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. 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 Thursday, January 6th and Friday, January 21st (one-day delay due to 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 by clicking here.
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.
RESIDENTIAL YARD WASTE
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS occur on your normal scheduled collection day (except where noted one day delay for holiday) and are scheduled: one week in January, one week in March, four weeks in April, every other week from May through October, three weeks in November and one week in December. 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 required). Any yard waste material left in plastic bags will be left behind on the curbside. Please see link for the 2022 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 see link below for additional information on the Waste Management Transfer Station.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) 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. 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.
City of Newport Donation Bin Locations:
Edward King House, 25 King Street;
City Yard, 80 Halsey Street.
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:
Shredded paper may be disposed of bagged with your regular household trash
. It should not be placed in your recycling cart.
Alternatively, Rhode Island Resource Corporation (RIRRC)
accepts shredded paper, secured in a bag at their small vehicle area drop off container located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. You may also look for local shredding drop off events (see link below) or compost shreds in backyard compost bins.
For more information on scheduled events available to Rhode Island residents (including community shredding events)
please visit: http://www.rirrc.org/announcements/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/.