August 8, 2017


Rubbish and Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule


In observance of Victory Day the Woonsocket Recycle Drop-off Facility will be closed Monday August 14th.


Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of trash and recycling for the week of August 14th to August 18th will be delayed by one day.


Call the Solid Waste Division at 767-8880 if you have any questions.









Michael Debroisse

Superintendent of Solid Waste/Engineering


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