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Missed Trash or Recycling Pickup? 
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(401)847-0230

For 24-hour information 401-845-5613.

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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 27, 2024
TRANSFER STATION CLOSED - COLLECTION DELAYS

 
The Newport Clean City Program would like to inform residents that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 27th for the Memorial Day Holiday. As a result, there is a one-day delay for all trash, recycling and yard waste collections. For the full 2024 Yard Waste and Holiday calendar, see above link. All City of Newport offices will be closed.
 

MAY YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS

The next Yard Waste Collections will occur the week of May 13th, May 28th (one day delay for Memorial Day Holiday) and June 10th.

Yard Waste Collections occur every other week from May through November on your normal scheduled collection day (one day delay for holidays). 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. Please see additional information about the residential yard waste collection program below.
 
2024 YARD WASTE & HOLIDAY CALENDAR AVAILABLE

The 2024 Yard Waste & Holiday Calendar is available. Please see link on the top of this page. Printed copies of the current calendar are available at City Hall, 43 Broadway. 


EARTH MONTH - APRIL 2024 UPDATE
 
The Clean City Program would to share the good news… the litter and debris collected by volunteer groups for Earth Month has totaled 2,592.2 pounds and counting! Thank you to all the groups that helped organize cleanups throughout the City. Litter is not just an issue in April and it’s never too late to help keep your neighborhoods and favorite parks clean and green. If you would like organize a cleanup, please email the Clean City Office at cleancity@cityofnewport.com and we will be happy to assist with supplies and the coordination of trash collection.
Together we make a difference!
 
Here’s some highlights of the cleanups that happened throughout the City for Earth Month:
  •  Newport Road Race Route by Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) on April 13th;
  • Cliff Walk (Wetmore Avenue and Ledge Road areas) by the Newport County Saltwater Fishing Club on April 20th;
  • King Park by Friends of the Waterfront and Friends of King Park on April 20th;
  • The Point Neighborhood, Parks & Driftways by the Point Neighborhood Beautification Committee on April 20th;
  • Miantonomi Park (between the Bike Barn and Hillside Ave) by The Aquidneck Land Trust and Rogers High School Science Club on April 22nd;
  • Broadway Area (from Thompson Middle School and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center) by Thompson Middle School students on April 22nd;
  • Cliff Walk (Marine Ave area) by Save The Bay on April 25th;
  • City-wide by the Newport Run & Chug Club and Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) on April 25th;
  • Miantonomi Park (Hillside Avenue side) by the Newport Police Department on April 26th;
  • Broadway Neighborhoods by Off Broadway Neighborhood Association (OBNA) on April 27th;
  • Easton’s Beach by Save The Bay on April 27th;
  • Island Cemetery by Island Cemetery volunteers on April 27th;
  • Cliff Walk (Memorial Avenue to Forty Steps) by A-1 Roofing & Construction on May 4th

 
SPRING RECYCLING DAY UPDATE
 
The Clean City Program would like to thank everyone who showed up to the Spring Recycling Day at Easton's Beach to take advantage of the opportunity to clean out their “harder to recycle” items. The event serviced over 356 vehicles in four hours!
 
The really good news? This event diverted 18,564 pounds of materials (almost 9.3 tons) from the landfill! Residents were also able to properly dispose of 3.04 tons of materials through the bulky waste collection.

Here is some information related to commonly asked questions at these events:
  • Household Hazardous Waste: RIRRC will hold the Eco-Depot event for the collection of household hazardous waste in Newport on Saturday, October 19th  at Easton’s Beach from 8 am to 12 noon (please note date change). For more information on Eco-Depot events for household hazardous waste disposal, please visit https://www.ecodepotri.org or call RIRRC at 401-942-1430 ext. 3241;
  • Styrofoam: There is not a facility in RI that accepts Styrofoam for recycling and it must be disposed of as trash;
  • Mattresses:  Newport residents are eligible to participate in the Mattress Recycling Program. Mattresses that are clean, dry and free of infestation may be brought to the Waste Management Transfer Station located at 65 Halsey Street, (401) 847-0230 for FREE;
  • Plastic Bags: Please reuse them or bring your plastic grocery bags and other types of clean & dry plastic film to local retailers for inclusion in their recycling program (Stop & Shop, Shaw’s, etc.).
Keep in mind that opportunities for recycling textiles, books and metal are available year-round at the City Yard Self-Service Recycling Area at 80 Halsey St. As a reminder, all residential homeowners are allowed two free visits per fiscal year up to 500 pounds per visit funded by the City (homeowner MUST be with the load and present government-issued photo ID along with a recent copy of a tax bill or water bill).

Save the Date! Did you miss this event? No worries... we will be hosting another one on Saturday, November 9th. The website will be updated with additional information as the event gets closer. 
 
 
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/.


CITY YARD SELF-SERVICE RECYCLING AREA  
Important Changes to the Self-Service Recycling Area

The Clean City Program would like to announce a change to the Self-Service Recycling Area located at 80 Halsey St.
 
Beginning JUNE 1, 2024 CARDBOARD WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AT CITY YARD.

Cardboard (flattened) and any excess recycling may be brought to the Waste Management Transfer Station at 65 Halsey during their normal operating hours of Monday through Friday 8am to 11:45am and 12:30pm to 3:15pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 11:45am. City of Newport residents are able to drop off single stream recyclables for free (owner or tenant). To access this service for homeowners, please make sure to bring your water bill or property tax bill with a government issued ID. Renters will need to present an electric bill or lease with a government issued ID to use this service. As always, the property owner or resident must be with the load to access this free service.
Please continue to use the Self-Service Recycling Area at 80 Halsey St for textiles, books and small metal recycling. For more information about recycling these items, please check out the Programs page (under “In This Section” to the right).
 

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.


 

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. 

2024-Newport-Bulk-and-White-Goods-Calendar-New
 

Items eligible for collection include the following:
BULKY ITEMSThese items include but are not limited to couches, upholstered or wooden furniture, mattresses, etc. The cost per item is $31.50;
MATTRESSES - These items include any sized mattresses or box springs. The cost per item is $31.50. Special Instructions: Mattresses must be bagged prior to placing curbside. Mattress bags can be purchased at local retailers such as Newport Hardware, UHaul Moving & Storage, and Home Depot or through online retailers. Any items not bagged will NOT be collected. NO EXCEPTIONS.
WHITE GOODS/APPLIANCESThese 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. Online appointments must be made 2 days in advance of the available pickup date. Appointments made by calling the Waste Management Customer Service line must be made prior to 1:00 pm on the day before the available pickup date.

*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.

 

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 apply for select items such as Freon-containing appliances ($20) and wood encased speakers ($5-$10 depending on size). Please check their website https://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/what-we-take.html.

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 23rd and continuing through December 7th. 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:
September 7, 2024 in Tiverton at 50 Industrial Way,
October 19, 2024 in Newport at Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.
(Please note date change!)

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.
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/ 

 
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. 


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 

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 no longer a need to obtain collection stickers from City Hall!

Appointments may now be made online at WM.com or by calling 1-800-972-4545.

To make an online appointment at WM.com, from the main page, select “Residential” (dropdown) and then select the “Bulk Trash Pickup” option. You will then be prompted to enter the service address and chose the collection date that works best for you. 

Learn more →