CF DPW Updates:
*Yard waste pick-up will resume on April 1. Pick-up days will be on Fridays only (or Saturday in the event of a week-day holiday). Yard waste must be in the brown paper bags only, cannot weigh more than 25 pounds and should not include dirt or rocks. Also, DO NOT put yard waste on the sidewalks prior to 5 PM the night before the pickup or property owners will be fined.
*To all homeowners and tenants, to help prevent sewage blockage and backups, the Department of Public Works asks that residents please avoid any disposal in sinks and toilets of grease, and other solid materials such as sanitary napkins, baby wipes etc. .
To all homeowners and tenants, the Department of Public Works asks that residents please sweep light sidewalk debris (excess sand etc.) into the street to be cleaned by the city's street sweeper.
Our mission is to provide effective management, construction, and maintenance of City-owned infrastructure and facilities while maintaining the highest levels of customer service and professionalism in support of the City’s strategic goals and objectives.
Our department is instrumental in constructing, maintaining, repairing, and managing public property and infrastructure. Further, our responsibilities include the City’s streets, sidewalks, drainage, parks, facilities, landscaping, fleet, capital projects, and engineering. Additionally, the Department performs administrative functions including but not limited to grant preparation and administration, contract and project management.
Waste and Recycling Schedule
We pick up trash as well as recyclables on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All households must use the 95 gallon containers provided by the City. Each household is allowed 1 trash and 1 recycling container.
Central Falls Rubbish Collection Ordinance
Section 1: Article !! "Rubbish Collection" of Chapter 30 "Solid Waste" states:
- Tree limbs and wood must be four feet in length or less and tied in bundles. Wood must be free of all nails and screws.
- Rugs must be cut in half and four feet in length, tied and bundled.
- No sand, dirt, sod, rocks, demolition lumber, broken concrete, asphalt, plaster, brick or any other construction material will be collected.
- No automotive parts, tires, motor oil or other hazardous liquids will be collected.
- Refuse too large to place in containers as described in section 30-38 shall be required to be placed or arranged next to the container so that they may be picked up by the department.
- Frozen containers, containers containing hot/warm ashes, sod, and rocks will not be collected.
- Improperly disposed of rubbish/garbage and recycling not conforming to section 30-38 may be collected by the department and will be billed to the property owner in the amount of $100.00 per item.
Yard waste will be picked up on Fridays and should be put out on Thursday night (after 5pm). Yard waste should be put in brown paper leaf bags. Bags should contain no rocks and no dirt and should weigh less than 25lbs. YARD WASTE PUT OUT BEFORE 5PM ON THURSDAY EVENINGS WILL BE TICKETED. In order to help cut costs, we recommend that residents implement compost programs for their yard waste.
Yard waste pick up will begin on April 10, 2015. Yard waste must be in brown bags (no plastic) cannot weigh no more than 25 lbs and cannot contain any dirt or rocks.
In the event of an ice or snow storm, we become first responders charged with clearing the roadways for emergy vehicles and the general public. To learn more about our plowing routes and other snow removal information, please download the Plowing & Sanding pamphlet. Should the Police Department declare a Parking Ban due to major snowfall, there are many parking lots throughout the city that residents can use for overnight parking, a list of which can be downloaded here.
Large items will not be picked up with your regular weekly trash. Click here for a list of items that can be picked up by special appointment upon payment of the corresponding fee.
Please call to schedule a pick-up appointment or complete this downloadable Request for Large Item Trash Pickup and either bring it or mail it to our High Street address atop the left-hand column of this web page.
Unfortunately, large items not listed above will not be picked up by the City. Residents are free to bring such unlisted large waste items to the Pawtucket Transfer Station or to the RI Central Landfill. Relevant charges will apply.
We all have hazardous waste lurking in our homes: oven cleaner, window cleaner, flea collars, nail polish remover, oil based paint in rusty old paint cans. Anything that has a skull and crossbones on the label, or the words “poison”, “hazardous”, “danger”, or cautions you to properly ventilate the area while cleaning, is household hazardous waste and must not be thrown in with your trash. Instead, please schedule an appointment to deliver such waste to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at (401) 942-1430 ext. 241.
How You Can Help
Take pride in your sidewalk! Please sweep sidewalk debris into the street to be cleaned by the city's street sweeper. Additionally, remember during the winter months that property owners are required to shovel their sidewalk of all snow.
If you see a street light that is out, broken, dim, noisy, on during the day, or has any other problems please report the issue by calling National Grid at 1-800-322-3223 or by reporting online at https://www1.nationalgridus.com/StreetLight-RI-RES?ng=us.