1. Due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday the D.P.W. Office and Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, Friday, November 23rd & Saturday, November 24th. Also, Thursday and Friday's trash collection will be delayed by one day, therefore, Thursday collection will be on Friday and Friday's collection on Saturday.
2. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Transfer Station will no longer be open for the disposal of recyclables until further notice. All recyclables need to be placed curbside for collection. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Curbside collection of yard waste will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017 and continue through December 1, 2017.
Yard waste will be collected weekly on your regular trash collection day. All waste must be bagged or bundled and kept as dry as possible
to avoid having the bottom fall out during pick-up. Paper bags must be used (NO PLASTIC BAGS will be accepted) and can be purchased at your home center, hardware or department store. Bundles must be tied securely with string or twine (DO NOT tie with wire) and cannot exceed 24 inches in length with a maximum diameter of 1 1/2 inches.
Any bag placed curbside is subject to a maximum weight limit of 30 pounds. A maximum of 25 bags or bundles will be picked up at one time.
DPW ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Roadway Projects Under Construction
1. Fall River Ave (Route 114A) at Arcade Ave Intersection Improvement Project
Work on this project includes geometric improvements, the installation of the traffic signals, sidewalks, and drainage improvements. In addition, it includes Bridge Rehabilitation of Fall River Avenue over the Runnins River. Schedule: Work began July 6th, 2015 and is anticipated to be complete by May 2nd, 2017. The final Signal Plan can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Phase 1 Construction
The link below shows the proposed modifications associated with Phase 1 currently under construction.
This includes modifications to the median island. The nose of the island is being removed to realign Arcade Avenue at Fall River Avenue, reducing the skewed alignment that currently exists. This will allow for the right-turn movement from Arcade Avenue to Fall River Avenue as well as left-turn movement from Fall River Avenue to Arcade to occur at a single point - a more traditional 'T-intersection'. The modifications include the elimination of the Mill Road extension along the Grist Mill frontage - note the barricades depicted. In addition, Mill Road will continue to be a two-way road with only a right-turn movement allowed at Arcade Avenue. Finally, a bump-out will be created with barrier along Fall River Avenue just south of Mill Road to slow traffic and reduce the skewed alignment. Vehicles will
need to make a right-turn movement to continue on Arcade Avenue rather than the straight through movement that currently exists.
The Transfer Station is open for dropping off yard waste and recyclables; the hours are noted below.
There is no fee or permit required to drop off yard waste at the Transfer Station, however, a valid photo ID with a Seekonk address must be presented, no exceptions will be made
The Transfer Station is located at 351 Fall River Avenue behind the American Legion Hall. Regular operating hours are as follows:
Hours of operation
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday (closed from noon-12:30 for lunch)
Transfer Station - Saturday Hours (Yard Waste and Recycling)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (beginning April through mid-November)
8:00 AM to Noon - second and fourth Saturday, monthly
(December through March weather dependent).
Transfer Station - Bulky Waste Pass Program
The TARF will be open from 8:00 AM to Noon
once a month, the second Saturday of the month
for the 8 months listed below;
July 8, 2017 Aug. 12, 2017 Sept. 9, 2017 Oct. 14, 2017
Nov. 11, 2017 Mar. 10, 2018 April 14, 2018 May 12, 2018
Passes may be purchased at the DPW office
ABSOLUTELY NO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TRANSFER STATION!
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 508-336-7407.
BULKY ITEM STICKER PROGRAM (CURB-SIDE COLLECTION)
Bulky Items (furniture, non-metal household items)
Collected on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Stickers must be purchased by noon on the Tuesday prior to the collection date.
Bulky Metal Items
Appliances, electronics, metal goods, tires and special items.
Collected on the third Tuesday of each month. Stickers must be purchased by noon on the Friday prior to the collection date.
Stickers may be purchashed at the DPW Office
Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-336-7407 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick-up.
ANNOUNCING THE NEW AUTOMATED TRASH COLLECTION PROGRAM
The Town of Seekonk is proud to announce the new Automated Trash Collection System. Each residence participating in the Towns' trash program received two carts, one for Single Stream Recycling and the other for BLUE BAGS which residents MUST CONTINUE TO USE. It is IMPORTANT to note that all blue bags MUST BE TIED before placing them in the cart.
Any questions, please contact the Seekonk Department of Public Works at 508-336-7407.