BULKY WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Looking for a way to dispose of your larger items that do not fit in your city-issued trash cart? For items that cannot be reused or recycled, the City offers the Bulky Waste Collection Program. The Bulky Waste Collection Program is available to Newport residents receiving residential municipal collection services for curbside pickup of trash and recycling. Appointments are required for collection of larger items and a fee applies.
Appointments for collection are available EVERY OTHER THURSDAY. Please see below link to calendar for available collection dates. As a reminder, collection dates may be delayed one day for observed Waste Management holidays.
Items eligible for collection include the following:
BULKY ITEMS – These items include but are not limited to couches, upholstered or wooden furniture, mattresses, etc. The cost per item is $31.50;
WHITE GOODS/APPLIANCES – These items include but are not limited to stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, etc. The collection cost per item is $42.00.
All appointments and payments for bulky waste items can be made directly through the City’s hauling company, Waste Management. For more information on whether or not and item is eligible for collection, please consult with a Waste Management Call Center Agent.
*Appointments may be made online at WM.com or by calling 1-800-972-4545. *
Please note: once full payment has been made and your collection appointment has been scheduled, the agent will supply a reference ticket number as your confirmation. If making your appointment online, please be sure to include a valid email address to receive your confirmation. Items must be placed curbside by 6 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Missed appointments will result in the need to contact Waste Management Call Center to again make payment and schedule an additional appointment. No refunds will be given unless cancellation of a scheduled appointment is made by contacting the Waste Management Call Center with your confirmation number by noon the day before the scheduled collection. Please keep in mind that leaving items curbside for longer than 24 hours may result in a fine per City ordinance.
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.
Upcoming Local Events:
Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 9am - 12pm in Jamestown at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd.
Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 9am to 12 noon in Portsmouth at Portsmouth High School, 120 Education Lane.
For more information on upcoming Indie Cycle events:
For more information on what is accepted:
For additional statewide options that are open to all Rhode Island residents please visit RIRRC: http://atoz.rirrc.org/items/electronics
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
The Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Island residents to allow for proper disposal of household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with skull and crossbones, or words like 'toxic', 'poison', 'flammable', 'combustible', etc. Examples include mercury devices, automotive fluids, gasoline, propane tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes.
Rhode Island Resource Recovery (RIRRC) has events scheduled throughout the State beginning on March 23rd and continuing through December 7th. Please check the RIRRC website for the most up-to-date information.
For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste please visit: https://www.ecodepotri.org
For inquiries or to make an appointment for a scheduled event, please call Rhode Island Resource Recovery at (401) 942-1430 x3241.
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 above link for the 2024 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.
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/.