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Town of Cumberlandhttp://www.psdgraphics.com/file/green-recycling-icon.jpgTrash & Recycling Department

Donna Kaehler, Recycling Coordinator

728-2400 x-155

recycle@cumberlandri.org

 

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Text Box: Cumberland High School

 

   

 

 

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Text Box: RI State Winner 
Text Box: Recycle-Bowl is the nation’s largest recycling competition for K-12 schools which promotes waste reduction.   During a four week period, schools competed to recycle the most in their state -- and this year Cumberland High School won this accomplishment.
Over 6,000 pounds of recyclables, or over 4.41 pounds per student were collected during the contest. CHS started a new lunchroom recycling program to complement the existing classroom program.  And their efforts paid off.  
Not only did the High School gain recycling recognition from Keep America Beautiful and the Town of Cumberland, but they were also awarded a state prize of $1,000.  
Way to recycle Cumberland High School !
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Spring is a great time of year in the trash & recycling world. Start a compost pile, work outside in your gardens, participate in town litter clean-ups, bring items to a local hazardous waste collection, or just recycle all you can in your blue bin; all are easy ways to be good to our environment.

Spring Cleaning

Many households are busy spring cleaning this time of year.  Keep in mind what is accepted in our town weekly trash & recycling programs.  Remember:

1.    Do not place anything out at the curb before 6pm one day prior to your collection day. 

2.    Only one bulky item can be collected per week. See below for details regarding the bulky item program.

3.   Items not picked-up on your regular collection day cannot be left at the curb per town ordinance.

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*** Up Coming Events & Dates ***

 

*April 5th Saturday RIRRC Eco- Depot Event

 65 Shun Pike, Johnston RI

See below for details of what is considered hazardous waste and collection dates.

*April 14th MondayCurbside Yard Waste Collection Begins

Spring collection runs from April 14- June 13th, 2014.  Click above for details.

*April 22nd Earth Day.

*May 3rd Saturday Earth Day Clean - Up

Heritage Park & Bike Path

9 am – 2 pm. Organized by Friends of the Blackstone & Town of Cumberland.

*May 6th Tuesday Learn to Compost Lecture

Cumberland Public Library

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Every Backyard Needs Two Piles: A Compost Pile & a Leaf Pile. Click above for event details.

*May 10th Saturday Eco- Depot Event

1117 River Street, Woonsocket, RI.

See below for details of what is considered hazardous waste and collection dates.

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Keep current with upcoming events, new information and tips.  Click on the newest edition of Recycling News below.

Recycling News

Want to add your email to receive future newsletters and waste collection updates? Send your email address to recycle@cumberlandri.org


 

 Hazardous Waste (Eco- Depot) Collections

 

Our state landfill offers numerous events to safely dispose hazardous waste.  RI residents are welcome to go to any of these free collection events in our state. 

 

For a complete list of what is considered hazardous click here:

 

RIRRC Eco-Depot Brochure

 

For a list of dates and locations for the events, click below:

 

2014 Eco-Depot Schedule


 

RI RESOURCE RECOVERY

65 Shun Pike, Johnston, RI

942-1430

Normal Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 3:45pm, Sat: 6:00am - 12:00pm

Have a Small Vehicle Disposal Area where residents are welcome to bring many items that our community can not accommodate.

Our Small Vehicle disposal area offers easy access to recycling and disposal for individuals and small businesses. Off-loading for disposal is self-serve, although an attendant will be available to assist and direct.

Some items accepted at the Small Vehicle Area are listed below. 

FREE:

  • Large amounts of cardboard - up to 6' x 6'
  • Cooking Oil
  • Plastics (bulky & rigid) - Examples: plastic buckets, milk crates, kitty litter baskets, lawn furniture, pet carriers, toys & playhouses, laundry baskets, trash/recycling bins, pallets and shelving

 

FOR A FEE:

  • Clean Wood -  $20/ton ($20 minimum)
  • Scrap Metal - Depends on % metal content (potentially FREE)
  • Tires - $7/each ($75/each, oversized)
  • Trash  & Construction Debris - $75/ton ($23 minimum)

Trash Holiday Schedule 2014

Trash or recycling will not be collected on trash holidays.  Collections will be delayed one day. Click below for the list of holidays effecting trash collection. 

Want to be reminded of holidays that affect our trash collection schedule, send your email address to recycle@cumberlandri.org to keep up to date.

Holiday Schedule


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  • cONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES. Recycling conserves natural resources such as trees, water and minerals — preserving the environment for future generations.
  • Reduces the need for landfills. Recycling reduces the need for landfills and incinerators because when materials are recycled, less waste is sent to disposal facilities.
  • Prevents pollution. Recycling prevents pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions caused by the extracting and processing of raw materials.
  • Saves energy. Recycling saves energy by eliminating the need to extract and process raw materials.
  • Creates jobs. Recycling helps create new jobs in the United States for both the recycling industry and manufacturing.

