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. 
Seasonal Saturday Hours have begun:  9 am - 3 pm

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 

NOW going on
 April 4, 2016 - June 3, 2016

Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling.   Residents can have up to 8 leaf bags or cans, clearly marked, of yard waste out at the curb for weekly collection.  Small bundles under 3 feet long with branches less than 2 inches in diameter are also accepted.

Click here for the greenest ways to handle yard waste

Ready to start a backyard compost pile, you will be surprised how easy this is. 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 



TVs & E- Waste Must Now Go To RIRRC

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, lights, 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.


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. 

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 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



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 lsit 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. 

Click above 

 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





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