Clean City News
TEXTILE RECYCLING BINS REPLACED
City of Newport Donation Bin Locations:
We are excited to report that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) has replaced their TEXTILE DONATION BINS. These collection bins are an easy and convenient way to donate your clothing and textiles and help divert materials from the landfill. BBBSRI donation bins are available year-round at the Edward King House and the Self-Service Recycling Center at City Yard. BBBSRI 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.
Edward King House, 25 King Street;
City Yard, 80 Halsey Street.
Please visit BBBSRI website for more information: https://www.donateri.org/
COLUMBUS DAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020
TRANSFER STATION CLOSED - COLLECTION DELAYS
The Newport Clean City Program would like to inform residents that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 for the Columbus Day Holiday. As a result, there is a one-day collection delay for trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste pickups. For the full 2020 Yard Waste and Holiday calendar, see below link. All City of Newport offices will be closed.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
DISPOSAL OF LARGER TREE LIMBS, STUMPS or BRUSH
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS will occur on the weeks of September 28th, October 13th (one day delay for Columbus Day holiday) and October 26th. 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.
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:
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, October 1st and Friday, October 16th (delayed one day due to Columbus Day Holiday). 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. Some communities whose events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic have been rescheduled for a later date. Please check the RIRRC website for the most up-to-date information. Please note that all events are scheduled from 8 am to 12 pm, rain or shine.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Eco-Depot
for household hazardous waste disposal has events scheduled throughout the state through December 5th
For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste and to download the Eco-Depot schedule and brochure please visit:
For inquiries or to make an appointment for a scheduled event, please call Rhode Island Resource Recovery at 401.942.1430 x241
or visit their website for additional information at http://www.rirrc.org/
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/.