Electronics recycling, Winter Jumper Show: Five things to know in North Smithfield this weekend


Recycling event

The town’s waste department will hold an electronics recycling drop-off event on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Public Works facility at 281 Quaker Highway.

Items accepted at no charge include computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDA’s, cell phones, mice, keyboards, inkjet printers, plastic speakers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereos, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, auto/marine batteries and battery back-ups.

A $10 disposal fee applies to each large wooden-boxed speaker ($5 for small), laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier and other coolant containing devices.

Items not accepted include light bulbs, household batteries, fire/carbon monoxide detectors, tapes/disks, glass, broken TV tubes, styrofoam or any hazardous waste materials.

For more information visit www.indiecycle.com or email indiecycle@gmail.com.

Winter Jumper Show

Phoenix Rising Equestrian Center will hold Winter Jumper Show in their new indoor heated lounge on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Visit the center for an afternoon of horse showing, food and company. The theme for the event is “Holiday Spirit,” with riders and ponies coming dressed to impress.

Glitter tree canvas

North Smithfield Public Library will host a craft-making event for guests ages 10-17 on Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m. Visitors are asked to sign up to create a sparkling tree on canvas. No painting abilities are required.

Cars & Coffee

Car collective Low Life Standards will host a “cars and coffee” gathering at Red White & Brew on Sunday, Dec. 29 from noon to 3 p.m.

Read more about the unique Great Road coffee shop, opened in November, here.

DPW tips

The Department of Public Works has issued tips for dealing with winter weather and helping the town with ice and snow removal.

Officials note that during some snow storms, it becomes difficult for plow drivers to know where the edge of the road is. To ensure safety and efficiency during a snow storm residents are asked to use reflective markers to make the edge of the road more visible and ensure trucks stay off of lawns. Homeowners should also remove everything from the roadway to clear it for the snowplows to come through including cars and garbage cans.

When shoveling snow or operating a snow blower, residents are reminded  not to throw snow out into the street or sidewalk as it is against state law. This will ensure that snow does not freeze in the roadway or sidewalk and cause a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians. Clear snow from around fire hydrants near your home/business to make them visible for firefighters. Visit https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/home/news/snow-removal-policy for more information on the town’s snow removal policy.

Drivers are reminded that trucks are plowing or spreading sand and salt and they should stay at least 100 feet back from the vehicle to avoid problems. Plow trucks often have to back up and there are blind spots in the mirrors. For safety, do not pull directly behind them as they may not be able to see you.

Trash and recycling collections may be canceled if weather conditions warrant. For the latest information visit www.nsmithfieldri.org, or call (401) 767-2200, ext. 348 for updates.

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