The City of Newport announced today that they will host a Fall Recycling Day at Easton’s Beach on Saturday, September 28th. Their announcement;

Newport residents are once again invited to bring your tired computers, rigid plastics, and hazardous household waste to  the City’s annual fall recycling day at Easton’s Beach.

Held in conjunction with Rhode Island Resource Recovery and the City’s Department of Public Services, this annual event offers the opportunity to properly dispose of items ranging from computers, cell phones, and ink-jet printers to hard plastic toys, hazardous household waste, and bulky items such as couches, tables, and lawn furniture.

This year’s fall recycling event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.

Please note that gates will open, rain or shine, promptly at 8 a.m. and reservations are required for hazardous and bulky waste disposal. Metal, cooking oil, mattresses, and items for shredding will not be accepted at this event. For information about how to dispose or recycle these, or other items, feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at (401) 845-5617 or visit

For more information, please call ECO-DEPOT at (401) 942-1430, extension 241.  Organizers ask that you please have an idea of what types of waste you would like to dispose of at the time you set your reservation, as well as the amount of the waste in your possession.

ECO-DEPOT – HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL:  Please call Rhode Island Resource Recovery at 401.942.1430 x241 to make an appointment. Household hazardous waste is anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like ‘toxic’, ‘poison’, ‘flammable’, ‘combustible’, etc. Examples include mercury devices, automotive fluids, fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, and polishes. For more information on what is considered household hazardous waste please visit:

E- WASTE RECYCLING: Indie Cycle, LLC will be accepting electronic items including computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, cameras, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries such as auto/marine and back-ups.  Anything with a wire! A $10 disposal fee will be charged for laser-jet printers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and other coolant-containing devices. Indie Cycle does not accept light bulbs, single use batteries, plastic tapes/disks, glass plates or bowls, broken TV tubes or hazardous materials. For more information: or email

RIGID PLASTIC RECYCLING: This is a Rigid Plastic ONLY recycling opportunity for Newport residents and no appointment is necessary.  This will be your only opportunity to recycle rigid plastics locally. Rigid Plastics would include plastic toys, play sets, plastic buckets without metal handles, plastic drums, barrels, garbage cans, milk crates, lawn furniture, plastic pots and agricultural trays.

BULK WASTE ITEMS: Bulk Waste Amnesty open to Newport Residents ONLY to dispose of TWO Bulky items (ex: one couch, one table) per household MAXIMUM (there is a six item max for homeowners who own multiple homes.) Residents must call in advance (401-845-5617) to make an appointment. When calling for an appointment, please leave your name, address and the two items for disposal. Appointments will be accepted until NOON on Friday, September 27, 2019. Proof of residency MUST be presented on the day of the event. This event will NOT accept hazardous waste (including refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers), electronics, plastic bags, mattresses or Styrofoam. Clean, dry, mattresses and other bulk items not part of this event may be eligible for disposal by Newport residents at the Waste Management Transfer Station located at 65 Halsey Street, (401) 847-0230.

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