Small Vehicle Disposal Area

Our Small Vehicle disposal area offers easy access to recycling and disposal for individuals and small businesses. Off-loading for disposal is self-serve, although an attendant will be available to assist and direct.

Some examples of items accepted at the Small Vehicle Area are listed below.  Note that many cities and towns have local drop-offs or pick-ups for these items as well.  To find out what is offered locally in your city or town contact them directly.


  • Appliances (large, no Freon) - Examples: washers, dryers, stoves, dishwasher, water heater, etc.

  • Books, CDs, DVDs, VHS - Must be donatable

  • Cardboard - up to 6' x 6'

  • Computers - from a  home (from a business, $0.20/lb.)

  • Cooking Oil

  • Foam (polystyrene) - Foam must be clean, dry and bagged in clear or translucent bags. Foodservice foam (like coffee cups and food trays) must be bagged separately from all other foam. No spongy foam (think: #1 Fan fingers) and no packing peanuts.

  • Motor oil & filters

  • Plastics (bulky & rigid) - Examples: plastic buckets, milk crates, kitty litter baskets, lawn furniture, pet carriers, laundry baskets, storage totes, trash/recycling bins, plastic election campaign signs (metal stand removed), pallets and shelving

  • Recycle Together RI Recyclables

  • Televisions - from a home (from a business, $0.20/lb.)

  • Textiles - dry and free of odor (place in clothing/shoes donation bin)


  • Appliances (large, contain Freon): Refrigerator, Freezer, A/C, Dehumidifier - $12/each

  • Boats, Campers & other Vessels (must have all fluids drained) - $200/ton

  • Car Batteries - $6/each

  • Clean & Recoverable Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Rock -  $15/ton

  • Clean Wood Pallets -  $30/ton ($22 minimum)

  • Leaf and Yard debris - $30/ton ($22 minimum)

  • Mattresses -  $15/each ($50 if wet or dirty)

  • Scrap Metal - Depends on % metal content (potentially FREE)

  • Tires - $5/each (car), $10/each (tractor trailer), $75/each (giant) or $175/ton

  • Trash - $75/ton ($25 minimum)