Residents across North Kingstown are picking up their debris from Hurricane Sandy. To help NKers with their clean-up efforts, the North Kingstown Transfer Station will be open every day until Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The transfer station will be accepting all storm-related debris from North Kingstown residents free of charge through Nov. 10. Residnets must show proof of residency and provide an address of where the debris is coming from. Contractors working for town residents will be charged for hte debris, as commercial entities typically factor in disposal costs as part of the rates they are charging. Depending on need, the town may extend business hours next week at the transfer station.
There will be no curbside collection of debris by town personnel.
All storm debris customers will go over the scale, weighin in and out to allow the town to document where the debris is coming from. Storm debris will be separated into the following categories:
- Green waste – trees, limbs, shrubs
- Putrescent municipal solid waste – rotting food waste, etc.
- Scrap metal and white goods – washers, dryers, hot water heaters, etc.
- Demolition waste – wood, floor tiles, carpet, etc.
The town is also accepting non-green waste at no charge for residents whose homes receive flood damage during Monday's astronomical high tides and storm surge.
As for curbside recycling pickup, services resumed Tuesday – picking up Monday's route and part of Tuesday's route. According to NK Public Works Director Phil Bergeron, they hope the pickup service will be back on schedule by Wednesday.