Residential Recycling Area (for special / bulky item drop‐off)

*Please note that as of April of 2024, the Residential Recycling Area (formerly known as the Small Vehicle Area) moved to 3 Shun Pike. The virtual tour shows the previous location.

There's more to recycling than your bin or cart. Our Residential Recycling Area (RRA) lets Rhode Islanders go beyond their recycling bin or cart, offering easy access to special/bulky item recycling, as well as to disposal. The RRA is a self-serve operation, but a friendly attendant is always available to assist and direct you. Check out the virtual tour!

You must review our accepted materials and pricing prior to arriving. We only take specific items within these categories, and some carry a fee. Note that individual residents pay commercial fees (not municipal). 

  • Appliances ("White Goods")
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Books and Media
  • Bulky Rigid Plastics
  • Cardboard (Oversized)
  • Concrete/Asphalt/Brick/Rock
  • Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electronic Waste (e-waste)
  • Mixed Recycling (MRF)
  • Motor Oil and Filters
  • Plastic Bags & Film
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shredded Paper
  • Solid Waste (trash) - individual residents pay commercial "gate rate"
  • Textiles
  • Tires

We accept additional materials in other areas of the facility as well, such as mattresses and leaf and yard debris. Please review our accepted materials and pricing for details. Again, individual residents pay commercial fees (not municipal). 

Location & Operating Hours 

Tour Resource Recovery’s Operations

In addition to the virtual tour above, the RRA is one of the stops on our facility tours. You can also download “A Guide to Resource Recovery” here, containing more information about all of our operations.