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.

(Last Saturday will be November 21, 2015)



Being Green @ Thanksgiving is Easy!

 Purchase local produce.  Local is fresher and saves gasoline and diesel.

Use Your Dishwasher.  You'll save the cost of purchasing disposable plates, cups & silverware and you'll significantly reduce your what ends up in your trash bag.

 Carpool to  Gatherings --  You'll get extra time visiting and you will save fuels and our environment.

 Frying your Turkey?  Bring the used cooking oil to RI Resource Recovery at their Small Vehicle Area where this is reused as Biofuel.

 Recycle all you Can-- Our curbside program accepts all kinds of seasonal waste.  Wine bottles, plastic cups, alumium and metal cans, whipped cream and aerosol cans, alumium pie plates & turkey pans, plastic vegetable trays, plastic tubs, milk & soup cartons, as well as most cardboard and paper!  
Just give a quick rinse and flatten boxes and IN the recycling it goes!




Curbside Collection Will Continue Until Dec. 4, 2015   

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

Click here to see the best way to handle your leaves & grass clippings.


Read our recent edition of Recycling News below for seasonal tips. 

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* Town of North Smithfield Trash & Recycling Programs.

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 

** Thanksgiving - Thursday November 26th is a Trash Holiday. **  


RECYCLE - There are ways to recycle so many items!

Recycling is sorting like materials so it can then be made into new items, instead of be landfilled.  When disposing an item, take a look at what is made of  (metal, plastic etc.) to see if it might be accepted in one of our recycling  programs below. 


RECYCLING in your Curbside Bin - 

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.  

What Belongs in the Blue 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 Computers, Rigid Plastic, Scrap Metal, TVs & Yard Waste -

Residents are welcome to bring these accepted items to our Highway Garage whenever we're OPEN.  

Recycling @ our Highway Garage


RECYCLING Fluroscent Light Bulbs - 

CFL's are always accepted at our statewide Eco-Depot collections, but residents can also bring to participating retail stores through a state-wide program through Clean Water Action.


RECYCLING Hardcovered Books, Plastic Bags & Textiles -

See how you can recycle even more by using additional community programs.

 Recycling @ 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 ?

Below details how to properly dispose many of your unwanted items. Use RI Resource Recovery's A- Z directory below to answer many questions and list special North Smithfield programs. 



* 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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