Thursday, September 24, 2020        

How to dispose of … Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste Recycling

The Town of Smithfield does not pick-up electronic waste through curbside collection.

Electronics recycling suggestions: 

  • Schedule an appointment to drop-off at Smithfield DPW, call 401-233-1034 x105.
  • Bring electronics to Town drop off events for recycling. Check the Town Trash and Recycling Calendar for dates and times. Electronics are collected by Indie Cycle, see the link below for accepted items and a listing of statewide events. See this link for further information 
  • There are five types of electronics that are accepted for recycling, for no cost at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston, RI during their normal business hours. The accepted items are: televisions, laptops, tablets, computer towers and computer monitors. See this link for further information.
  • Contact a junk collection or moving company for a pick-up. Fees apply.

How to dispose of … Mattresses and Box Springs

Mattress and Box Spring Recycling – The Town of Smithfield does not pick-up mattresses and/or box springs curbside.

Mattress/ box spring disposal suggestions:

Please note:  It is important to keep mattresses and box springs clean and dry so that they can be recycled for no cost.

  • When purchasing a new mattress, arrange for the old mattress to be taken away upon delivery. Check with your mattress retailer for associated fees. 
  • Bring clean, dry mattresses/box springs to RIRRC, 65 Shun Pike in Johnston, for recycling, during their normal business hours. Maximum of three pieces.
  • Bring clean, dry mattresses/ box springs to Town drop off events for recycling. Mattresses/ box springs must be clean and dry to be accepted for recycling.  Check the Town Trash and Recycling Calendar for dates and times. Please be sure to call 401-233-1034 x 105 for an appointment to drop-off a mattress/ box spring.
  • Contact a junk collection or moving company for a pick-up.  Fees apply

How to dispose of … Scrap Metal

Scrap metals cannot be placed in curbside recycling.  The only metals that are accepted in curbside recycling carts are metal cans, metal lids and foil. 

  • Scrap metal can be accepted, by appointment only, at Smithfield DPW. Please call 401-233-1034 X105 to see if your item qualifies and to schedule an appointment for drop-off.
  • Large metals such as appliances, grills and exercise equipment are eligible for curbside pick-up. Please contact Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 to schedule a pick-up. 

How Do I Dispose of … Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections: Eco-Depot is a FREE service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly.

For a complete list of locations, dates and the types of waste Eco-Depot accepts, please visit https://www.rirrc.org/recycling-composting-disposal/hazardous-waste/household-hazardous-waste