Free produce, Green festival: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Trash holiday

There is no trash or recycling pickup on Monday, Sept. 5 in recognition of Labor Day, and town offices are closed. Pickup will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Any questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works Refuse & Recycling at (401) 568-4440 ext. 12.

Cash calendar

Burrillville Patriots Youth Football & Cheer has released their 2022 Cash Calendar, with chances to win money every day in October. Calendars cost $10 each, and can be purchased by check payable to BYFC or via Venmo @burrillvillepatriots.

The player or cheerleader who sells the most calendars will win a Nintendo Switch or a cash prize, so be sure to indicate the full name of the athlete who you wish to credit with your purchase.

There is no limit to the number of entries and each increase your chance of winning.

Free produce

The town of Burrillville’s senior services program has announced that free boxes of produce are available to residents who qualify. Those age 60 plus who meet income and other restrictions found here can sign up by contacting Site Coordinator Andrea Hall at (401) 710-7429 or

The boxes of locally grown fruit and vegetables will be available for pickup in November and December.

Green festival

The Pascoag Utility District and the town of Burrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold the 14th Annual Green Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Stillwater Mill Center at 100 Tinkham Lane in Harrisville. The festival helps families from northern Rhode Island explore ways to have a more sustainable lifestyle and future, with free activities for children and more than 30 green and health and wellness vendors for adults to visit.

The Burrillville Farmers Market will be onsite with local fruits and vegetables and the Dinolicious food truck will be offering lunch and snacks for sale. Reusable bags packed with energy saving information, recycling tips and much more will be given to the first 500 attendees.

Read more on the event here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Ordinance Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6 starting at 2 p.m. in the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Pascoag Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 starting at 6 p.m. for agendas found here and here.

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