Tuesday, November 24, 2020        

Recycle! Make it part of your everyday cycle!!

Proper recycling helps lower the Town’s solid waste costs. Municipalities pay a $47/ton tipping fee for trash to be disposed of in the state landfill. Properly sorted recycling costs $0. Please help the Town of Smithfield lower our costs by recycling right! See the links below to learn which items are accepted in curbside mixed recycling

We're at 29.8% - Help us get to 35% recycling diversion!

Mixed Recycling Guidelines
What to Recycle in Your Cart 
RAA Basic Guidelines

Recycling & Refuse

 

Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Service Program Guide (.pdf)

2020-2021 Trash & Recycling Calendar
(.pdf)
(July ’20 thru June ’21)

Items Too Big For Your Trash Bin?
Bulky (trash) items and bulky (recycle) metals/appliances are collected by appointment. Appointments are based on the trash and recycling calendar and are available on a first come, first served basis. To schedule pickup of these items please call (800) 972-4545. Please note, some exceptions apply.

Resources for Donating Unwanted Items

RIRRC Household Hazardous Eco-Depot Schedule Appointment

Unsure about how to dispose of an item, check this A-Z List

Cart Placement, Automated Collection and Winter Storm Tips

 

Waste Management Call Center at (800) 972-4545

Our vendor, Waste Management, has established a call center for certain trash & recycling issues.
Please call the Waste Management Call Center at (800) 972-4545 ONLY for these specific issues:
– Missed trash & recycling collections (regular, leaf, special appointment),
– Driver safety issues,

– Damages to property 
due to trash collection operations.

Call the Waste Management Call Center – (800) 972-4545

RECYCLING COORDINATOR FUNCTION: Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works, the Recycling Coordinator provides coordinative and administrative support for Town recycling programs and projects, including: providing liaison with the public, schools, community groups, Town businesses and other local government agencies, developing informational materials, assisting the Director in the overseeing of daily residential curbside operations, and performing related duties.

Primary project components include monitoring residential curbside pick-up, increasing participation in the corrugated cardboard program, implementing strategies for local commercial/industrial recycling, and designing and implementing environmental education programs.

Essential functions are to monitor private haulers for contract compliance; citizen complaint resolution; coordinate development and research of solid waste reduction activities and increase & implement public awareness and participation in recycling programs.

Smithfield Recycles

Smithfield Recycling and Trash Carts

Total Participation Recycling Program

Since 2007, the Town of Smithfield no longer collects trash from residents who do not recycle. There will be no exceptions to this program.

Replacement recycling carts are available at the Department of Public Works at 3 Spragueville Rd. (next to the Ice Rink/Animal Shelter, off Rte. 116/Pleasant View Ave.)  The Department of Public Works will be responsible for repairs including, but not limited to wheels, axles, lids, hinge pins, and replacement of carts damaged by Town plows or Town vehicles.  

For more information, visit the Total Participation Recycling Program page or call the Recycling Coordinator at 233-1034, ext 105.

Whitegoods & Electronics Pickup

Bulky Items and Metal/ Appliance Items Pick-Up Request

Bulk (trash) items and metal/appliance items are collected, by appointment, on a first come, first served basis, according to the schedule on the trash and recycling calendar.

To schedule a pick up please call our hauling company, Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545. Please note, construction debris is not accepted through the Town’s Trash and Recycling program and some exceptions apply.

Yard Waste Collection

The Town of Smithfield will begin Lawn and Yard Waste pickup on the first full week of April. Yard waste is collected on residents’ regular trash day on a route separate from trash and recycling.

Yard waste must be set at the curb in brown paper bags (available at local retailers) or barrels clearly labeled YARD WASTE. Yard waste in plastic garbage bags or cardboard boxes will not be collected. A maximum of 12 barrels and/or bags of yard waste is accepted per household.

Yard waste will be collected every week April through May; every other week starting June through October, and every week through November. Please see the recycling calendar for exact dates.

Composting is a good way to reduce your curbside yard waste collection requirements. Compost bins are available to residents for $40 each at the Smithfield Public Works Garage located at 3 Spragueville Road (behind Dave’s Towing Service).

Please contact the Smithfield Recycling Coordinator at 233-1034, ext 105 or send an email to recycle@smithfieldri.com with questions.

Plastic Grocery Bags

Plastic Bag Recycling

Single use plastic grocery bags and (stretchy) film can be brought back to your local grocery store or pharmacy; please do not put them in recycling bins or use them to dispose of recyclables in the recycling bins.

There should be no plastic bags or film placed in curbside recycling carts.

 

Cardboard

Got cardboard? There is a cardboard recycling container at Smithfield DPW, 3 Spragueville Rd. Smithfield residents can bring flattened cardboard up to 5 feet in length for recycling. Drop-off is available during DPW hours of operation are M-F 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.