Transfer Station

    Transfer Station hours Mon-Fri 7:30am-noon and 12:30–3pm

    Located in the rear of the Town Hall/Library 1670 Flat River Road



    What Can I Bring to the Transfer Station?

    Dump Pass: dump pass required $20.00 for 4 trips, does not expire. Only one to be sold per calendar year.


    Construction Debris- Dump pass required $20.00 for 4 trips- Not eligible for curbside bulk collection. Some common construction debris items are: windows, outside doors, sheetrock, tiling, flooring, lumber, fencing, anything with nails.


    Household items- Dump pass required $20.00 for 4 trips, also eligible for curbside collection with an appointment. Some commonly dumped household items are: Bedroom furniture, kitchenware, couches, loveseats, recliners, tools, toys, patio sets ect.


    Used motor oil- Free of charge- no dump pass required, must take containers back; you must lift the container waist high to dump into our “oil igloo” please do not bring containers too heavy to lift. Please ensure the used motor oil is not mixed with water or other automotive fluid. *Car batteries can also be accepted.


    Mattresses/Box springs- Free of charge- no dump pass required, must be clean and dry. Any Mattress or Box Spring that is heavily soiled or wet or torn requires a $70.00 unrecoverable sticker that can be purchased in our office. If you wish to have the mattress or box-spring picked up curbside there is a $10.00 charge for each piece. We will provide a sticker and bag to ensure the mattress or box spring does not get wet while awaiting pickup.  More information in attached PDF in the sidebar of this page.


    Metal Items- Free of charge- no dump pass required. Examples of commonly dumped metal items are: Washer, Dryer, Lawnmowers(void of gas/oil), microwaves, grills(no LP tank) metal poles w/no concrete attached, bicycles, pots n pans and exercise equipment.


    Refrigerant items- These items can be dropped off at our transfer station or picked up with an appointment curbside. Either way they require a $10.00 sticker that can be purchased in our office. These items include: Refrigerator (door removed), Freezer, Air conditioner.


    Tires- tires can be dumped for $5.00 each tire. Sticker can be obtained in the office.


    Yard Waste- Free of charge- no dump pass required. Branches, leaves, grass


    Tv’s, Computer Towers, laptops- Free of charge- no dump pass required.


    We cannot accept ANY car parts (exceptions: tires, car batteries) We cannot accept any boats of any size or any trailers, campers ect. We cannot accept any hazardous waste. 



    Household Hazards

     Household hazards can be safely disposed of for FREE at any one of the 

    ECO-Depot events sponsored by Rhode Island Resource Recovery. Please be advised that the Town of Coventry hosts one Eco-Depot event each year typically in April. If you miss ours you may visit any other State wide event or on-site in Johnston. For more information or to schedule an appointment with RIRRC’s Eco-Depot please click here Make an appointment or call them at 942-1430 x241 


    Common accepted hazards: Pool Chemicals, varnish or stain, photographic chemicals, rechargeable batteries, fertilizer, thermometers, thermostats, 

    LP Tanks, automotive fluids.



    PaintCare is a new program in the State of Rhode Island that makes it easier for you to do the right thing with leftover paint.  It was created by the American Coatings Association, a membership-based trade association of the paint manufacturing industry, working with state and local government stakeholders. Under RI General Law § 23-24.12 the reuse, recycling, or proper disposal of paint is now funded through fees on each container of architectural paint sold in RI. These fees are $0.35 cents (from a half pint to smaller than 1 gallon), $0.75 cents (1 gallon) or $1.60 per container (between 1 and 5 gallons).

    What to do with leftover paint:

    1. If your cans are still near-full, you may want to first try giving them away.  You can post them on the "FREE" section of Craigslist or FreeCycle OR
    2. If you can't give the paint away, use this PaintCare Site Locator to find a drop-off location. Before bringing your paint to any drop-off site, be sure to call to check business hours and to make sure they can accept the types and amount of paint you would like to recycle OR
    3. Make an appointment to drop off your paint (both oil-based and water-based, like latex) at one of the free Saturday Eco-Depot collection events, follow the link or call (401) 942-1430 x241
    4. If you only have water-based (non-hazardous paint) like latex, it is still safe for disposal in regular household trash, but needs to be hardened for the safety of workers and equipment. If there isn’t too much paint left, just leave it out with the lid off and it will dry without having to add anything.  If there is a significant amount left, you can do this with paint hardener (about $2 at a home improvement store), saw dust, or even kitty litter. Please do not recycle paint containers


    What to do with fluorescent light bulbs: 

    If you are looking to dispose of just small Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (the “spiral” or “twisty” CFL bulbs), The Home Depot and Lowes take them back in their stores.

    All fluorescent light bulbs can always be disposed of by making an appointment for a free Household Hazardous Waste collection program at, or by calling 942-1430 x 241.