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2013 City of Newport Solid Waste & Recycling Calendar

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Department of Public Services

Clean City Program
Kristin Littlefield, Coordinator
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closed due to a holiday - all collections will be delayed by one day following the holiday. Special event See inside for details

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City offices closed; normal trash collection: -Presidents Day: February 18 -RI Independence Day: May 3

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Detailed information inside: yard waste, events and more!

Contact Information
Newports Clean City Program
(401) 845-5613
24-hour information line Kristin Littlefield, Coordinator Office: 80 Halsey St. Newport, RI 02840 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 For general questions regarding recycling and solid waste collection in Newport.

Newports Earth Day Celebration
April 13 (rain date: April 20)
Help keep Newport clean by picking up litter in your neighborhood! Well provide bags, gloves and pick up the bags of trash you collect. Or join one of over 10 groups that already hold Earth Day cleanup events. Contact the Clean City Program to volunteer!

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC)

(401) 942-1430
Rhode Islands quasi-state agency that owns & operates the states Central Landfill and Materials Recycling Facility. Dial ext 241 for hazardous waste disposal.

Eco-Depot hazardous waste collections

Sponsored by RIRRC. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 942-1430 x241 or by visiting www.rirrc.org/ecodepot Local collection events: There are many more dates Middletown - April 20 available in Johnston. All Narragansett - May 4 events are held on Saturdays. This event is for hazardous Portsmouth - June 22 waste such as oil-based Tiverton - September 21 Newport - September 28* paints, gasoline, antifreeze,
*Held in conjunction with the Fall Recycling Day

Waste Management - (401) 847-0230

To report a missed collection or make an appointment for a metal/bulky item pickup

Newport residential property owners may take up to two loads per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), 500 lbs per load, free of charge to the Waste Management Inc. transfer station at 65 Halsey St. A discount is given on additional loads. Residential property owners MUST prove ownership by bringing a government issued ID and your most current water bill or tax bill. Residential rate program: Residents receive a 30% discount off the gate rate. Please bring a government issued ID and your most current utility bill. Curbside recyclables can be dropped off, free of charge by any Newport resident, including oversized cardboard and packing paper from moving. Please bring a government issued ID and your most current utility bill.

Transfer Station Use Program

propane tanks, paint thinners, pesticides & more.

Latex paint in solid form can be disposed of in the trash.

Clean City Program Recycling Days

Spring Recycling Day
Saturday, April 27
These one-day drop-off events allow residents to recycle electronic waste, clothing & household items, books, rigid plastics, bikes, Styrofoam, cooking oil, as well as shred sensitive documents (paper is recycled). We also typically sell recycling bins & compost bins. Check www.cityofnewport.com/cleancity closer to the event for complete event details.

Recycling Drop-off Program

The Clean City Program Office is located in the back entrance of 80 Halsey St. in the city yard, across from the city gas pumps. 80 Halsey St. is accessible from Admiral Kalbfus Rd. near the traffic circle. Please call for directions.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Please call ahead: (401) 845-5613

Fall Recycling Day & Eco-Depot

Saturday, September 28
A one stop drop-off event for hard to recycle items AND hazardous waste!
See above description for the Spring Recycling Day drop off many hard to recycle items. NEW! The Eco-Depot hazardous waste collection will join the Fall Recycling Day in one convenient drop-off event. See above Eco-Depot event box for information.

Please call ahead to recycle the following:

Electronic waste: TVs, monitors, computers & more Rechargeable batteries: Ni-CD, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Ni-Zn, lead batteries up to 2lbs. Please throw single-use alkaline batteries away in your regular trash. NEW! Scrap metal: anything primarily made out of metal (some plastic ok). Your imagination is the limit. Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), motor oil & filters, cooking oil, plastic bags & other plastic film, inkjets & toner cartridges Stop by anytime, without our assistance, to recycle & donate: books for Discover Books (any type, no magazines or catalogs), clothing & textiles for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. You can also recycle books by donating them to the Newport Public Library during normal business hours. There is also a cardboard-only dumpster for residential use.

Paints - Gasoline Car batteries - Antifreeze Propane tanks Hazardous waste Single use batteries

The Clean City Program Recycling Drop-off Program is under video surveillance. Any illegal dumping evidence will be reported to the Newport Police.

Trash Collection Rules & Guidelines

Curbside trash & recycling collection is provided to all residential properties up to eight (8) dwelling units, once per week. Each household is allowed up to six (6) 32-gallon barrels or the equivalent, per week. You can put out UNLIMITED RECYCLABLES each week. Trash, recycling and yard waste are collected on your scheduled collection day. All trash must be in plastic bags, placed curbside in barrels with tightly fitting lids by 6 a.m. in order to be collected. You may put it out as early as 7 p.m. the night before your collection. Barrels must be stored with tightly fitting lids in between collections. Empty barrels and recycling bins should be removed from the curb as soon as possible after collection. Solid waste ordinances are strictly enforced in the City of Newport. This list is intended as a summary of the curbside solid waste and recycling program only. This program is subject to change. For more detailed information on the collection program and to review the Newport City Ordinances, go to the City of Newports website at: www.cityofnewport.com

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste is collected on your regular collection day during designated yard waste collection weeks (see front of the calendar for shaded weeks). Eligible material: Leaves, grass, plant clippings and small sticks and branches (less than 3 long and 4 in diameter). Yard waste may be placed loose in barrels clearly marked yard waste, in paper yard waste bags (available at most grocery stores, hardware stores, big box stores, pharmacies). Sticks & branches can also be tied into reasonably size bundles. You may put out up to 20 bags/barrels/bundles for collection. Yard waste only stickers are available through the Clean City Program to affix to a barrel up to 32 gallons. Christmas trees are collected during the week of January 14th along with yard waste.

