With the arrival of September, The City of Newport reminds residents of two collection programs available for disposing of waste at the curb in addition to the city-issued recycling and trash carts.

The Overflow Trash Program allows residents to purchase at a handful of local retailers specially colored and marked 33 gallon plastic trash bags to supplement carts. Bags are sold in rolls of 5 for $12. With overage items, residents are first asked to recycle and compost as much as possible before sending items to the landfill.

The complete list of local retailers offering these bags is available at: www.cityofnewport.com/cleancity. This store list is subject to change, so please call store location to confirm bag availability.

The other program available to residents is The Bulky Item Collection program. All Bulky items that do not fit inside your city-issued carts require a pre-paid bulky waste sticker to be affixed to the item and an appointment made through Waste Management to be eligible for curbside collection. With Bulky Items, residents are first asked to recycle and donate items that are recyclable or may still be of use to others before sending items to the landfill.

The three easy steps for Bulky Item collection are outlined below:

  1. Purchase Bulky Item waste stickers at the Collections Office in City Hall, 43 Broadway. Stickers come in $15 increments and are payable by cash or check.
  2. Call Waste Management at (401)847-0230 to schedule an appointment for pick-up.
  3. Affix stickers to your item(s) and place them on the curb outside your address on the scheduled collection day before 6:30am. Collections take place on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

Ryan M. Belmore

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