 


 

CUMBERLAND’S

WEEKLY CURBSIDE TRASH & RECYCLING PROGRAM

Trash Collection Guidelines:

§  All trash MUST be in cans or bags - please no loose trash. Weekly accepted trash amounts are limited to four (4) 36 gallon trash cans or bags.

 

§  Trash collection in our community is a manual collection, meaning men still pick up your trash.  Please be aware that trash bags or cans cannot weigh more than 35 pounds each. We recommend a trash can size of 36 gallons.  Using a larger can might hamper your trash from being partially or completely emptied. 

§         Place containers curbside no earlier than 4 pm one day prior to collection and no later than 7 am. on your collection day.

§         Trash amounts for an average family of four – should not be more than one 36 gallon can weekly. Does your family seem to have more trash than this?   Feel free to call for suggestions on ways to reduce.

Recycling Collection Guidelines:

§  Cumberland is now using the automated recycling carts. These containers are larger to hold more material than before.

 

§  All recycling should be LOOSE in your bin. Do NOT place in plastic bags. Shredded paper is the ONLY item we accept in doubled clear or translucent plastic bags.

§         Many more recyclables can now go right in the recycle bin— go to www.recycletogetherri.org  for a complete list.

 

MOVING-OUT or CLEANING-OUT?

Residents are reminded the weekly trash limits still apply.  The town will not come to properties and collect unlimited amounts of trash.  To reduce trash amounts on move-out day, some recommendations are:

ü  Consider donating useable household items to organizations. Many will come and pick up at your house and give tax donation certificates.

ü  Plan ahead—the town policy is ONE bulky item per week.  Plan ahead if you are disposing of more items.

ü   See below for hazardous waste collection schedules.   Items that are hazardous will not be taken in the trash. Residents can bring to any Saturday morning collection throughout our state and dispose for FREE.

ü  Call with any questions – 728-2400 x 155.

 MOVING-IN to CUMBERLAND?

New residents during their final walk through should check that a recycling cart has been left on the property.  Each house has been delivered a cart for recyclables, but these STAY with the property when ownership changes.  Avoid any confusion or cost by making sure the previous owner has properly left the cart.

SPECIAL CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS

BULKY ITEMS: 

(Bulky items are considered a furniture item such as a couch, table or chair etc.)

 

§   Construction debris, TVs, e-waste or appliances is not included in this collection.

§   One bulky item is permitted weekly.

§   Consider donating if item is still usable. 

 

WHITE GOODS: 

(White goods are large appliances:  stove, refrigerator, water heaters, etc.) 

 

§   White goods are collected every Wednesday.

§   Call Waste Haulers @ 943-6503 to schedule a pick-up.

§    Smaller appliances such as a microwave, dehumidifier or anything with a cord should be taken to the Kent Street garage.

 YARD WASTE:

(Yard waste is defined as vegetation, grass, leaves, weeds and small branches smaller than 3 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter. NO stones, dirt, or trash can be mixed in.)

 

§   Weekly segregated collection: Spring collection from April 15 – June 15.  Fall collections from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15.

§   Place in brown compostable yard waste bags.

§   Residents are limited to 8 brown bags weekly.

 

COMMUNITY DROP - OFF LOCATIONS

Recycle even more items by using area drop-offs. 

 

KENT STREET GARAGE

37 Blackstone Street

Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

723-7251 

 

Items accepted at this location are:

§   TV’s- All sizes are accepted free of charge.

§   Computers & E-waste – computers, scanners, printers, copiers, cell phones, computer parts, etc.  

§   Electrical items - any item with a cord.

§   Motor oil

§   Propane tanks

§   Car batteries

Please drop only items we can accept.  Anything else will be considered illegal dumping.

 

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Accepted items:  clothing of all types; coats/hats/gloves;  bedding/pillows/blankets;   curtains; undergarments; boots/flip flops/slippers; cleats/shin guards; purses/backpacks/belts; stuffed animals/dolls; scrap fabrics. 

plastic bag recycling bin ReStore      RESTORE PLASTIC BAG RECYCLING:  ReStore is Rhode Island’s plastic bag recycling program.  RI is the first in the nation to provide comprehensive plastic bag recycling, starting in 2005.   Plastic bags are NOT placed in your recycling bin.  Bring to the blue ReStore containers located in most RI supermarkets, big-box retailers and pharmacies.

Accepted items: 

  • Shopping bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper bags
  • Bread/bagel bags
  • Produce bags
  • Mattress bags
  • Shrink wrap from cases of beverages
  • Electronic overwrap
  • Paper towel and toilet paper overwrap
  • Airpacks (from shipped packages)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Pellet/Firewood bags

 

OTHER ITEMS YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DISPOSE?

COOKING OIL - Bring to RI Resource Recovery in Johnston.

