Curbside pickup of compost (as well as Christmas tree pickup) will end for the season on January 12, 2018. Residents needing curbside pickup after January 12th, will need to call 253-8877 to be added to the weekly pickup list. Pickups will be on Fridays (weather permitting). Please call by Thursday no later than 3pm to be placed on the pickup list.
Please place your compost barrels and/or bags by the curb by 7:00am the morning of your regular weekly trash pickup.
Compost consists of leaves and brush. If using barrels to dispose of yard waste the barrel must be clearly marked "COMPOST". It is preferable for the compost to be stored in bags, but barrels are acceptable. Paper and household trash or garbage are not allowed. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 401-253-8877.
Yard waste can be brought to the Compost Facility at the landfill at no cost to residents, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Additionally, the Compost Department provides free compost for residents that can be used on lawns or gardens. There are two kinds of compost available:
Biosolids compost created from a combination of the by-product of the treatment plant (sludge) and yard waste
Mulch created exclusively from yard waste
Both of these products meet the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations for Lead Poisoning Prevention requirements for posing no significant environmental lead exposure hazard and is considered to be lead safe.
Yard Waste Collection
Please be advised that beginning Monday, April 4, 2016 the cost for Compost Bags will increase from $8.00 per bundle to $10.00 per bundle (checks only). Compost bags may be purchased at the Department of Public Works or Water Pollution Control Department.
Barrel size is limited to 35 gallons
Brush must be tied in bundles of 4 foot lengths
Containers must be clearly marked 'compost'
Only grass clippings, leaves and brush are to be placed in the paper bags
Weight limit for bags and barrels is 50 pounds maximum
Any material left behind will be tagged and not picked up until the following week, if acceptable
Containers with foreign matter (dirt, sod, rocks, plastic, trash, etc.)