Trash & Recycling

recycle trash in north smithfield

Welcome to the Town of North Smithfield
Refuse & Recycling Department

Recycling Coordinator
 Donna Kaehler
  767-2200 ext. 345 


281 Quaker Highway
North Smithfield, R.I. 02896


Monday - Friday 7:00 am. -  3:00 pm.

 SATURDAY Fall hours 9 am. - 3 pm.



Curbside Collection Begins Monday Oct. 5th  

Yard waste will be collected on the SAME day as your trash & recycling.

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* Town of North Smithfield Trash & Recycling Program Details.

Each town can have different programs for their trash & recycling collection. Click below to understand our community's program.  

NS Program Guidelines

The Town also offers some, not all, additional items to be collected at the curb.  Click below for programs details.

NS Special Curbside Collections

Collections will not take place on a holiday and then postpone collections by one day for the rest of the week. Click below to for our trash holiday listing. 

2015 Trash Holidays 


North Smithfield offers weekly curbside recycling pick-up on the same day as your trash collection. Using this recycling program is the easiest way to reuse valuble materials and reduce your trash amount.

Recycling also saves your tax dollars, precious space in our state landfill, and is good to our environment all at the same time.  

Click below for the correct items to Recycle in this collection.

What to Recycle in your Bin?

Recycle bins are available at the Town Hall located at 1 Main Street and at the Highway Garage.  New residents will receive their first bin free. Replacement or additional bins are just $5


Recycling Accepted at our Highway Garage


 Recycling Beyond the Bin - Using Community Drop-Offs


RECYCLING Stryofoam -

Two area drop offs options are available for our residents - click below.

 Information & Directions to Styrofoam Drops 

RECYCLING Paint -    

RI has a great PaintCare program to recycle both latex & oil-based paints. Some local paint retailers now allow drop off of accepted paints during their normal business hours.  

 PaintCare sites accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish) but we do not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use.

click the PaintCare icon below for drops offs & more program details.


* How do I dispose of other items ?

Not sure how to dispose of a mattress, construction debris or other items? Click below to learn how to correctly dispose of many items.  If you do not see what you need, just give a call.

 How Do I Dispose 


* How much trash are you throwing away each week? 

See if there is more you can do to reduce this amount.

Ways to Reduce Your Weekly Trash Amounts  


*Hosting an Event in NS?  

Let's make sure all happenings in NS recycle and protect our environment. It easy. Call so we can see how we can turn your event "green"


* Moving Out or Into North Smithfield?

Moving into our town - see the information below to understand our trash program.  

Moving out or cleaning out ? Plan ahead and understand what the town will colllect when you  have a larger than normal amount of trash or recycling.  

 Moving Out or Into NS  

* What to do with Hazardous Waste. 

Keep Hazadous Waste out of our trash and environment. With all the FREE Eco- Depot collections sponsored yearly, it is easy to do.  Click below to see the complete list of collection dates.


2015 Hazardous Waste (Eco-Depot) Collection Schedule  

What items are considered hazardous?  The list can surprise you. Click below for a complete list of items that are considered hazardous and to learn about the Eco- Depot collections.

Hazardous Waste  Information Brochure


*  Other questions ?? 

They might be answered below, but if not just call. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Questions or Problems -- call RECYCLING @ 767-2200 x 345



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PO Box 248  |  One Main Street  |  Slatersville, RI 02876  |  Phone: 401.767.2200

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