๐Ÿ“ฃ Trash Delay, City Hall & Offices Closed ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Please be advised that City Hall and Offices will be Closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.
Please note that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed and there will be a one-day delay in trash and recycling collection.
  Click here to download the 2023 Trash Calendar Now! →

Quick Contacts

Missed Trash or Recycling Pickup? 
Contact Waste Management at
(401)847-0230

For 24-hour information 401-845-5613.

Snow Delays - (401) 847-0230
Driver Safety Concerns - (401) 847-0230
Report Illegal Dumping - (401) 847-1306
Report Non-Compliance Violations - (401) 845-5451

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Quick Contacts

Missed Trash or Recycling Pickup? 
Contact Waste Management at
(401)847-0230

For 24-hour information 401-845-5613.

Snow Delays - (401) 847-0230
Driver Safety Concerns - (401) 847-0230
Report Illegal Dumping - (401) 847-1306
Report Non-Compliance Violations - (401) 845-5451

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Trash & Recycling

Clean City News

MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 29th 
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 29, 2023 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 15th, May 30th (delayed one day), and June 12th. 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 is NOT needed). Any yard waste material left in plastic bags will be left behind on the curbside. 

If your yard waste collection was missed, please call the Waste Management Customer Service line at (401)-847-0230 so that they may schedule a revisit if appropriate.
Please see above link for the 2023 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar.
 
Please note that 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. Thank you to all who participated in the Spring Recycling Event on Saturday, April 22ndThe event serviced over 422 residents with opportunities for recycling of E-Waste (Indie Cycle), Textiles (BBBSRI) rigid plastic, metal, cardboard and cooking oil. There was also the opportunity for shredding sensitive documents and to dispose of bulky waste items.The result was 13.25 TONS of materials diverted from the landfill. Great job Newport! Later in the year, please look for information on a Fall Recycling Event to be held on Saturday, November 4th.
  • E-Waste: 13,231 pounds (6.62 tons)
  • Textiles: 1,400 pounds (0.7 ton)
  • Rigid Plastic: 1,980 pounds (0.99 ton)
  • Metal: 4,060 pounds (2.03 tons)
  • Cardboard: 800 pounds (0.4 ton)
  • Cooking Oil: 30 gallons
  • Shredding: 5,020 pounds (2.51 tons)
  • Bulky Waste: 2.39 tons
 
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/.
 
EARTH MONTH RECAP - APRIL 2023
 
Litter and debris collected by volunteer groups in April totaled 1,678 pounds and counting! Thank you to all the groups that helped organize cleanups throughout the City. It’s never too late to help keep your neighborhoods and favorite parks clean and green. If you would like to organize a cleanup, please contact the Clean City Office at cleancity@cityofnewport.com and we will be happy to assist with the coordination of trash collection. Here are some highlights of the cleanups that happened throughout the City in April.
 
  • Cliff Walk (Marine Ave), on April 1st by Clean Ocean Access (COA) and Salve Regina University (72 pounds);
  • Miantonomi Park (trails) on April 2nd by the Park Commission (400 pounds);
  • King Park on April 22nd by Friends of the Waterfront and Friends of King Park with COA (250 pounds litter/debris and yard waste);
  • Broadway Neighborhoods by Off Broadway Neighborhood Association (OBNA) (280 pounds);
  • The Point Neighborhood, Parks & Driftways by the Point Neighborhood Beautification Committee on April 22nd (250 pounds);
  • Easton’s Beach on April 22nd by Save The Bay (121 pounds);
  • Citywide on April 15th and April 27th by Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) (115 pounds + 129 pounds);
  • Miantonomi Park by COA, Bike Newport & The Aquidneck Community Table (61.2 pounds).
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! One unfortunate aspect of being a popular destination location is the amount of litter left behind by improperly disposed of trash, high winds and critter intervention. City of Newport crews collected over 10,390 pounds of litter last year alone.

Not sure if you want to organize a cleanup yourself but are interested in joining like-minded individuals who want to make a difference in the local environment?
  • The Off-Broadway Neighborhood Association (OBNA) will be hosting a monthly cleanup on the first Saturdays of the month starting May 6th (meet up at Equality Park at 9 am). For more information, please contact Ellen Nichols at: obna02840@gmail.com. Gloves, litter sticks and trash bags will be provided or please feel free to bring your own supplies. 
  • Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosts regular cleanups on Aquidneck Island. Please visit https://www.cleanoceanaccess.org for additional opportunities.

