WINTER COLLECTION TIPS
Extreme Cold: Freezing temperatures can cause trash/recycling to freeze to side of the carts preventing them from being fully emptied. Make sure trash is bagged and recyclables are rinsed and dry. Keep cart lids closed and be sure to dump out snow/rain that may have accumulated in cart after it was emptied.
Snow Storms: If the storm will occur in the overnight hours, wait until the morning to place your carts curbside; this will reduce chances of carts being knocked over by slush from plow trucks. Extreme storms that span the majority of the daylight hours or that predict 6+ inches of snow and/or high winds may require an earlier collection time. Please place carts out by 6am for these extreme weather events.
Up to Date Information on changes/delays can also be found on the Recycling Coordinator’s Voicemail (568-4440 x12)
Automated Collection Tips:
All trash and recyclables must be in Town provided carts
Place one cart on each side of the driveway OR place carts 3 feet apart
Place carts no more than 3 feet from the curb or road edge
Trash and Recycling Carts are the property of the Town
No markings are permitted on the cart other than in the white address label on top
Arrows on cart lid face the street
Cart lids must be closed with no material sticking out
No material may be placed on top of the cart lid
Town Ordinance requires all residents to recycle, however you no longer have to put out both carts each week - you can put out just one or both as needed
If you would like to exchange your trash or recycling cart for a larger or smaller cart, please bring your 65 gallon carts to DPW to exchange them. CARTS MUST BE CLEAN AND EMPTY. DIRTY/SMELLY CARTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no charge to exchange for a smaller trash or recycle cart, or a for a larger recycle cart. There is a $50 one time fee to exchange your 65 gallon trash cart for a larger trash cart. DPW hours are Monday - Friday 6:30am - 3:00pm. Office is closed for lunch from 12:00-12:30pm. **Cart exchanges are subject to availability**
CHANGES or DELAYS in your trash/recycling pickup are posted on this webpage and are also left on the Recycling Coordinator’s voicemail 568-4440 x 12.
- For a QUICK LIST of how to dispose of certain items, please click here.
- For ADDITIONAL DISPOSAL INFORMATION from RI Resource Recovery, please click here.
Where can I donate my gently used items?
The Town of Burrillville participates in the statewide Maximum Recycling Program.
This web page is designed to inform residents of when your weekly collection is scheduled, trash collection information and changes, what you can and cannot recycle, Town recycling regulations, and how you can receive more information on recycling and recycling programs.
The pages within are updated often; however, items can sometimes get overlooked. If you would like to see something included, if you see a mistake, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.