North Kingstown Recycling Program        

The Town of North Kingstown participates in the Recycle Together RI Recycling Program with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, collecting single-stream recyclables every-other-week from households in the program using an automated collection of Town issued 96-gal carts that are assigned to each household.  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 the residence moving from.  Residents are encouraged to recycle whenever possible.   There is a one-time $75 charge for an additional or replacement cart. 


For more information on the collection schedule, what can be recycled, the process to recycle shredded paper and a quick Reference Guide click on the appropriate attachment below.

For more information on Single Stream Recycling in Rhode Island go to

Important Telephone Numbers:
Missed Pick-up/Complaints: Customer Service – (800) 972-4545
Questions/Program Information: Recycling Program Office – 294-3331, x 601


RI Resource Recovery Corporation Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

Phone: (401) 942-1430 x 241 (by appointment only)

Also known as RI Eco-Depot

Click here for Collection Schedule and Appointment Information.

The Eco-Depot provides a safe way to dispose of hazardous materials that can accumulate around the house. The materials collected are recycled where possible, or packed for safe, short-term storage and transported within 90 days to licensed recycling treatment and disposal facilities.

Disposal is by appointment only and free of charge. Dispose Of: Pesticides, Herbicides, Gasoline, Oil-Based Paints, Household Solvents, Automotive fluids (antifreeze, dry gas, transmission fluid), Pool chemicals, Photographic chemicals and Fluorescent light bulbs.

Can I recycle 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.  Foodservice foam (like coffee cups and food trays) must be bagged separately from all other foam.  NO spongy foam (think #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 & grass clippings is also free for north kingstown residents; contractors are charged at a rate of $9.00 per cubic yard; $9.00 minimum per load charge.