Curbside Pickup Of Bulky Trash Synced With Student Exodus
The City of Providence has scheduled bulky trash pickups — items too large for the big green cans or recycling bins — for neighborhoods with large student populations who are currently vacating the premises.
Items such as couches, tables, mattresses, filing cabinets, refrigerators and more that students plan to discard are scheduled to be picked up on the following four dates throughout neighborhoods where a high percentage of Brown, RISD, Johnson & Wales and Providence College students reside:
Wednesday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 1
Schools: Providence College and Johnson & Wales University
Targeted Neighborhoods: Federal Hill, Washington Park, Elmhurst
Thursday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 8
Schools: Brown University and RISD
Targeted Neighborhood: East Side
Residents are reminded to place bulky items on the curb by 4pm the night prior to their pickup date. Officials are also encouraging those with goods that are still in working condition to donate them to local charities before disposal, such as the Rhode Island Donation Exchange (RIDE) at 20 River Avenue in Providence. RIDE will pick up donations but donors must call 831-5516 at least 48 hours prior to pickup.