In order for refuse to be collected on a weekly schedule by the City of Pawtucket Department of Public Works, the following rules shall apply:
If you have any questions please call: (401) 728-0500, ext. 282
Do I have to use barrels for my trash? A: Yes, all trash should be placed in plastic bags and placed inside trash barrels. No loose trash should be placed on the curb.
Q: Will the City pick up wood? A. Yes, wood will be picked up. Wood must be cut in lengths 4' or less and less than 3" in diameter bundled and tired. Bundles must weight no more then 75 lbs. You may put out one (1) bundle per trash day.
Q: Does the City pick up yard waste? A: Yes, yard waste will be picked up on your regular trash collection day. It must be separate from your trash and placed in composting bags or loose in barrels. Yard waste consists of grass, tree limbs, leaves and plants. Tree limbs must be no longer than 3’ in length or 3” in diameter, tied and bundled. Yard waste will be picked up from April until October only.
Q: Does the City pick up leaves? A: Yes, the leaf pickup program begins in October and ends in November. During this time, leaves must be separated from other yard waste and put in compost bags or loose in barrels. No Plastic Bags are allowed.
Q: When does the City sell leaf bags? A. The city will no longer be selling leaf bags. You may go to any locate retail store or hardware store to purchase leaf bags.
Q: Does the City pick up cardboard? A. Yes, cardboard is recyclable. Cardboard goes inside your recycle bin. If the card board will not fit inside, you can flatten the cardboard out, lift cover of recycle bin, lay flat across and place cover back down.
Q: Does the City pick up rugs? A: Yes, the City will pick up rugs with your regular trash. Rugs must be cut 4’ and under, rolled and tied.
Q: Does the City pick up automobile parts? A: No, the City will not pick up any automobile parts. Tires and oil may be taken to the Transfer Station on Grotto Avenue.
Q: Does the City pick up metal? A: Yes, the City will pick up metal by appointment. There is no charge for the pickups.
Q: Does the city pick up furniture? A, Yes, you may place one (1) piece of furniture out with your trash per week.
Q: How do I dispose of paint and hazardous materials? A: Latex paint will be picked up with your trash. Open the can and let the air dry the paint, leave the cover off and place the can with your trash. Oil base paints and hazardous materials must be taken to the Eco-Depot in Johnston. Call (401) 942-1430, ext. 241.
Q: How do I dispose of computers? A: The City does not pick up computers. Computers and all computer equipment may be taken to the Transfer Station on Grotto Avenue. There is no charge for the disposal.
Q: What can I do with items that the Sanitation Department doesn't pick up? A, The City has a Transfer Station at 240 Grotto Ave., Pawtucket. For further information you may call the Public Works Office at (401) 728-0500 ext. 282 or the Transfer Station (401) 569-3977.
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