Public Works

The responsibilities of the Department of Public Works are to maintain existing public properties, including roadway repair, sweeping & snow plowing, drainage systems, bridges, culverts & cemeteries, etc. The DPW also handles all bulk waste & disposal of white goods. The Parks and Recreation Department working in conjunction with the DPW, is responsible for the maintenance of the bike path, town parks and facilities. The Highway Department, performs the maintenance for all the Town vehicles, is also a division of the DPW.  

Refer to the Sanitation, Recycling and Yard Waste pages for more detailed information.


DPW Back Yard

Located at:

Department of Public Works
10 Junior Street
West Warwick, RI  02893 



Hours for resident item drop off:

Monday - Friday 7am - 2:30pm

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month 7am-11:30am

The following can be dropped of at the DPW Back Yard for disposal:

motor oil (residents only) - no businesses

yard waste (residents only) - no businesses

oversized cardboard 

hard plastics



scrap metal



 Purchase white goods stickers:

  • Pick up service-$25.00 
  • Drop off/no Freon- FREE
  • Drop off/Freon- $25.00

Mattresses and Box Springs:

  • Pick up service-$25.00
  • Drop off- FREE ( Limit of 5 Mattresses per fiscal year & 3 per day) any additional is a charge of $25.00 per item. All mattresses or box springs must be bagged prior to pickup or drop off. (bags available for purchase for $6.00 at the DPW office)