Department of Public Works

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

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

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


Community Shred - 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 located at the Department of Public Works parking lot. Please see attachment

  • Barrington Residents Only

Yard Waste (leaves, grass, small clippings)

The curbside yard waste pickup is April through December. 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.


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

    • Clothes/shoes

    • 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


Tuesday, October 24

  • Lincoln Ave. - County Road to Upland Way

  • Princess Hill Ave. - Maple to Sullivan Terrace

Wednesday, October 25

  • Upland Way - Federal to Lincoln Ave.

  • Lincoln Ave. - Upland to Middle Highway    

Thursday, October 26

  • Lincoln Ave. - Peck to Washington

Friday, October 27

  • Elm Lane

  • Cedar


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 2017

Turf Management Program 2016

Contact Us

Phone: 247-1907


Gail DiPierro, Senior Administrative Assistant

Joe Piccerelli, Director of Public Works

John Renquinha, Superintendent of Public Works

Hours & Location


DPW Office Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 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


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