2023 YARD WASTE & HOLIDAY CALENDAR AVAILABLE
The 2023 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar is now available. Please see link on the top of this page. Printed copies are available at City Hall, 43 Broadway.

The 2023 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar is available online (see above link)
and at City Hall, 43 Broadway.

BULKY WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

Our Bulky Waste Program got a little more user-friendly!

Newport residents looking to dispose of bulky waste will no longer need to obtain collection stickers from City Hall!

As part of the City’s new trash contract, beginning July 1st, all requests and payments for bulky waste and white goods collection items can be made directly through the City’s hauling company, Waste Management by calling ๐Ÿ‘‰1-800-972-4545 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Items will continue to be collected on the first and third Thursday of each month, including the following:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Bulky Items - these items include but are not limited to couches, upholstered furniture, wooden furniture, mattresses, etc. The collection cost per item is $31.50
๐Ÿ‘‰ White Goods/Appliances- these items include but are not limited to stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers washers dryers, air conditioners etc. the collection cost per item is $42.00

For more information on whether or not an item is acceptable for collection, please consult with a Waste Management call center agent.

Once full payment has been made and your collection appointment has been scheduled, the agent will supply a reference or ticket number as your confirmation. Items must be curbside by 6 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Missed appointments will result in the need to contact the Waste Management call center to again make payment and schedule another 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.
 

E-WASTE RECYCLING

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:
http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/where-we-will-be_20.html

For more information on what is accepted:
http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/what-we-take.html

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 25th and continuing through December 2nd. Please check the RIRRC website for the most up-to-date information.
 
The next locally scheduled Rhode Island Resource Recovery Eco-Depot events for household hazardous waste disposal are:
August 19, 2023 in Tiverton at 50 Industrial Way,
October 14, 2023 in Newport at Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.

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 2023 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.
https://www.cityofnewport.com/city-hall/departments/public-services/trash-recycling/programs

 

TEXTILE RECYCLING
 
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.
 
Please visit the BBBSRI website for more information: https://www.donateri.org/ 

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SHREDDED PAPER
 
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/.

Green City Newport

We want to promote more than just a Clean City in Newport, but a Green City. Learn more about ways we can become a more sustainable city and a model for a more sustainable Rhode Island.

Special Events

Whether you're looking to dispose of electronic waste or interested in volunteering to help keep Newport litter-free, we're proud to host special events throughout the year designed to keep Newport Clean & Green. 

FAQs

Would you like to schedule a bulky waste pickup? Did you miss trash day? Wondering about how to dispose of hazardous or E-waste? You've got questions, we've got answers. 


We oversee the collection and disposal of recyclables, trash, and leaf and yard waste throughout the City's residential neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide a clean and green Newport so that residents and visitors can enjoy its true beauty.


 

Let's Talk Trash

Trash Route Map

What day is trash day? It depends on your street. Click above to find out, download yourself a copy, print, and keep it handy!

Clean City Cart Program

Learn about the do's and don'ts of Newport's Clean City cart program 

No Litter Here!

Don't trash Newport! We're working towards a litter free community

Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Newport was one of the first communities in Rhode Island to ban the bag!

Transfer Station

The City's transfer station is open to the public. Learn more about using it here



   

Trash Talk

Here's How to Schedule a Bulky Waste Pickup!

Here's How to Schedule a Bulky Waste Pickup!

Newport residents looking to dispose of bulky waste will no longer a need to obtain collection stickers from City Hall!

As part of the City’s new trash contract, beginning July 1st , all requests and payments for bulky waste and white goods collection items can be made directly through the City’s hauling company, Waste Management by calling 1-800-972-4545. 

Learn more →

Download the 2023 Yard Waste & Holiday Trash Calendar

Download the 2023 Yard Waste & Holiday Trash Calendar

The City's 2023 Yard Waste and Holiday Trash pickup calendar is now available at City Hall and online!

Click below to download your copy

Learn more →

Spring Recycling Day Returning to Easton's Beach

Spring Recycling Day Returning to Easton's Beach

In conjunction with the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day, the City of Newport is inviting residents to take part in the return of its annual Spring Recycling Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 8 a.m. to noon at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd.  

The annual event is specifically intended for “harder to recycle” items including E-Waste, clothing, and textiles, scrap metal, rigid plastic, and cooking oils. Free paper shredding for up to three banker’s boxes will also be offered on-site.   Please note that this will be the only City sponsored recycling event held this year, and is open to City of Newport residents only

Learn more →