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Trash and Recycling

  • Questions about trash and recycling?
  • Need to dispose of a large item?
  • Need a larger or smaller garbage bin?
  • Wonder when yard bags will be picked up?

Please call Trash and Recycling at
(401) 728-2400.

Contact
  • John Kissik, Coordinator
    Extension 155
  • Monica Daniel, DPW Clerk
    Extension 125
We are located at

Cumberland Town Hall
45 Broad Street
2nd floor
Cumberland, RI

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Bulky Items

Effective December 7, 2019., bulky household items will now be picked-up by MEGA the first and third Saturday of the month, except for those months that have trash holiday weeks, when trash and recycling is collected on a Saturday.

During trash holiday weeks, the bulky item pick-up will not occur until the following Saturday. A second December pick-up will be scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2019.

Residents are reminded that bulky items are larger household trash items that cannot be placed in your trash cart. These items are also of a size that can be lifted by a crew and placed in the truck. Typical items include couches and small furniture items. Large items such as construction debris, televisions, or appliances are not considered bulky items, and require a different method of disposal. Bulky items that are wet or covered by snow may be too heavy for the collection crew to pick-up. Residents can contact the Public Works Trash & Recycling Department for more information regarding acceptable bulky items.

Residents will also be required to schedule their bulky item pick-up with the Public Works Trash and Recycling Department by the Thursday before the scheduled Saturday pick-up date.

Hazardous Waste

RIRRC’s Eco-Depot collection events help Rhode Islanders do the right thing with substances in their home that are flammable, combustible, poisonous, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. They host about 15 Saturday collections a year at our facility in Johnston, and about 32 off-site Saturday collections each year, at other spots around the state. Click here for the schedule of events.

Mattresses

Mattresses and box springs are not accepted in the weekly town trash collection.
Ace Mattress Recycling offers curbside pick-up or you can drop your mattress off at their location. Call them at (401) 615-9619.

TVs and E-Waste

TVs & E-Waste items are no longer accepted at our Kent Street Garage.

TVs, computer monitors, computer towers, laptops and tablets are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of safely.

Residents can drop off any electronics at Green Tech Assets on 33 Meeting Street in Cumberland, they are open Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:00

RIRRC allows RI residents to bring TVs and E-Waste to the landfill for FREE disposal. RI Resource Recovery is located at 65 Shun Pike, Johnston RI. Hours: Monday- Friday 6 am – 3:30 pm, Sat 6 am – Noon.

White Goods

MTG Disposal, the company that services our town for trash & recycling collection, also offers a weekly white good collection at no charge to our residents. White goods are large metal appliances, including stoves, dorm sized refrigerators, water heaters, treadmills, gas grills, empty propane tanks, window air conditioners, dehumidifiers).

Call MTG Disposal at (866-420-6342) to schedule a pick up. Place item at your curb by 6 am the morning of the scheduled pickup. Please, not before 6 pm the previous evening. We want to keep our Cumberland streets clean.

Working Refrigerator

National Grid has a program to recycle working refrigerators that are replaced with more energy efficient models, and they could pay you $50 to take it away. Click here for details or call (888) 740-8122.

Bulky Item and Yard Waste Delays

I have received the following information from our trash company, MTG Disposal related to COVID-19 concerns and subsequent delays:

“MTG Disposal is beginning to experience some staffing shortages. We are encouraging personnel to stay home if they experience any symptoms or illness themselves or their direct family members.  The shortage is putting a strain on our collection systems.

Also, we continue to receive updates on coronavirus transmission and collection protocols.  We have been instructed to reduce as many risks to our crews as possible.

As a result of these environmental and staffing circumstances, MTG will postponing the Monday appliance collections after today until further notice. (We are hoping to resume May 4.)  We are also postponing the bulky item collections scheduled for April 4 and April 18 until further notice (We are hoping to resume May 2.)  We will collect the 35 bulky items that are already scheduled for this Saturday, April 4.

The separate Cumberland curbside yard waste collection is currently scheduled to begin on April 13.  This will be postponed until further notice (We are hoping to begin on May 4.)

MTG Disposal continues to remain committed to collect the solid waste and recyclable materials on a weekly basis. We will remain in communication with the town as further collection status changes going forward.”

I appreciate your cooperation and we are continuing to look for an alternative solution.

Thank you. Be well.

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