Recycling To Be Collected From Blue Bins A Final Time Monday

The bins will be emptied and left for Coastal Recycling Monday. Recycling will now be contained in only the green bins.


Kiss those blue bins good-bye — the city's solid waste contractor, Waste Management, will collect recycling from them a final time Monday.

The city is selling the blue bins, about 10,000 of them, to Cumberland for a total of $148,000, said Michael Debroisse, Solid Waste Department superintendent.

Waste Management will set the empty bins in front of local homes to be picked up by Coastal Recycling of North Smithfield, said Debroisse. He stressed people should not be concerned when the blue bins are gone - the green bins the city still has can now be used for all the city's recycling thanks to the state's new single stream recycling program.

This summer, a group of young volunteers helped put stickers on some of the city's green bins listing the types of recycling that can now be put in them, but they weren't able to get to all of them. The stickers can be picked up at the city's Recycle Drop-Off Center located at 943 River St., he said.

Debroisse said anyone who decides to keep a bin for themselves will win a $40 charge for the owner of their property.

Residents can direct questions about the city's recycling program to Debroisse at 401-767-8880.


dtwx December 18, 2012 at 01:48 PM
"We have made every feasible attempt to notify the residents of the changes to the recycling program. Should there be any questions you may reach me at 767-8880." How about sending a letter to residents? The city has no problem sending me a letter when the lid of me trash can is 2 inches above closed and they won't collect the trash.
Jeanne Benoit December 22, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Why wasn't the blue bin been pick-up. My trash day Friday and the blue have not been pick- up.
jhon December 24, 2012 at 03:48 PM
y are you not sending notice ,,,, or at least put it on the news ..... hello people ....!!!!!!!!!!
brad macintyre December 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM
so they're selling them for $14.80 each and if there not there you have to pay $40 how can they justify charging you $40 for something that's only worth $14.80
Russell Archambault June 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM
I really miss my blue bin, so much more time on my hands not having to separate my trash, I'm sad. I'm so lonely. I need a girlfriend.


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