Town of Smithfield, RI The Official Site of the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:43:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Smithfield Dog Park First Annual Dog Walk – Saturday, September 12th Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:36:57 +0000 Continue reading ]]>
Smithfield Dog Park First Annual Dog Walk - Saturday, September 12th

Click the image to view the full flyer, print or download (.pdf)

Sponsored by: North Paws Veterinary Center, Muttley Crew, and The Smithfield Times.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. @ Smithfield High School
*Rain Date: September 19th

$20 Registration Fee per family. Includes custom bandana for each dog and first 100 registrants get a doggie goodie bag.

Route: Walk begins in Smithfield High School Parking Lot, proceeds on Pleasant View Ave. to North Paws Veterinary Center, 564 Putnam Pike, where dogs and humans can stop for a water break, then walk proceeds back down Pleasant View to finish at High School. A festival with various food and dog product vendors will take place after the walk in the High School Parking Lot.


– Onsite registration same day from 9-10 a.m.
– Ongoing Registration at Muttley Crew -265 Putnam Pike, Greenville
– Register online via Paypal

*Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Checks made payable to “Smithfield Dog Park Fund”.
Checks can be sent to: 
Smithfield Town Hall
64 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

Organized by the Smithfield Dog Park Committee.
All proceeds will benefit the future Smithfield Dog Park.

If you’d like to make a donation to support the Smithfield Dog Park,
please click the PayPal link below. (Not for registration for the walk.)

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Smithfield Increases Recycling Rate in FY 2015 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:08:04 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Smithfield Recycling CartGreat news, Smithfield Residents!

Due to our town’s increased recycling efforts, we have managed to reach a 31.84% MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) recycling rate in FY15!  This means that the Town has earned a tip fee rebate of $2 per ton of trash disposed for a total of $10,238.40!

Keep up the good work and help our Town reach the 35% MRF recycling rate goal to further increase our rebate!

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Smithfield Welfare Department and Food Pantry Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:16:22 +0000 Continue reading ]]> On behalf of the Smithfield Welfare Department and Food Pantry we would like to thank all the generous town residents, schools, businesses and organizations who continue to support the pantry and our programs during the summer months.

In June the pantry was fortunate enough to receive a very large food donation from our friends at Fidelity Investments (see photos below). The pantry recognizes all the time, effort and compassion that went into colleting and organizing such a large donation. Thank you all for thinking of the town pantry!

food drive

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As you may know we provide food supplements throughout the year and heating assistance throughout the winter season. Our pantry is run off of donations and we could not do it without your generosity.

We are currently collecting backpacks, lunch boxes, and school supplies for the fall, if you are interested in becoming a donor or if you are in need of these services please contact our office at 401-949-4590 x27. Prior to receiving assistance all applicants must complete yearly intake forms.

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Central Landfill Bus Tour – Wednesday, August 12th Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:49:13 +0000 Continue reading ]]> vanMaxBus Landfill Tour

Wednesday, August 12th

August 12 @ 11:30am

Have you ever wondered what happens to trash and recyclables when they leave the curb? Come visit the Central Landfill in Johnston and board the MaxBus to see for yourself! on Wednesday, August 12th at 11:30am.  The tour takes about 90 minutes to complete.

Seats are limited, email now to reserve your spot!

We will visit the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for an up-close look at how your recyclables are sorted and made ready for market. You will also be able to ask questions about what to do with your materials, how they can be reused and recycled into other products! The tour meets in Johnston at The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at 65 Shun Pike.  

If you can’t make it, check out the video! A Virtual Tour of the MRF at RIRRC

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Smithfield Food Pantry Collecting School Supplies Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:49:08 +0000 Continue reading ]]> backpack-donationsThe Smithfield Welfare and Food Pantry is currently collecting backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies for those in need this fall.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, or are in need of these services, please contact the office at 401-949-4590 x27 to see if you qualify. The office is located within the Smithfield Senior Center.



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Georgiaville Pond Stickers Available for Purchase Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:59:31 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Georgiaville Beach

Due to limited lifeguard availability, lifeguards will be on duty whenever available.

Lifeguards needed

Georgiaville Pond Stickers Now Available for Purchase!

Location: Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink
109 Pleasant View Avenue
Smithfield, R.I. 02917 map

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 11am to 5pm

Vehicle Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

Boat Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

Trailer Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

All Senior Citizens age 62 or older, people with physical disabilities, and/or honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to receive a free parking sticker, trailer sticker, and motor boat sticker.

