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, RI 02896

Monday - Friday 7:00 am -  3:00 pm 
Seasonal Saturday Hours: 9 am - 3 pm

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Season 

begins October 3, 2016

Fall Season continues from Monday October 3rd - Friday December 2nd

Residents can place up to 8 brown lawn bags or cans of leaves, grass clippings and small branches out for collection on their regular collection day. 

Small bundles of branches under 3 feet in length will also be collected.

Yard waste is processed into compost and collected separate from trash or recycling.  It is very important that no trash, plastic bags or non-organic materials are mixed in.

Did you realize.  Taking advantage of the curbside pickup is better than bringing yard waste to the garage? Once collected at your home, it goes straight to RIRRC compost area. When yard waste is brought here, our crew takes extra time to load containers and then incur a fee to bring the containers to the landfill.

Make it easier on yourself and let MTG Disposal collect your yard waste when its the season. Instead only visit us when you have more yard waste than the limit allows. 

Additional ideas to handle yard waste right on your property.

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

Fall is a great time to start 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 


Paper Shredding Events this September

Shred-it is offering some community shredding events for all to attend. 

Shred-It Upcoming Events


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 


Read our recent edition of Recycling News below for 

seasonal tips. 

 View the current edition of Recycling News

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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.  




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. 

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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