Providence's Yard Debris Collection Program Ends for Season


City's Yard Debris Collection Program Ends for Season

Providence's Christmas tree disposal schedule announced

– The City's free yard debris collection program that began in the spring will end for the season on Friday, December 13. That week, yard waste will only be collected on residents' regular trash collection days.

Yard debris must be disposed of in paper yard-waste bags or in an open, waterproof container clearly marked "yard debris." Free "yard debris" stickers are available in the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services.

After the Friday, December 13 deadline, residents may want to consider composting their yard waste at home. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation in Johnston also accepts yard waste year-round for a minimum of $25 per ton. For more information, call 401-942-1430.

Waste Management will resume pick up of yard debris in April 2014. For more information, contact the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services at 401-421-2489.

Providence's Christmas Tree Disposal Schedule Announced

As families shop for the perfect Christmas tree, the City of Providence reminds residents of the proper way to dispose of those trees after the holidays. The City will begin free, curbside pick up of Christmas trees on Monday, January 6, continuing until Friday, January 17.

The trees will be delivered to Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and turned into compost, a natural fertilizer that enriches soil and helps produce healthy trees and plants. Residents are urged to take the following steps to ensure that their Christmas tree will be picked up:

•    Place trees at the curb on regular trash collection days
•    All ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands must be removed from trees
•    Do not place trees in any type of bag