Clean City News
INDEPENDENCE DAY, SATURDAY, JULY 4th
TRANSFER STATION CLOSED - NO COLLECTION DELAYS
CITY OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 3rd
The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for the Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will NOT BE DELAYED. All City of Newport offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the holiday and staff will respond to any inquiries as soon as possible upon our return.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS will occur on the weeks of June 22nd, July 6th and July 20th. Collections occur on your normal scheduled collection day (except where noted one day delay for holiday) 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 link for the 2020 Holiday and Yard Waste Calendar.
Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Yard Waste Calendar, or pick one up at City Hall.
BULKY WASTE STICKER PROGRAM
The Bulky Waste Sticker Program is still in effect at this time. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall is closed to the public. Bulky Waste Stickers are available for purchase by appointment only. You may make an appointment by calling the Tax Collector’s office directly at 401.845.5401. Checks should be made out to City of Newport.
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 Thursday, July 2nd and Thursday, July 16th. 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.
ECO-DEPOT – HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRRC) has resumed Eco-Depot Household Hazardous Waste Events. Please check the RIRRC website for the most up-to-date information as some communities whose events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been rescheduled for a later date.. Please note that all events are scheduled from 8 am to 12 pm, rain or shine.
The next locally scheduled Rhode Island Resource Recovery Eco-Depot events for household hazardous waste disposal are:
August 29, 2020 in Warren at Warren DPW, 21 Birch Swamp Road;
September 12, 2020 in Tiverton at Tiverton DPW, 50 Industrial Way;
September 26, 2020 in Newport at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.
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 additional statewide options that are open to all Rhode Island residents please visit RIRRC:
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:
For more information on what is accepted:
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/.