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Coronavirus Updates

Credit Card Payments

The Town of Cumberland is unable to accept credit card or debit card payments at this time (on-line or in person). Payment options include: Cash, Check, Money Order, or on-line bill pay through your bank. Due to high volume, your check may not be cashed for several weeks , but will be posted to your account as of the post mark date. If you are trying to reach the Collections department please leave a message or send an e-mail to Collections@cumberlandri.org. We appreciate your patience.

E-Waste Event – May 15th

The Town of Cumberland Public Works Department has scheduled an Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Drop-off Event on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Cumberland Monastery, which is located at 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Residents are advised that this is a drive-by drop-off event, and people are encouraged not to leave their vehicles.  The workers from the electronics recycling company, Indie-Cycle, will off-load your vehicle or truck.  Face coverings are also recommeded for this event.

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, televions, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, cameras, microwaves, small household appliances.  Anything with a wire.  Also accepted are auto/marine batteries and battery back-ups.

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 the 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 material.

Residents are advised that this is NOT a hazardous material disposal event.  The E-Waste event is for the drop-off of electronic waste only.  Information regarding the scheduling of hazardous material disposal events in other nearby communities can be found on the website of the RI Resource Recovery Corporation at www.rirrc.org.

Information regarding this E-Waste event is also available on the Town website at www.cumberlandri.org  and at www.indiecycle.com.  Anyone having any further questions regarding this event can contact the Trash & Recycling Department at 728-2400 Ext. 155.

Mayoral Internship Program

The Mayoral Internship Program (MIP) is designed to provide students with a passion for public service and community engagement with an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience that benefits their future career development. Interns have the opportunity to apply for placement in the Police Department, Mayor’s Office, EMS, and Water Department. Find all applications below.

All applications must be completed by 2pm on May 17th. 

Yard Waste Beginning in April

The Cumberland Public Works Department is pleased to announce the start of the weekly curbside collection of yard waste beginning on Monday, April 5, 2021.  The collection of yard waste during the spring will continue until Friday, June 11, 2021.  Yard waste collection during the summer months will resume on a bi-weekly basis starting on June 21, 2021.

Residents are reminded that yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling but will be performed with a separate collection truck. Yard waste is only accepted if placed in brown paper biodegradable lawn bags.  Small bundles of branches, which are no larger than 2 inches in diameter and limited to 3 feet in length, may also be placed curbside for pick-up.  Yard waste that is placed in trash cans or plastic bags will not be collected by the town’s trash and recycling company.

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

2021 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The 2021 Hydrant Flushing schedule can be found here.

The Cumberland Water Department will begin our Hydrant Flushing Program. This is a semi-annual procedure to remove the bulk of the accumulated sediments in the water mains.  While hydrant flushing is occurring in your area you may experience some discolored water, as well as lower than normal pressure. If you experience rusty water, run your cold water for a short time to clear lines.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Town Hall is Open by Appointment ONLY

In response to COVID-19, access to Town Hall will be by appointment only effective Monday, November 23rd. Visitors will be limited to one individual per department.

Hours: M-F from 9-12 and 1-4

Make an appointment by either clicking one of the links below OR call Town Hall at 728-2400.

Board of Canvassers x131,   Building/Inspections x141,   Collections x170,    Mayor’s Office x132,   Planning x140,  Public Works x125,   Solicitor’s x130,  Tax Assessors x 165,   Town Clerk’s Office x 164,   Trash/Recycling x155,  and  Vital Records x137.

Residents will continue to enter the Town Hall through the ramp entrance on the side of the building. Please wear a mask/face covering and sign in upon entry. Once signed in, you will go to the department you wish to see.

Make an appointment with the Planning Department. 

Make an appointment with the Tax Assessors Office. 

Make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s Office. 

Make an appointment to go into the Vault.

Bulky Item Pickup – Update

In  the Town of Cumberland, bulky item pickup is going from every other Saturday to an every Tuesday pick up.  Residents are still required to call the Cumberland Trash and Recycling Department at 401-728-2400 x155 to schedule their pickup. All scheduling needs to be completed by noon on the Thursday prior to the pickup. The schedule can be found here.

Thank you.

Message to the Town of Cumberland

Upon the advice of Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, I have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to reduce the spread of the Covid-19.

At this time, Town Hall is opened to the public by appointment ONLY. Hours will be from 9 to 12 and 1 to 4.  Anyone entering the building will be asked to sign in and wear a mask/face-covering. A drop box located at the ADA ramp entrance on the side of Town Hall is available to accept payments and to process requests for information.

If there is anything our office can do to be of service to you, please contact my Community Outreach Coordinator, Sarah King at 401-728-2400 x132.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. I firmly believe that we are better together. Our collective strengths as individuals and as a town will see us through this crisis.

Be well.

Thank you,

Mayor Jeff Mutter

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