Providence street sweeping plan announced

Mayor Elorza Announces Citywide Street Sweeping Plan

Street Sweeping to Begin April 5, Yard Waste Collection Begins April 13

PROVIDENCE, RI
– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Tuesday announced an aggressive citywide street sweeping program that will begin on Sunday, April 5.

“After a historic winter, Providence is ready to welcome spring with street sweeping and yard waste collection throughout the City,” said Mayor Elorza. “Providence has to be the City that works and that means making sure city services are working for our residents and our businesses. We will focus on our main thoroughfares and business districts first, and will then branch off into the neighborhoods.” 

Crews will work to clean streets throughout the City nightly from 10:30PM-7AM, prioritizing main streets and business districts followed by neighborhoods. 

Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 13. Residents are encouraged to recycle and compost all yard debris. Yard waste should be left curbside on regular recycling and trash collection days. Sticks and trimmings should be cut shorter than 4 feet and tied together. Yard waste may not be placed in plastic bags.

(release from City of Providence)