Recycling bins are available at the Department of Public Works, 50 Industrial Way (Next to the Police Station). Recycling bins are $5.00 each.

Glass, Metal, and Plastic containers go in the BLUE bin

Paper and Cardboard go in the GREEN bin

Please see below for the items that are accepted for recycling. Remember, the more you recycle, the more you save!




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Plastic Bottles, Jars, & Jugs

  • Plastic Bottles, Jars, & Jugs (clean & empty containers with lids and caps ON)

  • Plastic Soda, Water & Drink Bottles

  • Plastic Food & Household Bottles/Jars
    (screw top bottles and jars, ex. ketchup, mayonnaise, detergent, shampoo)

  • Drink Cartons

Please do not include:

  • No plastic bags or plastic utensils


  • No Polystyrene (Styrofoam)


  • No bulky plastics (buckets, crates) or toys

  • No flower pots

  • No containers that contained hazardous waste

Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Glass bottles and jars (empty containers with caps OFF)

  • All glass colors


Please do not include:

  • No windows, mirrors, or auto glass


  • No light bulbs (fluorescent bulbs should be disposed of properly)

  • No dishes, ceramics, or Pyrex

  • No containers that contained hazardous waste

Metal Cans & Aluminum

  • Metal cans and Aluminum (empty containers)

  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans


  • Clean aluminum pie plates, trays, and foil

  • Empty aerosol cans

  • Empty latex paint cans OK

Please do not include:

  • No chains, wires or hangers

  • No containers that contained hazardous waste

  • No oil paint cans

Paper & Cardboard

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  • Magazines & Catalogs

  • All newspapers & inserts

  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.) & paper bags

  • Cardboard – please flatten and bundle, no more than 2.5' x 2.5'

  • Pizza boxes – remove food and greasy sections

  • Office paper, Junk mail (Staples, paperclips, spirals, & plastic envelope windows are OK)

  • Brown bags

  • Phone books

  • Greeting cards and Wrapping paper (no foil)

Please do not include:

  • No plastic bags

  • No shredded paper

  • No recyclables with food waste


  • No napkins, paper towels, tissues

  • No frozen food boxes

  • No soda or beer packaging

  • No wax or plastic coated cardboard

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More Information on Recycling in Tiverton:

  • MEGA Disposal is contracted to perform curbside pickup of recyclables from residences on a weekly basis. These recyclables are transported to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation center in Johnston for processing. RIRRC does not charge the Town for drop-off of these materials.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day that the trash is collected from residences. Tiverton Five Day Rubbish Collection Routes

  • Recyclables must be placed at curbside by 6 AM on the day for collection. Please separate the recyclables from the trash by a few feet.

  • Residents may obtain blue and green recycling bins at the DPW on Monday – Friday between 7 AM and 3:30 PM. A fee of $5.00 per bin applies.

  • Christmas tree pickup is performed by the DPW during the second week of January pending the absence of inclement weather.

  • Residents are reminded that separation of recyclables from the trash is mandatory whether they are disposed at curbside or at the landfill.


Wondering if something is recyclable? Please see Rhode Island Resource Recovery’s A-Z list

More Information

For more information, please contact the Tiverton Department of Public Works


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 7am to 3:30pm

Closed between 12:30-1pm for lunch

The Department of Public Works provides services to the community in the following areas:

  • Snow plowing and sanding

  • Street sweeping

  • Street maintenance

  • Stormwater drainage

  • Tree trimming

  • Roadside grass mowing

  • Solid waste collection and landfill operations

  • Recycling

  • Street opening permits


Department of Public Works
50 Industrial Way
Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone: (401) 625-6760
Fax: (401) 625-6783