Smithfield Department Of Public Works Recycling Day

Scott Souza

SMITHFIELD, RI — The Smithfield Department of Public Works will host an all-encompassing household recycling day on July 18 at the DPW grounds on Spragueville Road.

The day will allow residents to recycle four categories of households items in one day: electronics, sensitive document shredding, mattresses and large, rigid plastic items.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon with coronavirus pandemic health guidelines observed.

Mattresses and document shredding appointments can be made by calling 401-233-1034 Ext 205. Those services are available to residents only with proof of residency required. Residents can recycle up to four boxes of personal documents. Mattresses and box springs must be cool and dry.

Among the electronics accepted free of charge are: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, stereos, video game consoles and small appliances. Among the electronics accepted for a $20 fee are: wood-encased stereo equipment, air conditioners and laser-jet printers.

Smithfield residents only are also able to drop off large, rigid plastics such as buckets, lawn furniture, lawn equipment and trash barrels. Item must be 100 percent plastic.

For more information go here or email

This article originally appeared on the Smithfield Patch