? We can help you with that! Please join us for a Virtual Event.
 
Backyard Composting in the Urban Setting
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

 
City of Newport residents who sign up to participate in this FREE webinar sponsored by Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRRC) will have the opportunity to purchase a compost bin for the deeply discounted rate of $10.00 ($120.00 comparable value). Attendance is required.

All participants must pre-register via GoToWebinar using below link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6369978151644153102

There is a limited quantity of compost bins still available through the RIRRC Grant Program first held in April 2021 on a first come first serve basis. To qualify residents MUST sign up for the webinar using the above link and PARTICPATE in the program by attending live. A recording of the program will be available for viewing following the live event however, the $10 bins will be offered to the live participants first.
 
Didn’t register early enough? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! All qualified registrants who attend the webinar or view the recording (as verified by RIRRC) will still be able to purchase a compost bin for a discounted rate of $35.00. The webinar is free and payment for the compost bins will be accepted at the time of distribution. Information on the time & date of distribution to follow at a later date.
 
The Details…
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a City of Newport resident.
  • Pre-registration and attendance at the RIRRC composting webinar on September 23rd.
  • The first 32 residents who register and attend the webinar will be eligible to purchase a compost bin from the Clean City Program at the grant funded rate of $10.00.
  • Registrants/attendees over 32 will be eligible to purchase a compost bin at the still discounted rate of $35.00 ($45.00 RIRRC non-discounted price/ $120 comparable value).
  • Limit one compost bin per household.

ECO-DEPOT – HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Eco-Depot will be holding a collection event for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste on:
 
Saturday, October 16, 2021
at Newport Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard

8:00 am to 12 noon.
 
For inquiries or to make an appointment for this event, please call
Rhode Island Resource Recovery at 401.942.1430 x241
or visit their website for additional information at http://www.rirrc.org/.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • There will be no entry until 8 a.m. and gates will close at 12 noon.
  • This event will be held rain or shine.
  • NO OTHER MATERIALS FOR RECYCLING OR DISPOSAL will be accepted at this event. 

The Eco-Depot is a free service for properly disposing of household hazardous waste from RI residents. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like 'toxic', 'poison', 'flammable', 'combustible', etc.  Examples include mercury devices, automotive fluids, gasoline, propane tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes. For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste and to download the Eco-Depot schedule and brochure please visit:
https://www.rirrc.org/recycling-composting-disposal/hazardous-waste/household-hazardous-waste

Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRRC) has events scheduled throughout the State beginning on March 27th and continuing through December 4th. Please check the RIRRC website for the most up-to-date information.

 
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS
 
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS will occur on the weeks of September 7th (one day holiday delay) and September 20th. Collections occur on your normal scheduled collection day 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 (Yard Waste Only sticker not required). Any yard waste material placed in plastic bags will be left behind on the curbside. The 2021 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar is available online (see below link).
 

BULKY WASTE STICKER PROGRAM

Bulky Waste Stickers are available for purchase at the Tax Collector’s Office, located on the first floor of Newport City Hall at 43 Broadway. Please check the updated hours of City Hall before visiting. They accept cash or check only for the purchase of stickers. Please be aware that Bulky Waste Stickers are non-refundable and expire within one year of purchase
 
Bulky Waste appointments for pickup can be scheduled with Waste Management for the first and third Thursdays of each month. The next available Bulky Waste pickup dates are on the following Thursdays: September 16th and October 7th and 21st. Deadline to purchase stickers is the day before at noon in order to allow time for scheduling the pickup request.
 
Information on the Bulky Waste program can be found using link below. How many stickers an item requires is based on the item. Stickers are $15 each and must be purchased prior to making the appointment for pickup.
https://www.cityofnewport.com/CityOfNewport/media/City-Hall/Departments/Public-Services/Trash%20and%20Recycling/Documents/BulkWasteGuidelines21519.pdf


Click Here for the City of Newport Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar
Click Here for the Current Eco-Depot Schedule  |  Click here for the City's Trash Collection Routes



Click here to download a copy of the
2021 Yard Waste  & Holiday Calendar.

 
 
YARD WASTE COLLECTION and
DISPOSAL OF LARGER TREE LIMBS, STUMPS or BRUSH

Collections occur on your normal scheduled collection day (except where noted one day delay for holiday). 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 (Yard Waste Only sticker NOT required). Any yard waste material left in plastic bags will be left behind on the curbside. Please see link for the 2021 Holiday and Yard Waste Calendar.

