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Electronic (E-Waste) Event 5/21!

The Town of Cumberland Public Works Department has scheduled an Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Drop-off Event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Cumberland Monastery, which is located at 1464 Diamond Hill Road.

E-Waste items accepted at NO charge include computers, laptops, monitors, routers, PDA’s, cell phones, mouses, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, televisions, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, cameras, microwaves, small household appliances.  Anything with a wire.  Also accepted are auto/marine batteries and battery backup.

There will be a $10 disposal fee for each laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant-containing devices. The disposal fee also applies to large wooden-boxed speakers, and a $5 disposal fee is charged for smaller speakers.  Items NOT accepted include light bulbs, single-use household batteries, fire/carbon monoxide detectors, tapes/disks, glass, styrofoam, broken TV tubes, or any hazardous materials.

Residents are advised that this is NOT a hazardous materials disposal event.  The E-Waste event is for the drop-off of electronic waste only.

Anyone having any further questions regarding this event can contact the Trash & Recycling Department at 728-2400 Ext. 155.

2022 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The Cumberland Water Department will begin our Hydrant Flushing Program. This is an annual maintenance procedure to remove the bulk of the accumulated sediments in the water mains.

AREA 1: (March 28, 2022, to April 6, 2022)

Berkeley/Ashton Area: Both sides of Mendon Road from MArshall Avenue North to Interstate 295, including all plats and side streets. Also, Angell Road, including all plats and side streets.

Area 2: (April 4, 2022, to April 22, 2022)

Diamond Hill Area: South of interstate 295 on Diamond Hill Road, including all plats and side streets.

Area 3: (April 21, 2022, to May 23, 2022)

Cumberland Hill: North of Interstate 295 on Mendon Road and all plats and side streets.

Area 4: (May 23, 2022, to June 21, 2022) 

Arnold Mills Area: North of interstate 295 on Diamond Hill Road, Abbott Run Valley Road, and Nate Whipple Highway,  including all plats and side streets.

Our customers may experience some discolored water, as well as lower than normal pressure. If you experience discolored water, run your cold water for a short time to clear lines. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yard Waste

The Cumberland Public Works Department is pleased to announce the start of the weekly curbside collection of yard waste beginning on Monday, April 4, 2022. The collection of yard waste during the spring will continue until Friday, June 10, 2022. Yard waste collection during the summer months will resume on a bi-weekly basis starting on June 20, 2022. Updates regarding the summer and fall collection schedules will be advertised at a later date.

Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, hedge or shrub clippings, and small branches. No trash, stones, or sand can be mixed in.

Please contact the trash and recycling department at 401-728-2400 x155 with any questions.

Dog & Business License Online Portal

Use the following link for your general business or liquor licenses!


Applying for a Marriage License

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead to make an appointment.  At that time, our staff we’ll review with you the required documentation.  If possible, we ask that all required documentation (MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS ATTACHED) be emailed to us in advance in order to prepare the license for your review prior to coming to Town Hall.

  • Complete the marriage worksheet.  Please do not sign until you are here, and we witness your signature.
  • Driver’s Licenses and or valid passport.  If the license shows an address other than your Cumberland address, you will be required to provide alternate documentation showing your Cumberland address such as utility bill, bank statement, etc.
  • Long form Birth Certificate, original no copies.  Translated by an accredited translation company, if in another language.  (LIST OF ACCREDITED TRANSLATION COMPANIES).  Here is the link to the form to request a birth certificate if either party needs a certified copy of their birth certificate; $22 for a certified copy.  One can also be requested and pay for on-line at https://vitalrecords.egov.com/CDC.VitalRecordsMVC.Web/Wizard/RI/Municipality/SelectMunicipality.
  • Certified Copy of the Final Divorce decree from the Court is required, if either party have been divorced.
  • The license is good for 90 days from the day you both sign here at Town Hall.

Please upload/email all documents to vitalrecords@cumberlandri.org in advance so the license can be drafted.  Once the documents have been received, you’ll be contacted to set up an appointment for both parties to come in with all your original documents and payment; $24 for the marriage license (cash, check or charge).

Message to the Town of Cumberland

One of the greatest things about Cumberland isn’t a thing at all, it is the people. I believe in Cumberland, and I believe in Cumberland’s future. By capturing the spirit and energy of this town and by working together, we can create a community that provides opportunities for all. Together we can develop a state of the art senior center, revitalize Broad Street, and bring Diamond Hill Park to life for a new generation. This is all achievable. This is who we are.

Be well.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Mutter

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