Solid Waste & Recycling Options

Residents of South Kingstown have the option of contracting with a private hauler or taking their trash and recyclables to the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station. By ordinance, all residents, whether they use the transfer station or a private hauler, must recycle.

Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station

To encourage recycling, South Kingstown operates a "Bag and Tag" waste disposal system at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station. You supply the bag and purchase an adhesive "tag" that goes around the neck of the bag prior to disposal. Because all recycling is free, the more you recycle, the more money you save on tags.

For more information on using the transfer station visit the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station page, or download the Transfer Station brochure (PDF).

Private Trash Hauler Option

For residents opting to have their trash picked up curbside, download a list of licensed private haulers (PDF). All private haulers collecting garbage in South Kingstown must be licensed, so you need to select someone from the list. Call a few haulers since prices can vary significantly.


As a condition of licensing, all haulers must also collect recyclables curbside on a regular schedule. Residents should contact their private hauler for information on their recycling schedule.

To facilitate the curbside recycling process, haulers have been issued rolling recycling toters and a detailed recycling brochure for each of their residential customers. Download the recycling brochure (PDF) for more information.

The Town of South Kingstown looks forward to achieving a high recycling rate through the joint efforts of Town staff, the private haulers and all residents. For additional information, questions or concerns please call the Recycling Coordinator at 401-789-9331, ext. 2259.

Additional Information

Call the South Kingstown Solid Waste Division at 401-789-9331, ext. 2250 or 2259 if you have any questions.