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For lost or missing carts, please contact email@example.com or by calling 401-845-5617.
The Waste Management Transfer station is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m - 3:15 p.m. (closed 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for lunch), and Saturdays 8 - 11:45 a.m.
They are located at 65 Halsey Street and they accept everything except hazardous waste based on their preset fees.
What you will need to bring to the transfer station scale house attendant
All residential home owners get two free 500lb dumps per year. If you exceed 500lbs in the first load, you are unable to come back for free for the second load. In order to get your two free dumps you must have a property tax bill or water bill and a government issued ID or driver’s license to present to the scale house attendant (NO EXCEPTIONS). Registrations and electric bills will not be accepted. Residential owners must be physically present with their load in order to use their free dumps. After using your free dumps you are eligible for a 30% discount.
The City of Newport sponsors a mattress recycling program if you are able to transport the mattress & box spring to the Waste Management Transfer Station, mattresses/box springs are eligible for recycling if they are clean, dry and have no visible damage or infestation. There is no charge for City of Newport residents to participate in this program and residents can bring up to three (3) pieces per visit. Proof of residency is required (photo ID along with a tax bill or water bill for property owners; photo ID along with lease or copy of utility bill for renters. No exceptions.)
Waste Management Inc’s Newport transfer station runs on a fiscal year (July 1- June 30) calendar for residential property owners using free dumps.
Renters in Newport
All renters in Newport are able to use the transfer station based on the fees set by Waste mmanagement.
Eligible materials include residential household waste, household bulky waste and appliances, residential yard waste and recyclable materials. All loads must be covered and secured. Commercial waste and waste resulting from work performed by private contractors is not eligible.
Please exercise caution when using the Waste Management Inc’s transfer station. For your safety, hard hats are required and will be provided for your use.
Backyard composting is a way you can remove more than 500 pounds of organic matter from your household waste per year, diverting it from collection and the landfill.
Composting is simply a combination of yard debris (like grass clippings and fallen leaves) and kitchen scraps (such as fruit and vegetable spoils), separated from the waste stream and placed into an environment suitable for decomposition. Through composting, you can experience the benefits of this rich soil additive giving you healthier and greener lawns and gardens, and a cleaner environment too!
The Clean City Program has a very limited quantity of backyard compost bins available at a discounted price of $30 (regular retail $100). To ensure availability, please make an appointment for pick up at 80 Halsey Street via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 401-845-5617. For more information on composting and the Earth Machine Compost Bin please visit:
*Please note: 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.
To purchase a Bulky Waste Sticker, you may visit the Collections office on the first floor of City Hall. Once you have purchased the needed sticker(s) you must call Waste Management at (401) 847-0230 to schedule your pick up.
Pickups are on the first and third Thursday of every month depending on the appointment you make. When your scheduled Thursday is approaching you may place your item on the curb the night before with the sticker(s) for pick up. Leaving items out for too long without a bulky sticker or without making an appointment is considered non-compliance and could result in a fine from the zoning department.
Residents are also able to bring bulky items to the Waste Management Transfer station based on the set fees schedule.
The Overflow Trash Program is a way to dispose of extra trash which may be generated by residents during the course of the year. During certain periods of the year, such as holidays and large gatherings when residents produce extra trash which will not fully be contained in the city provided carts, residents can take advantage of this easy and economical option.
This program allows the resident to purchase specially colored and marked 33 gallon plastic trash bags to supplement carts at a handful of local retailers. Bags will be sold in rolls of 5 for $12. With overage items, residents are first asked to recycle and compost as much as possible before sending items to the landfill.
This store list is subject to change, so please call store location to confirm bag availability.
A few important things to remember:
Always use your trash cart 1st – ONLY use overflow bags when your cart is full
If you cannot fit all of your recycling into the recycling cart provided and you cannot portion the items over a few weeks, you have the option of bringing single stream recyclables to the WM Transfer Station for free if you are a resident of Newport (owner or renter). If you are a homeowner, make sure to bring your water bill or property tax bill with a government issued ID. Renters will need an electric bill or lease with your government issued ID to use this service. (Link to Transfer Station)
The Clean City Program, in partnership with Waste Management, offers a commercial recycling program for small businesses in the City of Newport.
The program was created to help more entities recycle and to help the city increase its recycling rate. Qualifying business owners can save money due to the simple fact that separating recyclable goods from the waste stream can decrease the ultimate weight of and cost of disposal of the solid waste streams.
This program is aimed at small businesses that currently do not have a recycling program and will not exceed the containers offered in this program. Residential units such as rentals or condos over 8 units that that are not included in the city’s trash and recycling program may also participate in the commercial recycling program.
Businesses must sign a service agreement with Waste Management in order to start service and may contact WM directly at (401) 847-0230.
Location: 80 Halsey Street, Newport RI
(For items such as Books, Clothing/Textiles*, Cardboard, Scrap Metal no larger than a grill)
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Please come within the posted hours no appointment necessary. Please, no hazardous waste and no illegal dumping allowed. Surveillance is in use.
If your item does not fall into any of these categories, we cannot accept it. If items are still useable please give it to a family member, friend or find an appropriate donation option. WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ELECTRONICS FOR RECYCLING AT CITY YARD.
All scrap metal accepted cannot be larger than a grill and must fit in the allotted space at the self-service drop off area .
Clothing and textiles
Clothing/Textiles: Drop off at the Recycling Drop-off Area (self-service) to the Big Brothers Big Sisters donation bin, or visit their website for a list of bins in Newport. OR visit the following donation centers: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State at 1341 West Main Rd. (in Airport Plaza) or Planet Aid at 7 West Main Rd. (at One Mile Corner).
Books are accepted by Discover Books and should be in good condition with no mildew. Magazines and phone books are not accepted, however DVDs and VHS are, and can be placed IN the book bins on site.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE PLACED INSIDE THE BIN. ITEMS CANNOT BE PLACED OUTSIDE.
Items that require assistance*
Motor Oil & Filters – Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Hours may vary, please call ahead to ensure staff is available to assist 401-845-5617). Check in at the Clean City Office, located in the front office at the Public Services Garage.
*Currently BY APPOINTMENT ONLY due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Motor oil recycling requires city staff assistance and it is recommended you call in advance for an appointment Monday- Friday 7am-3:00pm. Oil must not be mixed with any other substance such as water or antifreeze. There is a 5 gallon limit per resident per visit and a valid ID must be shown. NO COMMERCIAL MOTOR OIL ACCEPTED.
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Phone: (401) 845-5300 (M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
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