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Refuse & Recycling
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Recycling Coordinator/Program and Special Project Assistant
65 Union Avenue
Harrisville, RI 02830
401-568-4440 ext. 12
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If you are on Monday's Route and your trash or recycling was not picked up today (January 26th) Please bring your carts back in off the street.  They will be collected on Thursday.  If you are on Friday's Route (Nichols, Colwell or Log Road) and your trash was not collected, please bring your trash carts in. It will be collected on Thursday.

Attention Residents with Tuesday & Wednesday Trash Routes:

Trash and Recycling Pickup has been cancelled for Tuesday, January 27th and Wednesday, January 28th due to the Blizzard.

Please hold your trash and recycling until next week.   Excess trash and recycling that does not fit in the carts can placed in a bag or another container next to the appropriate cart and WM will pick it up on your regular collection day (Tuesday, February 3rd or Wednesday, February 4th.)  Town Overflow bags are not necessary.

This Week’s Thursday and Friday Routes will be collected on Thursday and Friday (January 29th and 30th)  according to the normal schedule.

The Whipple Ave Recycling and Compost Facility will be closed on Wednesday, January 28th.




Automated Collection Reminders:

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

Cart Exchanges:
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**

Contact Andrea Hall with questions: 568-4440 x12 or

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.

Last Updated: Monday, January 26, 2015

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