Bulky Items & Appliances

Bulky items such as mattresses & furniture are collected year-round on residents regular collection day and must be set out before 6 a.m. in order to be collected, limit 3 per week. A sofa is counted as 3 items. You must make an appointment at least 24 hours before your collection day for metal items & sofa beds, by calling Waste Management at (401) 847-0230.

Recycling bins At this time, only are available in 32-gallon carts can be the Collections 32 gal: $41.73 used for recyclables. Office located 64 gal: $57.78 Compost bins must be on the first 96 gal: $72.76 floor of picked up, but trash City Hall, carts include free 43 Broadway. delivery. Compost bins Cash or check Payments must be only. $45 made by check. Contact the Clean City Program for extra recycling stickers to use on your own container, up to 32 gallons.

Buy a Composter, Trash Cart or Recycling Bin

Trash Carts

Recycling bins - $5

NEW! Recycle Together RI: Recycling in RI just got easier !

Its now OK to mix your recyclables together!
No new bin is necessary - simply use what you have. Your recycled paper, cardboard and containers will be mixed in the collection truck too. And dont worry, mixing is a good thing! Our new recycling facility will do the rest. Now its either recycling or it isnt. Period.

Paper & Cardboard

Newspaper, phone books, envelopes, office paper, spiral notebooks, wrapping & tissue paper, gift bags, paperback books, food boxes, junk mail, paper bags, magazines, paper towel tubes, egg cartons. Cardboard must be flattened and measure no bigger than 3ft by 3ft in any direction, bundled and tied. No refrigerated or frozen food boxes. No greasy pizza boxes (rip off the clean top & recycle; throw away the greasy bottom).

You can now recycle more plastics!

In fact, you can now recycle all plastic containers up to 2 gallons. Dont worry about the numbers or the little triangle. Is it a plastic container? Is it 2 gallons or smaller? If so, recycle it! This means you can now recycle plastic jars, tubs, cups, yogurt containers, egg cartons and take out containers too. Detailed information: www.RecycleTogetherRI.org

Metal cans & foil

Aluminum (cans, foil, pie pans), empty aerosol cans (hairspray, air freshener, whipped cream), tin cans (soup, vegetables, tuna, pet foods) Empty & rinse. Do not crush cans. No scrap metal. No wire hangers.

Recycling Dont s
Do NOT recycle any of the following in your bin: Scrap metal, plastic bags, refrigerated & frozen food boxes, plastic containers larger than 2 gallons, greasy pizza boxes, clothing & textiles, chip bags & candy wrappers, hot beverage cups, Styrofoam, sharps (injectable needles), light bulbs, mirrors, broken glass, household hazardous waste. Many of these items are dangerous to the workers and can damage the facilitys equipment.

What Items can be recycled?

Plastic containers up to 2 gallons.
Disregard the numbers and the triangle. Bottles (soda, shampoo, water), jugs (milk, juice, detergent), jars (peanut butter, mayo, jelly), tubs (butter, cottage cheese, margarine), plastic take out containers, iced coffee cups, yogurt cups, plastic egg cartons. Empty & rinse. Do not crush. No straws. Gently replace plastic caps & lids.

Glass containers
Jars: pasta sauce, jelly, baby food Bottles: soda, wine, beer Empty & rinse. Remove metal lids & recycle both.

Milk, soy milk, juice, soup, broth, juice boxes. Empty & rinse. No juice pouches or straws.

Did you know? Recycling & trash tidbits from Newport

Recycle Together RI: RIs NEW recycling program that allows RI residents to mix everything in one bin and recycle many more plastics. Visit www.RecycleTogetherRI.org for more information, or see the inside of this calendar. Do you need help recycling at your home or business?
If you need a little help figuring out what to recycle in your home, the Clean City Program can help. Give us a call at 845-5613 and wed be happy to go over materials with you over the phone, or stop by in person to help you sort through commonly-used items in your home. The City of Newport now offers a small business recycling program for businesses and buildings with over 8 dwelling units. Call the Clean City Program at 845-5613 for more information.

Recycling saves tax dollars! Every ton of trash costs the city $32, but recycling is free! Newport residents threw away 7,485 tons of trash and recycled 2,204 tons curbside in fiscal year 2012. We recycled 22.7% of our waste. RI state law requires us to recycle 35% of our waste. Newport avoided $70,528 in tipping fees by recycling 2,204 tons of material in FY12.

Everything dropped off for recycling to the Clean City Program such as electronic waste, books, clothing, motor oil, cooking oil, scrap metal, or recycled at one of our Recycling Day events, contributes to the citys diversion rate. RI state law requires all municipalities to divert 50% of their waste. With your help, we diverted over one third of our material (36%) which was reused or recycled, avoiding a life in the landfill! Thank you for doing your part by reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible! We cant do it without you!

What do I do with usable items?

DONATE IT! There are many Newport & RI based organizations that can accept hard-to-recycle items and may be able to pick it up at your home. Visit the Clean City Programs website for list of organizations. GIVE IT AWAY TO A GOOD HOME! Ask a neighbor, visit the RI Exchange at freexchangeri.org, post it on Freecycle (search for Freecycle, select RI & Newport), or use Craigslist: providence.craigslist.org. SELL IT! Use Craigslist to sell it, or have a yard sale: contact the Newport City Clerks office to obtain a yard sale permit by calling 845-5340 or 845-5342.

Thank you, Newport, for helping us recycle more & more each year!
City of Newport Clean City Program 80 Halsey Street Newport, RI 02840