All stickers are available for purchase at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink, Monday thru Friday from 11am to 5pm. A valid license and registration is required for all sticker purchases. Georgiaville Pond Seasonal Beach Passes will be available for purchase on June 15, 2015.

Please call the Smithfield Recreation Department at (401) 233-1051 with any questions.

All New Georgiaville Pond Stickers are valid until November 1, 2017.

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June 2015 Edition of Chasing Arrows Recycling Newsletter Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:57:16 +0000 Highlights from this month’s issue:

Smithfield Earth Day Photo

Smithfield’s New Recycling Coordinator

Recycling Tidbits


View the newsletter here

Back issues:




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May 2015 Edition of Chasing Arrows Recycling Newsletter Thu, 14 May 2015 13:57:38 +0000 Continue reading ]]> May edition of Chasing ArrowsHighlights from this month’s issue:

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words – fire at the MRF

Anti-Contamination Campaign Links

Foam Aplenty

What Doesn’t Belong in the Recycling Truck?

The MRF Corner: What Does it Look Like?

View the newsletter here

Back issues:


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Has your mailbox been damaged by a Town snow plow? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:10:35 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Has your mailbox been damaged by a Town snow plow?

All reports of mailbox damage should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 401-233-1034 or e-mail at The department will dispatch a representative to verify any claims.

Update: Use the DPW’s new online form to report mailbox damage;

Mailboxes damaged by the Town, regardless of type, will be replaced with a standard rural mailbox compliant with US Postal Service (USPS) Standard 7, Mailboxes, City and Rural Curbside. Posts will be either 1-1/2” galvanized, painted black iron or pressure treated 4” x4” wood. Wherever possible, the existing mailbox, if undamaged, will be reused as will the existing post. Installation will be performed by Town employees.

Anyone who wishes to purchase their own replacement and install same shall be reimbursed by the Town for up to $25.00 with valid receipt(s).

Has your mailbox been damaged by a Town snow plow?
Photo courtesy of Earl Snell.

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Talking Trash – 10 (Non) Wasteful Tips for this Winter Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:21:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Smithfield Recycles

  1. Appreciate the power of the weather
    Some things are out of our control. When dangerous weather conditions cause interruptions in service, know that your town hauler is doing their best and will try to stay on schedule as much as possible. 
  2. Spread the Warmth
    Your collection workers are collecting even in ice cold circumstances. Make their job easier by sorting properly and placing carts in accessible areas away from obstructions. You could even surprise them with a hot chocolate or coffee to spread the warmth! 
  3. Stay Safe
    Driving large vehicles in freezing conditions can be dangerous. Make sure children and animals are away from the road when your collection is expected to be on your street. Ice can make it difficult to stop quickly if needed. Again, make sure your carts are properly placed, sorted and ready for pick up so your drivers don’t have increased difficulty making your pickup.
  4. Proper sorting is essential to timely collection – Know what is recyclable and how to recycle it! 
  5. Plastics: Recycle only plastic containers, up to 2 gallons in size, in your cart. Exceptions? No foam, plastic bags, motor oil or antifreeze bottles, “compostable” cups, containers that crinkle or rip (such as plant plug trays), or containers that shatter like glass (CD cases). Put plastic tops back on plastic containers before recycling. Do not flatten containers. Take clean, dry, somewhat see-through, somewhat stretchable plastic bags and film back to any large grocery, pharmacy or big-box store in Rhode Island for recycling. Remember, clingy food wrap is trash. 
  6. Glass: Recycle only glass bottles and jars in your cart — do not recycle glass that isn’t a bottle or jar. Take metal tops off first and recycle both. Exceptions? No broken glass or Pyrex.
  7. Metal: Recycle only metal cans, foils and lids/caps from glass jars and bottles in your cart — do not recycle metal that isn’t a can, foil or lid/cap. Exceptions? Coated yogurt lids and foil-like candy/chip wrappers are trash. For scrap metal recycling, you can make an appointment online at under the Town’s next metal collection.
  8. Paper/cardboard/cartons: Recycle only paper and flattened cardboard that isn’t made to be waterproof (fridge/freezer boxes, coffee cups) or for sanitary use (paper towels) in your cart. Exceptions? DO recycle cartons (milk, juice), but don’t flatten.
  9. Textiles: Never recycle textiles in your cart. If the textile is dry and odorless — including torn or stained items and non-apparel textiles such as sheets — drop it off in any clothing donation bin in the state. Exceptions? No carpeting, mattresses or dried hazardous-waste rags (such as motor oil).
  10. Always, remember: Containers must be empty and, when possible, rinsed. Paper and cardboard must be free of food and grease. 


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