Thursday, April 17, 2014        

Household Hazardous Waste Event a Success

Household Hazardous Waste EventThe Annual Household Hazardous Waste Event held on March 22nd was a great success!

The Town of Smithfield disposed of 15,585 pounds of household hazardous waste (HHW), included in that number was 22 pounds of Mercury! All of these materials were disposed of properly and kept out of our landfill.

For more information and a listing of other HHW events in Rhode Island, please visit

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Talking Trash – April 2014

Talking Trash

Let’s Talk Some Trash…

It’s that time of year again to put away the shovels and bring out the rakes!

The Town of Smithfield will begin Lawn and Yard Waste pickup on April 7th, 2014.  Yard waste is collected on residents’ regular trash day on a route separate from trash and recycling.

To help ensure smooth collection, yard waste must be set at the curb in brown paper bags (available at local retailers) or barrels clearly labeled “YARD WASTE”. Unfortunately, yard waste in plastic garbage bags or cardboard boxes will not be collected.  If you have branches, please bundle them and tie them with string at no more than 3 feet in length.

A maximum of 12 barrels and/or bags of yard waste is accepted per household.

2014 Yard waste collection schedule:

April 7th through May 31st – every week

June 9th through October 31st – every other week

November 3rd through December 5 – every week

All Yard Waste pickup weeks are noted on our Town Calendar and on our printable Recycling Calendar

If you’re interested in reducing what you send to the curb AND you want to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment for your garden, composting is a GREAT way to accomplish both!  Compost bins are available to residents for $40 each at the Smithfield Public Works Garage located at 3 Spragueville Road (behind Dave’s Towing Service), so come on down and start creating some “black gold” for your garden today!

Did you know? Composting is among the most effective things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment.   It helps to reduce your waste, to add nutrition to your soil, and to increase crop yield and plant health.

Also, please take a look at our upcoming events:

Saturday, April 19thEarth Day Clean-up

Friday, April 25thElectronics Collection

Saturday, April 26thDocument Shredding Event

Saturday, May 17thTire Recycling

Smithfield Trash & Recycling
Maureen McManus, Coordinator
401-233-1034 ext 105

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Annual Earth Day Community Cleanup – Saturday, April 19th

Smithfield Annual Earth Day Community Clean Up

The Smithfield Conservation Commission & the Smithfield Department of Public Works-Recycling Program present the

Annual Earth Day Community Cleanup

Join us for Smithfield’s Annual Community Clean Up!
We provide the supplies. You provide time and community pride!

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 9:00am-1:00 pm
Location: Leo Bouchard Conservation Center
5 Waterview Drive - behind the Smithfield Police station

Come and help us clean-up – rain or shine!

Conservation Commission — Sandy 401-595-7603
DPW Recycling — Mo 401-233-1034 or

E-Waste Collection Day – Friday, April 25th

E-Waste Collection DayGoodwill Industries of RI & Smithfield Department of Public Works-Recycling Program present:

E-Waste Day 2014

Bring your electronics, computers, cell phones, and small appliances, and help us keep them out of the landfill!

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Smithfield Department of Public Works Garage, 3 Spragueville Road (behind Dave’s Towing off Route 116)

  • No Appointment Needed 
  • Any Condition Accepted
  • Donation Receipts Available 

Additional Questions? Call:

E-Waste Collection Day

Paper Shred-it Day – Saturday, April 26th

SHRED-IT EventSmithfield Department of Public Works Recycling Program presents Shred-it Day 2014

Bring your sensitive paper documents for secure shredding – help us keep them out of the landfill and recycle them safely ! 

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Smithfield Department of Public Works Garage, 3 Spragueville Road (behind Dave’s Towing off Route 116)

No Commercial Businesses – Maximum of 4 Bankers Boxes – No Appointment Needed

Additional Questions? Call:

Smithfield Department of Public Works Recycling Program presents Shred-it Day 2014

DEA’s Prescription Drug Takeback Day – Saturday, April 26th

DEA's Prescription Drug  Takeback DayPrescription Drug Takeback Day - On Saturday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Smithfield Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to the Smithfield Police Department lobby at 215 Pleasant View Avenue.

NO liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Scholarship Bingo – Friday, April 25th

Scholarship Bingo from the Smithfield Rotary Club.  Friday, April 25th at the Smithfield Senior Center.  Details in the .pdf flyer here

Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink will be closed for renovations from May 5th to June 9th

Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink logoThe Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink will be closed for renovations from May 5th to June 9th.

Upgrades include a new dasher board, new protective netting, new ice surface, interior painting and compressor repairs.

For more information, please call 401-233-1051

Tire Recycling Collection, Saturday, May 17th


Tire Recycling Event

The Town of Smithfield, in conjunction with Town Fair Tire will host a tire collection Saturday, May 17th from 9 am until 1 pm at the Smithfield Public Works Garage (3 Spragueville Road – behind Dave’s Towing Service). Only passenger vehicle tires without rims will be accepted.

Bring your rimless passenger vehicle tires for recycling – help us keep them out of the landfill and recycle them into new products!

For collection event information contact Smithfield Recycling Coordinator, Maureen McManus, at or by calling 401-233-1034 ext.105 or

Town Fair Tire (203) 467-8600 ext. 105

The IRS Warns of Fake Emails and Phone Calls

Beware of Fake IRS Emails and Phone Calls

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.

Scammers often send an email or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money. Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer. But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or email.

If you get this type of ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice:

  • Don’t reply to the message.
  • Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
  • Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
  • Forward the email to Then delete it.

If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:

  • Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
  • If you think you may owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you.
  • If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident.
  • You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your complaint.

Be alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS will not initiate contact with you through social media or text to ask for your personal or financial information.

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