Items Accepted at the Whipple Ave Recycling & Compost Facility:
Yard Waste - brush must be 4” diameter and cut in 5’ lengths or less. Place leaves in paper bags only.
Mattresses, Box Springs & Futons
Rigid Plastic – children’s toys, vacuums, hose reels, lawn furniture, etc.
Scrap Metals – bicycles, rims, lawn mowers (drained of fluids) grills (cleaned) pipes, exercise stations & other items that will not fit in the blue bin
Electronics –TVs, computers, microwaves, stereos, monitors, modems
Tires - limit of 4; must be off the rim
Christmas Trees – first two Wednesdays & Saturdays of January ONLY. Trees must be free of tinsel & ornaments. NO PLASTIC BAGS PERMITTED.
Extra Recycling–we now have a large dumpster to accomodate excess recycling. Any item that you normally place in your recycle cart is accepted in this dumpster, in addition to large cardboard boxes. Please make sure that all cardboard boxes are flattened prior to placing them in the dumpster.
Appliances/White Goods - Non-Freon appliances (stoves, washers, dryers etc.) can be brought to Whipple Ave for no fee. Local metal recyclers advertising in the Bargain Buyer will often pickup Freon appliances at no charge.
Residents are reminded that the Compost Facility is NOT A DUMP OR TRANSFER STATION. Please do not bring any construction waste, solid waste, hazardous waste, or any material that is not accepted at the facility.
Whipple Ave Recycling & Compost Facility hours:
Whipple Ave is now open EVERY Wednesday and Saturday year-round, weather permitting from 9-1. Changes in the hours due to extreme weather conditions are left on the recycling coordinator's voicemail 568-4440 x12.
Items can also be brought to:
RI Resource Recovery
65 Shun Pike Johnston
Monday – Friday 6:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tires - $7.00
Oversized Tires - $75.00
Mattress & Box Spring - $10.00 each
Construction Debris & General Waste - $75.00/ton, minimum fee $23.00