FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2019
Contact: Superintendent of Solid Waste Michael Debroisse
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR:
CITY BEGINS CURBSIDE YARD WASTE COLLECTION APRIL 8
WOONSOCKET, R.I.: The City will begin its weekly Curbside Yard Waste Collection on Monday,
April 8, 2019 for residents who live in either single-family houses or multi-family houses containing no more than three units. The City will collect yard waste on regularly scheduled trash collection days each week between Monday, April 8, 2019 and Friday, June 14, 2019.
“The start of spring is synonymous with residential yard clean up and the City’s yard waste curbside collection service,” said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “The City is happy to provide our residents with this service to help enable them to beautify their property.”
Residents should place yard waste containers at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled trash collection day to ensure timely pick up. Clearly mark ‘Yard Waste’ upon the exterior of each barrel to enable City crews to easily identify the container for pickup. If using a paper bag, do not secure any portion of the yard waste bag with tape or adhesive. The City classifies grass clippings, small branches or weeds as yard waste. The law prohibits combining yard refuse or recyclables with yard waste.
Woonsocket residents seeking an alternative to curbside pickup of yard waste may consider purchasing a 2019 City Leaf/Brush sticker (red) for $25 from the Woonsocket Department of Public Works. This sticker will permit residents to bring their yard waste in containers to the compost facility located in neighboring Blackstone, MA. Its hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Superintendent of Solid Waste Mike Debroisse added that residents whose vehicle displays a sticker from last season will need to replace it for Blackstone to accept their yard waste.
“The last thing you want to do is travel to Blackstone and get turned away for having an expired sticker which Blackstone does check,” said Mr. Debroisse. “Blackstone has a great team who always works hard for our City residents. We appreciate their partnership and willingness to provide this essential service.”
Residents can purchase the Leaf/Brush sticker from the City’s Department of Public Works with either
$25 cash or check upon showing proof of residency, personal identification and a valid registration for their non-commercial vehicle. The Department of Pubic Works’ office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at City Hall, 169 Main Street, Third Floor.
Office of the Mayor
WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND
City Hall ⬧ P.O. Box B ⬧ Woonsocket, RI 02895
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