Clean City News
COMPOSTING IN NEWPORT - ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED!
Backyard Composting in the Urban Setting
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Did you miss the first event? We believe in second chances!
Are you interested in composting but aren’t sure of where to start? Have questions?
We can help you with that! Please join us for a Virtual Event.
All participants must pre-register via GoToWebinar using below link:
Thanks to an increase in grant funding from Rhode Island Resource Recovery compost bins are available for the incredible price of $10* for qualified City of Newport residents. Register early! Limited quantities are still available at this price!
*All qualified residents who attended the first webinar are eligible for the new lower price and will be notified by email.
The first 100 City of Newport residents who sign up will have the opportunity to purchase a compost bin for the deeply discounted rate of $10.00 ($120.00 comparable value). Attendance is required. Didn’t register early enough? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Although this program is limited to the first 100 participants, all qualified registrants who attend the webinar will still be able to purchase a compost bin for a discounted rate of $35.00. The webinar is FREE! Payment for the compost bins will be accepted at the time of distribution. Please see details below for distribution information.
This program is made possible in partnership with the City of Newport Public Services Department and a grant from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. You will be notified following the event which level discount you are eligible to receive.
- Must be a City of Newport resident.
- Pre-registration and attendance at the RIRRC composting webinar on April 28th or May 13th.
- The first 100 residents who register and attend the webinar will be eligible to purchase a compost bin from the Clean City Program at the discounted rate of $10.00.
- Registrants/attendees over 100 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.
Compost Bin Distribution:
We look forward to seeing you there!
- Distribution to all qualified residents will take place on Saturday, May 22nd at City Yard, 80 Halsey Street from 8am – 12 pm.
- Please wear a mask at pickup (we will too!)
- Proof of residency required.
- Payment accepted in the form of a check made payable to “City of Newport” or cash (exact change only). No credit cards will be accepted.
Please note: Compost bins will be available to City of Newport residents for the regular price of $45 (by appointment only) following the May 22nd distribution date for this program. Please email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment AFTER MAY 24th.
MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 31st
TRANSFER STATION CLOSED - COLLECTION DELAYS
The City of Newport would like to inform residents that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2020 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Monday through Friday collection services will be delayed one day. All City of Newport offices will be closed for the day and staff will respond to any inquiries as soon as possible upon our return.
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS
YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS will occur on the weeks of May 17th, June 1st (one-day delay for holiday), June 14th and June 28th. 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
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, May 20, 2021, FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 (one-day delay for holiday) and Thursday, June 17, 2021. 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/.