Earth Day Cleanup Events Citywide

The City of East Providence Department of Public Works, Refuse/Recycling Program is sponsoring Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanups and Beautifcation Projects throughout the city during the moth of April in celebration of Earth Day.  Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC) will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for the City's organized/registered groups involved in the cleanup efforts in honor of Earth Day, from April 1, 2017-May 15, 2017.  These cleanups will collectively be eligible for the tip fee waiver of 10 tons max., this tonnage will not count against the municipalities Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) cap.  City crews will collect the debris after cleanups and transport material to RIRRC. 

On Saturday, April 8 from 9:30-12 noon, the Refuse and Recycling Division will have an Earth Day & Recycling information booth set up with recycling information and free Earch Day coloring books for children at the Crescent Park Carousel's Earch Day Cleanupevent.  Volunteers are needed for this event, any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated.  Assorted tasks need to be done, pick up litter, yard debris, tending to the existing flower beds, removing weeds sweeping, racking, etc.  Work gloves, bags and small garden tools will be available at the Earth Day booth.  Students needing to complete community service hours, we will be happy to sign your paperwork for hours completed. 

If you are not able to attend the event at the carousel, but are interested in volunteering or forming a "Clean Team" for your neighborhood area or assist in cleaning the waterfront, bike path, walking trail, or open spaces throughout the City, please contact Donna McMahon, DPW, Refuse/Recycling Program Coordinator at 401-435-7710 for more information. 

Besides the Carousel Earth Day Event, below is a list of the Earth Day cleanups that have registered as of March 21, 2017.  The City would like to thank the groups for their continued effort to keep East Providence's shoreline and public areas clean of debris and waste. 


EARTH DAY CLEANUP EVENTS (current scheduled cleanups)


Crescent Park Carousel Volunteers Needed

Earth Day Cleanup Event

April 8th 9:30am-12:00 noon


Department of Public Works, Recycling Division

Earth Day Shredding Event

60 Commercial Way

April 22 9:00am-12:00noon


Councilwoman Anna Sousa Volunteer Group & EP Boy Scout Pack 5

Earth Day Cleanup Event

Townie Pride Park (next to Pierce Field)

April 22 9:00am-completion

Arbor Day Tree and Shrub Planting

Townie Pride Park 

April 29 9am-completion

Community volunteers are welcome. Food and beverages will be provided. The Department of Public Works will provide rakes, gloves, and shovels. Event is rain or shine. 


Save the Bay Volunteer Group

Bold Point Park/Shoreline

April 22 10:00am-12:00noon


Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Riverside Renaissance and Suez Water

Shoreline starting at Crescent Beach area from the beginning of the Terrace to Sabin Point.

April 22 10:00am-12:30pm Rain Date April 23


East Providence Conservation Commission

Bowden Heights Conservation Area across from 116 Boyden Blvd.

April 22 9:00am-12:00 noon


East Providence Conservation Commission

w/ Blackstone Heritage Corridor/Nat Park Service

Ten Mile River Bike Path at Kimberly Rock Field

April 28 12:30pm-4:30pm


Would you like to register a group for a Cleanup event?  Download our registration form here.