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Trash Collection Rules and Guidelines

Tiverton, RI   Bags  |  What to Throw  |  What to Recycle  |  Program Background  |  FAQs

Trash, recycling and yard waste collections are scheduled on your pickup day. Separate trucks are used for each.

All trash must be placed in PAYT Trash Bags placed curbside in barrels by 6:00 am along with your blue and green recycle bins in order to be collected. Please do not remove recycling bins from curbside until your trash has been collected, as trucks don’t always stay on schedule. And make sure your trash is out by 6:00 am on your designated trash day!

  • Trash bags or containers shall not exceed 30 gallons or 40 pounds.

  • Waste oil (free of gasoline, antifreeze, brake fluid, and other contaminants) may be disposed at the DPW Monday - Friday between 7 AM and 3:30 PM.

  • Latex paint may be disposed in the regular trash with the cover off the can if the paint is completely solid. No liquid waste is permitted in the trash. Paint may be hardened by air drying, mixing with kitty litter, or mixing with paint hardener.

  • Household hazardous waste is collected at Eco-Depot days that are conducted periodically across the state by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Please call RIRRC at 401-942-1430 Ex. 241 or visit their website at for more information/dates/locations. 2021 Dates & Locations

  • MEGA Disposal is contracted to perform curbside pickup of residential solid waste on a weekly basis. This refuse is brought to the Tiverton Landfill for disposal. Should you have any complaints or issues with your trash collection, you may contact the DPW or MEGA Disposal at 508-336-8466 or 866-420-6342.




  • Tiverton Landfill is open to Tiverton residents Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday between 7:15 AM and 2:30 PM.  Tiverton Landfill is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.   Landfill is located at 3524 Main Road. Also note, that the Landfill will be closed during extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes and snow storms.

  • Solid waste that is brought to the landfill must be separated and disposed into the appropriate designated areas for metals, brush / yard waste, recyclables, and trash. Landfill Fees. See the landfill attendant for directions.

  • Only trash that is generated within the Town of Tiverton is permitted for disposal at the landfill.

  • Mattresses can be dropped off at the landfill for free, unless they are wet, torn or heavily soiled, then a $20 fee will apply.

  • Residents are allowed to dispose of yard waste at the landfill as follows:

    • 4 or less biodegradable bags - No Charge.

    • $10 per pickup truck - 1 ton or less.

    • $25 per pickup truck - greater than 1 ton.

  • Tire disposal $5.00 per tire payable at the Tiverton Landfill. No curbside pick up of tires.

  • E-Waste can be dropped off at the landfill. Please see this NOTICE. Also, you may also dispose E-Waste at a State E-Waste Facility, the nearest would be the Little Compton Transfer Station which is located at 122 Amy Hart Path (Off Colebrook Road). Hours of operation Monday, 10:00 to 6:00, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:00 to 4:00. DO NOT BRING ANYTHING ELSE TO LITTLE COMPTON BESIDES E-WASTE

  • Commercial and industrial solid waste is prohibited from the Town curbside collection program and from disposal at the landfill.




 The more you recycle, the less trash you have to put into the PAYT bags and the more money you’ll save!


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

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