December 27, 2019
Rubbish and Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule
On Wednesday January 1, 2020 in the observance of New Years Day the Woonsocket Material Recycle Facility will be closed and there will be no trash or recycling collection.
Curbside pick-up for trash and recycling for January 2nd through January 3rd will be delayed by one day.
Residents are reminded that wintertime weather may delay trash and recycling collection services. Every effort will be taken to ensure prompt service however if the roadways should become a safety issue for the rubbish trucks then collection would be delayed to the following day.
Accumulated snow on sidewalks may also hamper the rubbish collection service. To ensure curbside pick-up, please shovel an area that will allow the trash and recycling carts to sit level. Cart covers should be closed preventing snow from adding to the weight of the waste.
The placement of your cart is important, since the collection vehicles lifting arm requires clearance: 3 feet on all sides and 12 feet overhead. The carts should be no more than 3 feet away from the curb or road edge, and the arrows on the lid must be pointing toward the street, with the hinges facing away from your street. Your GREEN recycling cart should be placed at least 3 feet from your BURGUNDY trash cart.
Place carts curbside on your collection day by 7 am.
Michael Debroisse
Superintendent of Solid Waste

Protestors are still gathering in Washington D.C. tonight despite a seven p.m. curfew. Mostly peaceful crowds are still around Lafayette Park, the scene of a clash between police and protesters yesterday before the curfew went into effect.       The family of George Floyd is again encouraging peaceful protests amid ongoing civil unrest nationwide. During a rally in Houston, Philonise Floyd said violent protesters bring shame on his family's name and his brother's name.        Joe Biden is expected to win the Indiana Democratic primary. NBC News made the projection as the former vice president has been running unopposed since Bernie Sanders dropped out in April.        The Minnesota trucker who drove through highway protesters is no longer in jail. On Tuesday, 35-year-old Bogdan Vechirko was released and not charged after he drove his semi-truck though a large group of demonstrators on the Interstate 35W bridge on Sunday.       A Denver police officer who attempted to incite violence on social media is being fired. The department announced today the termination of Thomas McClay after an internal affairs investigation. On Instagram, he reportedly uploaded a photo of him and two other officers wearing heavy duty gear and titled the post "Let's start a riot."        The Navy-Notre Dame season-opening college football game will not be played in Ireland due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both schools announced today the game will be moved from Dublin to the Naval Academy in Annapolis.