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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.

  • John Kissik, Coordinator
    Extension 155
  • Edna Collette, DPW Clerk
    Extension 125
We are located at

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

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Yard Waste

The weekly curbside collection of yard waste within the Town of Cumberland will end on Friday, June 10, 2022.  However, yard waste collection will continue on a bi-weekly basis during the summer season beginning on Monday, June 20, 2022.  The townwide collection of yard waste every two weeks will continue until September 23, 2022.  The weekly collection of yard waste will again resume on October 3, 2022.  An updated fall collection schedule will be published at a later date.

Yard waste is defined as grass clippings, leaves, vegetation, and small branches. No trash, stones, or sand can be mixed in with your yard waste. Bags found with these unacceptable materials or other debris and refuse will not be collected.

Residents are reminded that yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling, but 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 in cans or plastic bags, will not be collected by the town’s trash and recycling company.

Residents will also be able to drop off yard waste at the Town’s Pascale Highway Facility located at 17 Old Mendon Road.  Yard waste will be accepted Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Yard waste cannot be delivered at this facility on those Mondays or other days that are scheduled for town holidays.

Bulky Items

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 noon the Thursday before the scheduled pick-up date.

The list of pickup dates can be found here.

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 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. The fee for them to pick it up is $40 and if it is dropped off dry and free of bed bugs it is free.

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 1110 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, they are open Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:00. Green Tech Assets’ phone number is 401-721-9965.

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.

State Landfill

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation’s Small Vehicle Area in Johnston allows you to go beyond your recycling bin, offering special/bulky item recycling, as well as disposal. Some items accepted free of charge are bulky rigid plastics, oversized cardboard, cooking oil, and more. You can also dispose of construction and demolition debris and trash for a fee. Visit their website for a complete list of the accepted materials and pricing.

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