Public Works sets changes to East Providence trash collection dates

A Martin Avenue resident's dog attacked a Mega Disposal employee on Friday morning, biting his right leg. A Martin Avenue resident's dog attacked a Mega Disposal employee on Friday morning, biting his right leg.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Department of Public Works has announced its schedule for holiday trash and tree collections.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, rubbish collection for Wednesday, Dec. 25, will be delayed one day and collected on Thursday, Dec. 26, Thursday collection will be on Friday, Dec. 27, and Friday collection will be on Saturday, Dec. 28.

The New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, collection of rubbish and recycling will be delayed one day and collected on Thursday, Jan. 2, Thursday collection will be on Friday, Jan. 3, and Friday’s collection will be on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Residents are asked to have all material at the curb by 6 a.m.  Regular collections will resume on Monday, Jan. 6.

Public Works will be collecting and chipping Christmas Trees for use as mulch for City projects.  Drop off your tree Dec. 26 – Jan. 17 at the following locations: Agawam Field, Hull St. Playground, Pierce Field, Central Avenue Playground, Silver Spring Playground, Kent Field, Riverside Rec Field Grassy Plain Park, Sabin Point, Park Carousel Parking Lot Curbside collection will be available January 6 – January 17.

Please place trees at the curb on the same day as your Rubbish collection day for pickup. Trees will not be collected with your rubbish, they will be collected separately by city crews for chipping. Please remove all ornaments, lights & stands. TREES ONLY! No wreaths, garland, roping, or artificial trees.

For more information contact the Public Works office at 435-7710.

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