Yard Waste Collection Resuming

Woonsocket residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of yard waste (grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc.) for 1-3 unit properties, will resume on Monday, September 28 and continue through Friday, December 4. Place yard waste in compost bags (do not use any kind of tape to secure the bags closed) or closed barrels (with lids) clearly marked “YARD WASTE” and leave them curbside on your collection day by 7 am.

 

The drop-off site in Blackstone, MA, off Canal Street (North Smithfield) is opened Wednesdays 8am to 2:30pm and Saturdays 8am to 2:30pm, for those residents having the appropriate yard waste sticker; all residential properties in the City of Woonsocket are included in the yard waste drop-off program. Stickers (TEAL for 2020) can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of a current vehicle registration. Stickers are FREE for 2020 and are for Woonsocket residents only.

 

All yard waste stickers issued prior to January 2020 have expired.

 

Commercial vehicle registrations are excluded from this program.

 

This program is for yard waste only; it is illegal to combine yard waste and household waste.

 

Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at (401) 767-8880.

 

Residents are encouraged to stay informed by signing up for the City of Woonsocket E-Alerts, a community notification program by visiting the following web site:

 

 

https://www.woonsocketri.org/subscrib

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