To encourage recycling, South Kingstown operates a "Bag & Tag" waste disposal system at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station (RHRTS). You supply the bag and place an adhesive "tag" around the neck of the bag prior to disposal. Tags are sold in lots of 5. Bag volume is limited to 33 gallons and bag weight is limited to 35 pounds. Refuse bags exceeding volume or weight require an additional tag. Tags may be purchased at the RHRTS or the Town Hall. Click here for the current refuse "tag" price.
Bulky Items / Construction Materials
A per pound fee is charged for bulky items such as furniture, demolition / construction material (4’ length maximum), etc. When you enter the RHRTS, bear right to the scale house. The attendant will weigh your vehicle full, weigh it empty and charge for the difference. There is a $5.00 minimum charge. Click here for the current per pound price.
A flat fee is imposed for each freon appliance (this includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, de-humidifiers, etc.). The flat fee charge includes the cost of freon removal and disposal of the appliance. Click here for the current charge to dispose of freon appliances.
A flat fee is imposed for each non-Freon appliance (this includes stoves, dishwashers, etc.). Click here for the current charge to dispose of non-freon appliances.
The RHRTS has a large area where residents may recycle for free. All recyclables can now be mixed together, however recyclables must be separated from your trash.
Items that can be recycled include: Mixed paper and cardboard, glass containers, metal cans and foil, milk and juice cartons as well as all plastic containers up to 2 gallons in size.
Prohibitive items include: Plastic bags, scrap metal, refrigerated and frozen food boxes, plastic containers larger than 2 gallons and non-container plastic.
Click here for more information on recycling.
Special Yard Waste Tags may be purchased to dispose of leaves and grass clippings in your brown paper yard waste bag. Individual Yard Waste tags may be purchased at the RHRTS or the Town Hall. Click here for the current charge to purchase Yard Waste Tags.
Large brush, bulk quantities of leaves, tree limbs and trunks less than 6” in diameter and less than 4 feet in length may be discharged at a per pound rate. To have bulky yard waste weighed, bear right to the scale house when you enter the RHRTS. The attendant will weigh your vehicle full, weigh it empty and charge you per pound for the difference. There is a $5.00 minimum charge. Click here for the current per pound price.
There is a flat fee charge to dispose of tires. Click here for the current charge to dispose of tires.
Waste Motor Oil and Filters
Used residential automotive oil, lawn mower waste motor oil and oil filters may be deposited in the RHRTS “Oil Igloo”. Disposal is free, but there is a limit of 5 gallons per trip. Please use caution so oil is not spilled.
Contact the RI Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) at 942-1430 for information on disposing of hazardous waste such as oil-based paint, paint thinners, household solvents, chemical cleansers, pesticides, gasoline, kerosene, anti-freeze, etc. at a local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
Computers, Televisions and other Electronic Waste
Place your unwanted electronics in the designated "pods" at the RHRTS. Accepted items include computers, computer accessories (i.e. mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.), TV’s laptops, printers, scanners, scanners, fax machines, cables and wires, cell phones, telephones, stereo equipment, etc.
Residents of South Kingstown and Narragansett may dispose of their Christmas Trees at no charge at the Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station from the end of December through the last week in January. Please remove all ornaments and tinsel prior to disposal.
Used Vegetable Oil
Residents can recycle their waste cooking oil FREE of charge. A collection container for the used cooking oil is located in the residential recycling area of the Transfer Station. Cooking oil must be free of residual matter and should be transported in a clean, non-breakable, leak proof container.
Plastic containers 2 gallons or larger in size or non-container plastics such as lawn furniture, children's toys, plastic buckets and baskets, etc can be placed in the Rigid Plastic container located in the residential recycling area. Rigid plastics must be free of metal and fabric.
Click here to see the current Rose Hill Regional Transfer Station brochure.