Department of Public Works

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Public Works Division

  • Responsible for repair and maintenance of approximately 115 miles of town roads and all public properties

  • Snow removal and treatment of roads during winter months

  • Repair and maintain all surface deficiencies in roads year round

  • Clean up town areas of overgrowth and debris

  • Curb side removal of tree related debris

  • Grass cutting at all public schools

  • Curbside service – branches and yard waste. PLEASE NO AUTOMOBILE PARTS

  • Emergency Support Function – Coordinate and provide emergency public works and engineering needs during an emergency or a disaster.

Related Programs In Conjunction With, Or By, Public Works

  • Sign Department – traffic type and street signs installed and maintained as necessary. Certain traffic regulations may require Town Council intervention (State highways not included) Hours of operation 7:00am – 3:30pm – tel: 233-1440

  • Oil Waste – Please limit to 5 gallons.  at the  – accepts motor oil only. Please drop off at the Public Works Automotive Department, Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm.

  • Christmas Trees -Please contact the Dept. of Public works during normal business hours of Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm at 401-233-1440 for pickup. No plastic tree bags please.

  • Leaf & Yard Waste – Leaves that have been bagged in correct composting bags or in barrels marked “Yard Waste”, please no plastic bags, will be picked up at curbside. Please contact the Dept. of Public works during normal business hours of Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm at 401-233-1440.

  • Street Sweeping – Please contact the Dept. of Public works during normal business hours of Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm at 401-233-1440.

  • Recycle Containers – Please contact Robert Nascimento, Recycling Coordinator at 401-719-1610.

  • Poison Ivy Control – (Town property only) for information contact the Dept. of Public works during normal business hours of Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm at 401-233-1440.
  • Road Resurfacing – town roadways are under constant observation for upgrading and maintenance – ongoing asphalt program (weather permitting) for potholes etc, etc

  • Tree Maintenance Program – (Town property only) – call for details contact the Dept. of Public works during normal business hours of Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm at 401-233-1440.

  • Hazardous Materials, Construction and Demolition – for safe and proper disposal of any suspected waste – household or other please contact Rhode Island Resource Recovery at 942.1430 ext 241 or visit them at www.rirrc.org. This includes all computer equipment. You may also contact Robert Nascimento, Recycling Coordinator at 401-719-1610.

  • Public Water Supply – The Town is supplied by the Providence Water Supply Board – tel: 521.6300. (The Town is not responsible for issuing either water or sewer bills)

  • Rubbish and Recycling – a weekly collection of household trash – contracted out to a private company – currently the Town is serviced by MTG Disposal phone: 434-1344.  See full information on the Recycling page. Contact Robert Nascimento, Recycling Coordinator at 401-719-1610.

Notice to Residents – In compliance with a recommendation from the Town’s insurance carrier, the Town of North Providence can no longer enter private homes for the purpose of cleaning out the lateral sewer connecting to the town’s municipal main sanitary sewers. This will take effect as of April 1, 2009.



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