Transfer Station & Solid Waste

Portsmouth Transfer Station

Access to the Transfer Station facility  See details such as holiday closures and other useful information regarding this town resource. 

Please review and follow Transfer Station Rules to ensure a safe and smooth traffic flow at the Transfer Station.

All residents are required to display a valid Transfer Station sticker to use either the Hedly Street Transfer Station or the Prudence Island Transfer Station.

Transfer Station - PAY-AS-YOU-THROW (PAYT) Starts February 1, 2018

Both the Hedly Street Transfer Station and the Prudence Island Transfer Station are converting to Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) facilities effective February 1, 2018.  Household waste must be disposed of in specially-marked Town-approved bags that you will be able to purchase at area stores beginning mid-to-late January 2018.

More information on PAYT can be found at:

Portsmouth Transfer Station Sticker Program


Sale of Stickers

Each household must purchase a sticker for entry to the Transfer Station. The 2018 Portsmouth Transfer Station stickers are on sale at the Tax Collector's window at Town Hall beginning January 2, 2018. The cost of the 2018 sticker is $140, with the second sticker per household remaining at $10. Please note that sticker sharing between households is not permitted and will be investigated.  Each year, your previous year's sticker is good for entry at the Transfer Station until January 31 of the next year, i.e., 2017 sticker is good until January 31, 2018.  

Sticker Policies

The Transfer Station sticker is payable by cash, check or credit card and must be permanently affixed to the upper passenger's side windshield below the tint of the vehicle for which it is being obtained.

To purchase a resident's sticker, bring your vehicle's registration to the Tax Collector's window. If you are not the property owner, or a seasonal resident, you must provide proof of residence at their Portsmouth address, such as a utility bill or lease in their name. Residents with leased vehicles must provide proof of automobile insurance showing their Portsmouth address at which they reside. 

Requests for stickers for additional vehicles will require separate information for each vehicle. Complete a Transfer Station sticker application if purchasing a sticker by mail.

Application and Rules

Please see our Portsmouth Recycles page for recycling information at the Transfer Station!

Recycling Information from RIRRC

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp (RIRRC) has a handy A-Z list if you have a specific item you want to research.