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Welcome to Portsmouth Recycles, our campaign to boost recycling rates in Portsmouth. By doing a better job recycling our cans, bottles, plastic containers, paper and cardboard, we can help to better control the costs of running our Transfer Station and hold down the cost of resident Transfer Station stickers. We want to thank everyone who continues to recycle and to remind others that recycling in Rhode Island is mandatory.
As of January 1, 2018, Portsmouth residents will have the one of the best waste disposal options on Aquidneck Island! Those residents who do purchase a Transfer Station Sticker will still be able to dispose of a wide variety of recyclable materials (metal; books; clothing; yard waste; empty propane tanks with the valves removed and large bulky items) without having to pay additional fees as they would with a private hauler. Smaller fees will apply to some items (i.e., auto tires for $5.00 / truck tires for $10.00). Mattresses or box springs that are undamaged (and dry) are also collected – all we ask is that you call the Transfer Station first (401-293-5865) to ensure that space is available for your mattress that day. Any mattress or box spring that is wet or damaged will be charged a $50 fee as that is what the Town has to pay for their disposal.
Construction and Demolition materials (C&D) as well as Asphalt-Brick-Concrete (ABC) disposal is also available free of charge for residents with small amounts - up to 32-gallons or its equivalent once per day – amounts greater than that will still require a $75 drop-off fee.
The biggest change to the way we dispose of our trash will be with the introduction of orange PAYT bags on February 1, 2018. These bags will be offered in three different sizes and will be available for purchase at multiple retail locations. Prior to their distribution residents will be provided with a mix of informational work-shops and press releases so as to familiarize themselves with the program. Surrounding communities have adopted this method and have witnessed substantial increases in their recycling rates as well as comparable reductions in their waste.
Find Out More Reuse And Recycling Details!
Click these links to learn more.
- Transfer Station Stickers and Passes
- Recycling Bins for Sale
- Recycling Dos and Don'ts
- Transfer Station Drop-off Options
- A to Z list - Reuse or proper disposal for hundreds of items
- Plastic Recycling - ReStore Program
- E-Waste - Electronics Recycling
- Household Hazardous Waste - Eco-Depot
- Compost Bins for Sale