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS- Construction debris is considered wood, sheet rock, toilets, windows, tiles etc. This material cannot be collected in the weekly residential collection.  Residents can dispose of this item for a fee at RI Resource Recovery or any area transfer stations.

CHRISTMAS TREES- Real trees and wreaths free of tinsel, ornaments, wire or bags can be brought to Tucker Field, Kent Street Garage or Northern Garage during the month of January for composting.  Trees are not collected curbside and will not be put in the trash.  

FLOURESCENT LIGHT BULBS – CFL’s are considered hazardous and can be brought to an Eco- Depot collection.  They are also accepted at many Lowes and Home Depot stores by the customer service desk. 

HAZARDOUS ITEMS - Oil based paints/stains, pool chemicals, propane tanks are considered hazardous and are not collected in the weekly trash.  RIRRC offers many Eco-Depot collections throughout the state. Go to www.rirrc.org.eco-depot  or call 942-1430 x 241 for collection dates and accepted items.

HARD-COVERED BOOKS – The hard cover keeps the books from going directly into the curbside recycle bin.  Either remove the hard cover or bring the entire book and drop in the Kiducation boxes (locations above).  Either way, the book will be recycled.

MEDICAL SHARPS- All medical sharps should be placed in thick plastic container, such as an old laundry detergent container. Secure with cover and then tape, and put in your TRASH can—do not place in recycling.

PAINTS & STAINS – Latex paints/stains are environmentally friendly and empty cans with cover off, can go right in the recycle bin.  Cans of latex paint, must be hardened with cover off container and then can go in your weekly trash.  Latex paints will be marked as clean up with soap and water only.  If clean up requires anything other than water, this must be handled as hazardous waste.

RIGID PLASTIC – Can be recycled by bring to the landfill, RIRRC during normal business hours.

STYROFOAM – Hard packing Styrofoam can be recycled if brought to area locations.  KWD located in Uxbridge, MA does allow residents to drop off bagged items, free of stickers, tape and food. Call for specific instructions.

Area UPS & FedEx stores also accept Styrofoam for use in their packages. Call them directly for guidelines for each business.

TIRES - Local tires business will accept tires for a nominal fee.

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Why do I have this cart?     Cumberland is automating their recycling collection, and residents must use this container to have their recycling picked up by the automated truck.

Why are we automating recycling?  To make recycling easier for our residents and to recycle more than ever before. 

1.  Larger containers give resident room for all recycling they generate – no more having to throw away recycling because the bin was full.

2.  Closed containers keep all recycling in the container—let’s keep paper or plastic from blowing through the streets.

3.   Save our town money – Curbside recycling is one easy way to generate revenue for our community.  If our residents will just sort recycling from trash, and put into these wheeled containers -- the savings will add up quickly.

a).  All recyclables are brought to our state landfill with no tipping fees;  unfortunately trash brought to the landfill costs us taxpayers $32 per ton. 

b). Cumberland is awarded a yearly recycling profit share.  The more our community recycles, the bigger our share. 

Is this container just for recycling?  YESOnly recycling goes into this cart. Now instead of putting your recycling in the blue and green bins, you put in this wheeled cart.  Residents can mix all their recycling together, but must not mix trash with recycling. 

Should recycling be loose or can it be in plastic bags in the cart? Loose.  Recycling cannot be in plastic bags for the sorting process to take place at our state recycling center.  Also remember to keep different materials separate, such as a glass jar with a metal lid.  Recycle both, but keep the lid off the jar so it can be sorted properly. 

What container do I use for my trash?  Trash must not be placed in the recycling cart. Residents should continue to use their own containers for trash collection.

Why should we sort recycling from trash?  Recyclable materials such as tin cans, paper etc. have a resale value and can be sold and reused if can be collected. While our state landfill can sort recyclables into 13 different materials, it can NOT sort trash from the mix.  Sorting has to be done before trash and recycling get mixed together to be utilized. This is why each household has to have two containers, one for recycling and one for trash, and also why we send two separate trucks, one to collect recycling only and one to collect trash only each week to your house.

Do I have to worry how heavy the container might be?  No. The new system is automated, meaning we are now having a machine to pick-up and empty the cart.  So go ahead and add as much recycling as fits into the container.

Where do I place the cart on the curb?   You will place the cart in your usual spot for recycling collection.  For ease of empting, please make sure:

1. There is a 3 foot clearance around the recycle cart.

2. The arrows on the lids face the street.

3. Place no further than 2 feet back from the curb.

Who owns these carts?  Waste Haulers owns these carts, not the resident.  They cannot be removed from the property.  Residents cannot mark or alter the carts.  For any concerns regarding the cart, contact Waste Haulers directly at 401-943-6503.

 

 

 

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Town of Cumberland
45 Broad Street
Cumberland RI, 02864

Providence County

Telephone
401-728-2400

Hours
8:30 - 4:30 Monday thru Friday
 

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