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Spring Street Sweeping and Yard Waste Collection Dates Announced

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Thank goodness! From the City of Providence:


Mayor Elorza Announces Citywide Street Sweeping Plan

Street Sweeping to Begin April 5, Yard Waste Collection Begins April 13

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an aggressive citywide street sweeping program that will begin on Sunday, April 5.

“After a historic winter, Providence is ready to welcome spring with street sweeping and yard waste collection throughout the City,” said Mayor Elorza. “Providence has to be the City that works and that means making sure city services are working for our residents and our businesses. We will focus on our main thoroughfares and business districts first, and will then branch off into the neighborhoods.”

Crews will work to clean streets throughout the City nightly from 10:30PM-7AM, prioritizing main streets and business districts followed by neighborhoods.

Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 13. Residents are encouraged to recycle and compost all yard debris. Yard waste should be left curbside on regular recycling and trash collection days. Sticks and trimmings should be cut shorter than 4 feet and tied together. Yard waste may not be placed in plastic bags.

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5 Responses to Spring Street Sweeping and Yard Waste Collection Dates Announced

  1. John W March 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    It would be nice if they would post an actual schedule.

  2. Jef Nickerson March 31, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    I know!

  3. KCB April 1, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    OK, great, this should be done seasonally. What about the potholes?

    While walking near my apartment in the Jewelry District, I found it a little funny that when they ripped up some old asphalt to lay down new road near Brown, they found the original (in tact, perfect condition) cobblestone streets. No pothole problems there. They should have just kept it all cobblestone.

  4. David Kolsky April 1, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    Councillor Sam Zurier’s newsletter last Sunday posted this link to a tentative schedule for street sweeping as submitted to the City Council: http://council.providenceri.com/efile/211

    The city Department of Public Works web site (when it was up) directed readers to Waste Management Inc. for information about yard waste pickup (which will be done by WMI not DPW). I haven’t explored WMI’s site in the last couple of days, but I seem to recall that last weekend it was equally vague about starting dates and frequency. Others may learn more now.

    This is the spreadsheet I made and posted to my neighborhood Yahoo! Group for the three East Side wards. (I didn’t try this for all 15 wards because the PDF above wouldn’t allow easy copy and paste onto Excel.)

    More details at:

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/waylandsquare/conversations/messages/1893

    On the East Side, the plowing is planned to progress from north to south, as follows. I’ve added, besides the current incumbent Council member, very approximate boundaries and neighborhoods as a general indicator. (Anyway, I imagine that if plowing goes slower or faster than anticipated, a few extra streets might be plowed later or earlier than scheduled.)

    3rd Ward (Kevin Jackson)
    Roughly north and west of Nathan Bishop School, Brown Stadium and the JCC
    Summit, Mount Hope, Blackstone, North Main

    Easter Sunday 5 April
    Easter Monday 6 April
    Tuesday 7 April
    Wednesday 8 April

    ******************************************************

    2nd Ward (Sam Zurier)
    North of Angell
    College Hill, Wayland Square, Blackstone, River Road, North Main

    Thursday 9 April
    Sunday 12 April
    Monday 13 April
    Tuesday 14 April

    ********************************************************

    1st Ward (Seth Yurdin)
    South of Angell
    Wayland Square, Fox Point, Butler, Richmond Square, South Main

    Wednesday 15 April
    Thursday 16 April
    Sunday 19 April
    Monday 20 April

    3rd Ward (Kevin Jackson)
    NW of Nathan Bishop & JCC
    Summit, Mount Hope, Blackstone

    Easter Sunday 5 April
    Easter Monday 6 April
    Tuesday 7 April
    Wednesday 8 April

    2nd Ward (Sam Zurier)
    North of Angell
    College Hill, Wayland Sq., Blackstone

    Thursday 9 April
    Sunday 12 April
    Monday 13 April
    Tuesday 14 April

    1st Ward (Seth Yurdin)
    South of Angell
    Wayland Sq., Fox Point, River Rd

    Wednesday 15 April
    Thursday 16 April
    Sunday 19 April
    Monday 20 April

    ¶ Some major work on repairing the water mains and streets around Wayland Square was scheduled to begin with Spring later this month. However, Wayland Square merchants who’ve already lost much business to this winter’s snow, protested that this would cut into one of their busiest seasons. Providence Water and the City are now investigating whether it would be possible to reschedule the work for the summer doldrums between Memorial Day weekend (Brown commencement) and Labor Day.

    The next meeting of the Neighborhood Discussion Group at Books on the Square (471 Angell at Elmgrove, next to CVS) will hear more about these plans from speakers from Providence Water, National Grid and the city’s Street Improvement Project. The meeting will be from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday 22 April (three weeks from this coming Wednesday the 1st).

  5. David Kolsky April 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    Finally, something slightly more definitive about yard waste pickup.

    (However, DPW’s Street Sweeping web page is still blank two days before sweeping’s due to begin.http://www.providenceri.com/DPW/highway/street-sweeping)

    City of Providence Begins Yard Waste Pickup on April 13, 2015

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Yard debris should be left curbside on recycling and trash collection days; Clippings, leaves and sticks should be placed in open barrels or paper yard waste bags.

    The City of Providence Department of Public Works has announced that free yard debris collection will begin Monday, April 13, 2015.

    * Residents are encouraged to recycle and compost all yard debris.
    * Yard debris should be left curbside on regular recycling and trash collection days.
    * Sticks and trimmings must be cut to 4 feet or smaller and tied together. Yard debris may not be placed inside plastic bags.
    * Yard debris collection ends on Friday, December 11, 2015.

    http://www.providenceri.com/DPW/city-of-providence-begins-yard-waste-pickup-on-0

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