The Town of North Kingstown’s Municipal Curbside Collection Program for 1-4 unit households is a single-stream every-other-week automated cart collection using a Town issued 96-gal cart assigned to each address. Each household receives the initial cart for the address at no cost. Replacement and/or Additional Carts available for a one-time $75 fee. The carts are the property of the Town and should remain at the assigned address; residents moving from one location in town to another should leave the cart at its assigned address. 


The only four things accepted in RI’s mixed recycling program are:

  1. Paper, cardboard (flattened) and cartons
  2. Metal cans, lids and foil
  3. Glass bottles and jars
  4. Plastic containers

That’s it, RI. Please don’t place anything else made of natural fibers, metal, glass, or plastic in your mixed recycling bin or cart. Nothing else qualifies.
And here are the two essential directives, too:

  1. Containers must be empty at a minimum, but rinsed whenever possible
  2. No plastic bags (including no recycling set out inside of plastic bags)

2023 Curbside Recycling Collection Calendar (PDF)

View more information on Single Stream Recycling in Rhode Island.

RI Resource Recovery Corporation Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

Call 401-942-1430, ext.3241 (by appointment only) for more information.

Also Known as RI Eco-Depot

View the Collection Schedule and Appointment Information.

Recycling Styrofoam

RI Resource Recovery has partnered with DART Container to host a container at the Small Vehicle Area (at the Central Landfill, Johnston, RI) to drop off polystyrene (Styrofoam).

How to prepare for drop off: Foam must be clean, dry and bagged in clear or translucent bags. Food service foam (like coffee cups and food trays) must be bagged separately from all other foam. NO spongy foam (think Number 1 Fan fingers) and NO packing peanuts.

Composting Available at Transfer Station

Why not bring your leaves or grass clippings to the North Kingstown Transfer Station compost area to be recycled into grade a compost material? Great for gardens, this high quality compost material is made available for free to town residents. The disposal of leaves and grass clippings is also free for North Kingstown residents; contractors are charged at a rate of $10 per cubic yard; $10 minimum per load charge.