Trash & Recycling
Welcome to the Town of North Smithfield
Refuse & Recycling Department
767-2200 ext. 345
281 Quaker Highway
North Smithfield, R.I. 02896
Monday - Friday 7:00 am. - 3:00 pm.
Seasonal Saturday Hours have begun: 9 am - 3 pm
Enjoy Nature and the Outdoors - Looking for fun ways spend time outside? Click these links to see a small variety of what is happening in our town and state this summer. NS Summer Tennis Program, Audobon Society of RI, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Roger Williams Park Zoo, URI Summer Programs, RI State Parks & National Parks Service 100th Birthday.
Iron Eyes Cody - KAB Commerical- 1971
Watch this powerful commerical that brought us all to tears. Share with those who do not remember this message. The message started 45 years ago, but unfortunately we still have not fixed this problem.
Keep our Community Beautiful -- Don't Litter! No one likes to see litter while they are outside. Think that small piece of litter doesn't really matter if thrown on the ground -- we'll here are the real facts.
Keep America Beautiful - Let's End Litter
Cigarettes butts while small, pose a huge litter and environmental problem if tossed out car windows or on the roads. Learm more:
Cigarette Prevention Program
Summer is a great time to enjoy the nice weather, be outside, experience nature and take part in a variety of summer programs.
NEW Mattress Program beginning MAY 1, 2016
With new mattress legislation, residents of Rhode Island will be able to bring an old mattress or boxspring to be recycled at acceptable locations at no charge.
The Town North Smithfield highway garage will accept mattress from town residents on Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm.
Our new program offers
1. curbside pick up (for a fee)
2. drop off at our garage at no charge
3. or drop off directly at state approved mattress recyclers and get paid $2 per peice.
For complete details, click here
Curbside Yard Waste Collection Season
ended June 4, 2016
After the curbside collection ends, town residents can bring grass clippings, small branches and shrubs and debris from small yard projects to our highway garage. This can be dropped off during business hours - Monday - Friday 7 am - 3 pm & Saturdays from 9 am - 3pm. Please do not leave items out in front.
Live on a larger wooded lot? Please consider keeping yard waste right on your property. It is the greenest way to handle this material.
Click here for best ways to handle yard waste
How about starting a backyard compost pile? This allows you to add fruit & vegetable scraps out of your trash amounts and with summer here, this type of waste adds up quickly. Not only will you get great free rich compost for your gardens, you will also be surprised how easy it is, and no aminals if done right. Click below for how to begin.
How to start a compost pile
NOW some Eco-Depot Events Include E-Waste
To assist residents in the proper disposal of TVs, monitors and computers, RIRRC is now including a collection for this material at some of their Eco- Depot events.
Just like household hazardous waste collection, RI residents from any community in our state can attend these events.
2016 Eco- Depot & E-Waste Collection Schedule
Please make sure you bring only accepted items to these collections and to speed service, make sure to sign up for an appointment time.
to make an appointment click here
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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.
2016 Trash Holidays
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 Rigid Plastic, Scrap Metal & Yard Waste
Residents are welcome to bring these accepted items to our Highway Garage whenever we're OPEN.
Recycling @ our Highway Garage
RECYCLING Fluorescent Light Bulbs
CFL's are always accepted at our statewide Eco-Depot collections, but residents can also bring to small light bulb size, no tubes, to Lowe's & Home Depot for drop off by customer service.
RECYCLING TVs & E- Waste
Due to unforseen circumstances, TVs and E- Waste are no longer being accepted at the Highway Garage.
Free drop off for RI residents is still available for TVs, monitors & computers (CPUs, laptops & tablets) at the state landfill in Johnston RI. Click here for hours and details.
Electronics that are metal,(eg: microwaves, toaster ovens, VRC etc.) are still accepted at the highway garage and will be recycled with in our scrap metal collection.
Private companies are also offering a drop off or pick up option for computer components. Residents should contact these companies directly. Click here for specific details.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as town responds to these new limitations just placed on the collection of this material.
RECYCLING Hardcovered Books, Plastic Bags & Textiles
See how you can recycle even more by using additional community programs.
Recycling @ Community Drop-Offs
Two area drop offs options are available for our residents - click below.
Information & Directions to Styrofoam Drops
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 ?
Wondering how to dispose batteries or consturction debris?
Click here for list of the frequently asked items.
click for ecoRI article specifically on disposing batteries
Still don't see your unwanted items. By clicking the A-Z icon below, you will access RI Resource Recovery's directory that lists over 5,000 items. This also indicates 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.
2016 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