Trash rollout, Heritage Day lineup: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Cub Scouts with Pack 7 Slatersville held a Bike Rodeo over the weekend.

New trash program

The town’s new trash hauler, Waste Management, begins service in town on Monday, July 1, and the new trash carts delivered last week should be placed curbside on residents’ regular trash day. Next week will be the first pickup in the bi-weekly recycling collection, and Waste Management will also pickup old and unwanted trash and recycling bins.

Questions can be directed to Recycling Coordinator Vanny Mae at (401) 767-2200 ext. 348.

Paving

T. Miozzi will begin milling the asphalt on Woonsocket Hill Road on Monday, July 1, from the power lines to Providence Pike, as well as George Lee Road. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and should take a few days to complete. The town is asking residents to remove all cars from the roadways, and notes that there will be limited access to the area during the work.

Questions can be directed to the Highway Division at (401) 767-2200 ext. 348.

July 4

Town Hall will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, and trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Heritage Day

Editor’s note: The full lineup of events listed below have been postponed to Sunday, July 7.

North Smithfield’s annual Heritage Day is Saturday, July 6 and will include Kids Day in the Park, a car and truck cruise, an artisan fair, walking tours, and a fireworks display at night.

Sponsored by the North Smithfield Parks & Recreation Department, Kids Day in the Park begins at 10 a.m. at Pacheco Park on Main Street and will include kids activities and informational booths, a bounce house, touch-a-truck, refreshments for sale and a hose down by the North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service.

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host the car and truck cruise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. Just next door at Heritage Hall, a ranger from the National Park Service will offer a walking tour of Slatersville starting at 9 a.m. There will be an artisan fair from 10 to 4 p.m. and a Slatersville Cemetery tour starting at 1 p.m.

Town fireworks will take place on the grounds of North Smithfield High School at 412 Greenville Road with an event that begins at 6:30 p.m. with a DJ and food trucks, and the display to kick off after dark.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, July 1 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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