Town Clerk

Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the following (see also DPW-Programs for details):

  • Street and sidewalks

  • Snow removal

  • Sanitary sewerage systems

  • Storm drainage

  • Collection and disposal of refuse and recyclables

  • Maintenance of public parks

  • Maintenance of public buildings and grounds

  • Tree maintenance

  • Streetlights

  • Contact Us: 401-247-1907 for more information please view the bottom of this page

Arbor Day Foundation Names Barrington Tree City USA

Barrington was named 2017, 2016 & 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Barrington achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Certificate of Accomplishment, National Arbor Day Foundation - attachment

Congratulations: City Tree Recognition, National Arbor Day Foundation - attachment

Services 

 

Walker Farm is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm thru mid-December for the disposal of grass and leaves only. Attachment

 

Yard Waste (leaves, grass, small clippings)

The curbside yard waste pickup is April through mid-December, check the Town calendar or call DPW for program dates. Residents may bring grass & leaves to the yard waste dumpster at the Recycling Center, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to noon.

  • Pick-up is the same day of regular refuse collection

  • Yard waste must be in paper bags or barrels; paper refuse bags may be purchased at DPW recycling center on weekends

Trash/Refuse should be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your pickup day.

Recycling

Mattress Recycling Program
Mattresses from residents will now be accepted at the DPW and will be recycled at NO cost to the Town. This will save nearly 70 mattresses per year from being disposed of at the Central Landfill.
The DPW will accept mattresses between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday at 84 Upland Way.
Mattresses must be dropped off by residents and have to conform to the following requirements:
Mattresses must be DRY
Mattresses must NOT have bed bugs or mold/mildew
Mattresses must NOT be damaged, twisted, or soiled
Limit of no more than 3 mattress pieces per resident per day

Please support the Town’s efforts to reduce the solid waste stream and help the environment.

recycling

The Recycling Center is located at 84 Upland Way. The hours of operation are now Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.The Center is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • Paint is NOT accepted at the Recycling Center. Click here to find out how to recycle paint.

  • Used cooking vegetable oil is accepted at the Recycling Center. Residents may now bring used vegetable cooking oil to the Recycling Center. The collection container is provided by Newport Biodiesel. The cooking oil is processed into biodiesel at their Rhode Island facility. Biodiesel is a renewable, non-toxic fuel that can be used in any diesel engine or oil furnace.

  • Curbside recycling collection takes place every week on regular refuse collection day. Check the Refuse and Recycling Routes and Schedule for your collection weeks.

  • Recyclable items may be collected curbside or brought to the center:

    • Newspaper/corrugated cardboard/magazines/books

    • Glass beverage containers

    • Plastic soda/milk containers/drink boxes

    • Aluminum cans/tin cans

    • Junk mail

    • White goods (metal)

    • White goods (stoves, metal, etc.): Call for appointment

    • Brush is chipped at curbside in the spring and fall. Call the DPW to schedule an appointment.

    • Motor oil and oil filters can be brought to the recycling center (no curbside collection)

To dispose of household hazardous waste, call RI Resource Recovery Corporation: (401) 942-1430 Ext. 241

 

Sewer Division

The sewer division provides maintenance and inspection to the Town-wide sanitary sewer system consisting of approximately one hundred miles of sewer lines, six major pump stations, five submersible pump stations, four grinders and one air release chamber.

 

Special Information

Community Shred, 9:00-11:30 AM, Saturday, October 13 - Barrington Public Works Attachment


Damage to your vehicle

  • RI DOT for construction claims at 222-2468 x 2468 or visit, www.dot.ri.gov and click top right Need Help?

  • State Road Pot Hole Problems 222-2450

URI Rhode Island Stormwater Solutions http://web.uri.edu/riss/

Turf Management Program 2018

Turf Management Program 2017

Turf Management Program 2016

Contact Us

Phone: 247-1907

E-mail:

Gail DiPierro, Senior Administrative Assistant

gdipierro@barrington.ri.gov

Alan Corvi, Director of Public Works

acorvi@barrington.ri.gov

John Renquinha, Superintendent of Public Works

jrenquinha@barrington.ri.gov

 

Hours & Location

Hours

DPW Office Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Recycling Center Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Location

The Public Works complex, including the Recycling Center, is located at 84 Upland Way.