Transfer Station

North Kingstown Transfer Station

345 Devils Foot Road

(401) 295-4766

Transfer Station Foreman -   Benny Hammond

Scale House Clerk: Adele Sinapi

Transfer Station Hours: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

REMINDER:  YELLOW TAGS EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2016.  PRICE PER TAG SHEET WILL INCREASE FOR FY 17 TAGS.  SINGLE YELLOW (FY16) TAGS ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE TRANSFER STATION THROUGH JUNE 28, 2016.  NO PRIOR YEAR TAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS OF JULY 1, 2016.

 

NEW MATTRESS/BOX SPRING RECYCLING PROGRAM IN RI BEGINS MAY 1, 2016


Recyclable mattresses/box springs will now have free disposal.  A law passed in 2015
 requires the mattress industry to create a recycling program for used and discarded
mattress and box springs in RI; program launches May 1, 2016.  Mattress sellers are
required to collect a recycling fee on a new mattress and box spring purchase.  This fee
($10/unit in RI) is used to pay for the transportation and recycling of mattresses.  This
program will divert "recyclable" mattress and box springs from the landfill and allow
materials like fiber, foam, steel and wood to be recycled.  A fee may be charged for
"premium services", when offered.  Only mattress and box springs from Rhode Island
sources are accepted and mattresses must be dry.

 

NOT ACCEPTED AS RECYCLABLE ARE:

  • Severely damaged, wet, twisted, frozen or soiled mattresses or box springs
  • Items infested with bed bugs
  • Mattress pads or toppers
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Car beds
  • Juvenile product padding/mattress for carriages, basinets, dressing tables, infantcarriers, strollers, playpens
  • crib bumpers
  • Lounge pads/futon mattresses
  • Water beds or camping-style air mattresses
  • Fold-out sofa beds

Mattresses that are non-recyclable will have a $20.00 disposal fee.  Residents are asked
to stop at the scale house for inspection prior to dropping off at container site.

 RIGID PLASTIC Acceptance Criteria:
(Please strictly follow guidelines to help avoid load rejection)

Acceptable Plastic Items:                                                  
Buckets/pails up to 5-gal volume - metal handles are okay

Recycling/Trash Carts - axles, wheels and metal handles must be removed
Recycling bins
Plastic trash cans
Laundry baskets
Storage totes/bins/trays/lids
Milk/soda/beverage crates
Large PET water cooler containers
Lawn furniture
Plastic shelving
Plastic election campaign signs - free of wire mounting stands

CONTAMINANTS - ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:
Plastic toys and playhouses                            Kiddie pools/Sand boxes
PVC/plastic pipe or hose                                 Power Tool Cases
55 gal drums                                                   Large plastic tanks - such as swimming pool filter housings
Coolers                                                            Large black flower pots
Plastic fence                                                     Plastic appliances and items containing electric motors
Gas/Petroleum/Chemical containers               Styrofoam - Expanded polystyrene
Plastic pallets                                                   Automotive bumper cove
Truck bed liners
Wet/Dry Vac

Your cooperation in using the PROPER containers for recycling is appreciated in order to reduce load contamination; load contamination means the load can no longer be recycled and disposal costs increase from $0.00 per ton to $32 per ton!

 

 Fee Schedule:

  • Residential Household Waste-$1.60 per bag, only with North Kingstown Tag.  Tags are sold in sheets of 5 only, at a cost of $8.00 per sheet.  ONLY 15/16 yellow tags.
  • Commercial Household Waste (with Town license)- $1.60 per bag, only with North Kingstown Tag or $160 dollars per ton.
  • Metal, brush, wood waste, demolition material, appliances (without refrigerant), and bulky items (those that do not fit in a 34 gallon bag)- $.08 per poundwith an $8.00 minimum.
  • Appliances with refrigerant (e.g. refrigerator, air conditioner, freezer, and dehumidifier)- $12.50 per unit. 
  • Mattresses and Box Springs - $20.00 each 
  • Leaves and grass clippings-no charge to residents.
  • Leaves and grass clippings from Commercial Customers-$8.00 per cubic yard, with an $8.00 minimum.
  • Tires, without the rims (maximum of 4) $2.00 per tire.
  • Empty  Propane Tanks  $3.00 per tank
  • Recyclable materials, e.g. metal cans, plastic containers less than 2-gal (liquid ounce), glass, corrugated cardboard (flattened), newspapers, mixed paper, rigid plastics, used motor oil, batteries, used books and clothing, acceptable E-waste, Christmas trees (seasonal) -at no charge to residents.

 CLICK BELOW TO VIEW A COPY OF THE TOWN'S:
TRANSFER STATION OPERATING PLAN           COMPOST OPERATIONS PLAN           FACILITY RULES & REGULATIONS

 Where to dispose of/recycle E-Waste:
  Recycle E-waste at Office Recycling Solutions (ORS) East Greenwich Facility at 65 Rocky Hollow Road, which is off Main Street, Mon through  Fri from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  For GPS purposes for driving directions use:  41 Rocky Hollow Road, East Greenwich, RI  02818 

 Other Drop-Off Options:

State Sponsored Program for residential TVs, monitors and computers (including laptops and tablets)ONLY: Locations:

o  Johnston/RIRRC:  65 Shun Pike, Johnston.  Normal Hours of Operation:  Mon-Fri: 6:00 am -3:45 pm, Sat: 6:00 am – 12:00 pm.

o  Narragansett:  Narragansett Dept. of Public Works Maintenance Facility (DPW), 260 Westmoreland St, Narragansett. 
Hours:  Mon-Fri, 7:30 am -3:30 pm.

       Goodwill: Accepts computers, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printers, etc), stereo equipment, DVD players, telephones, and   small appliances like blenders, coffee makers, food processors, hair dryers, etc; NO TVs, monitors or printers.

Indie Cycle, LLC.   Hosts weekly collection events and accepts "anything that uses electricity" EXCEPT light bulbs.

 Best Buy stores also take back TVs, monitors and other electronics, no matter where item was purchased. Call ahead to your local store to confirm  they will accept your item(s). Best Buy takes three items per household per day.

Used Books for Charity Collection Available at the Transfer Station

The Town of North Kingstown is partnering with Discover Books, Books for Charity, for a charity book collection program. A container is available at the Transfer Station for residents to dispose of all hard cover and paperback books. All types of books, except encyclopedias and year books, books on tape and DVD are acceptable. Discover Books is a non-profit organization that collects books from families who no longer want them, and delivers them to children, families, schools and libraries that desperately need them. To date, Discover Books has delivered over 2 million donated books to schools, libraries and children!

For more information contact the Town's Recycling Coordinator at (401) 294-3331, ext. 601.

 

Gently Used Clothing & Shoe Donation Box at the Transfer Station

Planet Aid has located a donation box for gently used clothing and shoes at the Transfer Station.  Planet Aid is a nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothes and shoes and fosters international development.  Planet Aid supports projects that improve health, increase income, aid vunerable children, train teachers, and enhance the overall quality of life for people across the globe. The bright yellow box is located next to the Books for Charity collection box.