For disposal of larger tree branches, brush or stumps that do not qualify for the Yard Waste Collection program, residential property owners may bring excess yard waste and brush to the Waste Management Transfer Station. Disposal of excess and oversized yard waste at the transfer station is not counted as one of the two free dumps offered to residential property owners and may be done without fees. Property owners must be with the load and provide government issued photo ID and proof of residency (tax bill or water bill). NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you are unable to transport the materials yourself, you may contract with a private contractor. However, to avoid the disposal fees, the property owner must be present with the load and present government issued photo id and proof of residency (copy of tax bill or water bill).
  
Please follow link for additional information on the Waste Management Transfer Station:
https://www.cityofnewport.com/city-hall/departments/public-services/trash-recycling/programs
 
Click here to download a copy of the
2021 Yard Waste  & Holiday Calendar.

 
TEXTILE RECYCLING

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BigsRI) has placed their TEXTILE DONATION BINS in the City of Newport. These collection bins are an easy and convenient way to donate your clothing and textiles and help divert materials from the landfill. BigsRI donation bins are available year-round at the Edward King House and the Self-Service Recycling Center at City Yard. BigsRI accepts all clothing, shoe, household linen and other fabric donations. Any textile that is donated should be clean, dry and bagged and placed INSIDE THE BIN. Please do not place items outside the bin. Gently used and ripped/torn or stained items are accepted.
City of Newport Donation Bin Locations:
Edward King House, 25 King Street;
City Yard, 80 Halsey Street.

Please visit the BigsRI website for more information: https://www.donateri.org/ 

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E-WASTE RECYCLING
 
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

For additional statewide options that are open to all Rhode Island residents please visit RIRRC:
http://atoz.rirrc.org/items/electronics

 
For questions about the proper disposal/recycling of items not accepted in the City-issued carts, please visit the RIRRC A-Z List: http://atoz.rirrc.org/.

Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar

 Download the 2021 Trash Collection Calendar.

Green City Newport

We want to promote more than just a Clean City in Newport, but a Green City. Learn more about ways we can become a more sustainable city and a model for a more sustainable Rhode Island.

Special Events

Whether you're looking to dispose of electronic waste or interested in volunteering to help keep Newport litter-free, we're proud to host special events throughout the year designed to keep Newport Clean & Green. 

FAQs

Would you like to schedule a bulky waste pickup? Did you miss trash day? Wondering about how to dispose of hazardous or E-waste? You've got questions, we've got answers. 


We oversee the collection and disposal of recyclables, trash, and leaf and yard waste throughout the City's residential neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide a clean and green Newport so that residents and visitors can enjoy its true beauty.


 

Let's Talk Trash

Trash Route Map

What day is trash day? It depends on your street. Click above to find out, download yourself a copy, print, and keep it handy!

Bulky Waste Disposal

Do you have trash that won't fit in the cart? Request a bulky waste pickup

Clean City Cart Program

Learn about the do's and don'ts of Newport's Clean City cart program 

No Litter Here!

Don't trash Newport! We're working towards a litter free community

Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Newport was one of the first communities in Rhode Island to ban the bag!

Transfer Station

The City's transfer station is open to the public. Learn more about using it here



   

Trash Talk

Recycle your Christmas Tree!

Recycle your Christmas Tree!

Give your Christmas tree back to nature — recycle it!

Christmas trees are due to be collected the second week of January (11th – 15th), on your normal collection day along with any other live decorations and yard waste that you may have.

After the week of January 11-15, yard waste collection is not scheduled again until March 8-12, 2021.

Here’s what you need to know:

🎄 Remove all artificial decorations such as tinsel, garland, ornaments, lights and bulbs.
🎄 Put your Christmas tree out on your regularly scheduled collection day by 6a.m.
🎄 Please do not put trees in plastic bags.
🎄 NO artificial trees will be collected.



 

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The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

The City of Newport has been working closely with regional, state and federal agencies to ensure that we're prepared for the potential appearance of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our community. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage to learn more about our response to the virus.

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Download the 2021 Yard Waste Calendar!

Download the 2021 Yard Waste Calendar!

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Residents are being encouraged to download the City's 2021 Holiday and Yard Waste Calendar now available online at www.CityofNewport.com/YardWasteCalendar.

As a reminder, yard waste collections occur on normally scheduled collection days (except where noted one day delay for holiday).
 

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