Backyard Composting in the Urban Setting Program
Compost bins are available for City of Newport residents for $45
by appointment only for pickup at City Yard, 80 Halsey Street.
Please contact the Clean City Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.845.5617 for an appointment or for more information.
The RIRRC webinar held on May 13th is now available for viewing. It is less than one hour in length and provides great information to get you started on your composting journey:
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS
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: July 15th, August 5th and August 19th. 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.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
DISPOSAL OF LARGER TREE LIMBS, STUMPS or BRUSH
The 2021 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar is available!
Please see link below.
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:
City of Newport Donation Bin Locations:
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.
Edward King House, 25 King Street;
City Yard, 80 Halsey Street.
Please visit the BigsRI website for more information: https://www.donateri.org/
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 beginning on March 27th and continuing through December 4th.
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/
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 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/.