September 25, 2019




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 30 and continue through Friday, December 6.  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) will be open 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 (RED for 2019) can be obtained at City Hall in the Department of Public Works, Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4pm at a cost of $25.00.  Proper identification and vehicle registration are required.


All yard waste stickers issued prior to January 2019 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.


More protests are underway across the country. Demonstrators continue to gather in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd last week.        Former Defense Secretary James Mattis is venting frustration over President Trump's response to nationwide protests. In a statement to The Atlantic, Mattis argued Trump is the first president he's seen who doesn't "even pretend to try" to unite Americans. His comments come after Trump threatened to use the military to put an end to the demonstrations.        Major stock indexes are surging today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 527 points to 26-270. At the closing bell, the S&P 500 gained 42 points to 31-22. And the Nasdaq improved 74 points to 96-82.       Former President Barack Obama is expressing his confidence in young people advancing the country forward. In a virtual town hall meeting, he said the nation's current situation presents an opportunity for those citizens to work together in tackling important issues like police brutality and violence.        Chinese airlines are being banned from flying into the U.S. The move comes after China prevented United and Delta from beginning international flights again on Monday.        Social media site Snapchat is pulling President Trump's account from its featured list after controversial posts about the George Floyd protests. The company says they won't quote - "amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion."