Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up-to-date information for residents and visitors

Home > News > Recycling Do and Do Not’s

Recycling Do and Do Not’s

Recycling Do and Do Not’s

We are at the time of year when we will be gathering with family for the holidays.  At this time of the year we generate additional trash and recycling material, and proper disposal of these items will help the City save money by reducing rejected recycling loads.  What is a rejected recycling load you ask?  
This is when items are placed into the recycling cart that are not acceptable. This causes a recycling load to be rejected and additional costs to the City.   
We would like to provide everyone with a reminder on what can and can not go into your recycling cart.

 

Do’s                                                       

Wrapping paper as                                   

longs as it is flattened

and not in a ball                                

Plastic Bottles                                           

Newspapers                                               

Tin Cans                                                     

Flattened Loose Cardboard                     

Glass Bottles & Jars                                  

          

Do Not’s

Do not place a plastic bag (trash or store) filled with wrapping paper in your recycling cart, paper must be loose.            No Plastic bags at all

Do not place any fabric material.  The City has two programs 1st is curbside collection and 2nd is bin drop offs throughout the City

No food of any kind

Yard Waste

No Construction Material, including wood

No metal

No Car parts (Rotors, tires, bumpers, etc.)

No Electronics (TV’s, radios, VCR’s, etc.)

No Styrofoam of any kind

No Christmas Trees (these will be collected during the month of January on your trash day)

No Books (These can be dropped off at the Transfer Station in the book bin at no charge)

Do your part and recycling the correct way for more information please Below are a couple of links to help your recycling journey.

How the MRF Works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jda_9_30-WU&t=178s

Recycling Game

http://rhodeislandresource.recycle.game/

Submissions Open for Photo Contest Theme for 2024 Calendar

  • January 24, 2023
  • Press Release

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien and contest organizer Patricia S. Zacks are calling for suggestions on a theme for the 2024 City Calendar.Each year, a different theme is selected for the calendar...  Read More >

City Speak
"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

Building Futures RI Orientation Event

  • July 12, 2022
  • Event

Interested in starting a career in building and construction? Building Futures Rhode Island is offering orientations for more information for those interested. See the flyers below or visit https://...  Read More >