PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF WOONSOCKET

 

 

June 8, 2018

 

YARD WASTE

 

Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of yard waste (grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc.) ends the week of June 11th on your normal collection day.

 

The drop-off site in Blackstone, MA, off Canal Street (North Smithfield) will continue to be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, for those residents having the appropriate yard waste sticker (TAN for 2018); all residential properties in the City of Woonsocket are included in the yard waste drop-off program.  Stickers can be obtained, for a $25.00 fee, at City Hall in the Department of Public Works, Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm.  Proper identification and vehicle registration is required.  Commercial vehicle registrations are excluded from this program.

 

Residents are reminded that it is illegal to throw yard waste in the household waste collection carts and/or recycle carts.

 

Curbside yard waste collection will resume in October.

 

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

    

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