TRASH DELAY AND TRANSFER STATION CLOSING
DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY
Due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday trash collection will be delayed by one day. Thursday's collection will be on Friday and Friday's collection on Saturday.
Also, due to the holiday the Transfer Station will be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 26th and 27th.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Curbside collection of yard waste will begin on October 13, 2015 and continue through December 4, 2015.
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, yard waste will not be collected and cannot be brought to the Transfer Station on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th.
All yard waste must be bagged in paper lawn/leaf bags and cannot exceed 30 pounds. Bundles should be tied securely with string or twine (DO NOT use wire).
Any branches being bundled should not exceed 2 feet in length or 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
Yard waste is normally collected on your regular trash collection day, however, due to high volumes we may be unable to collect them on that day.
If this should happen, please leave the bags curbside and we will collect them as soon as possible.
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.
2. Traffic Signal at Public Safety Complex Driveway
Work on this project consists of of the installation of an emergency traffic signal system on Route 44 at the entrance to the Seekonk Public Safety Headquarters driveway. In addition, the work also includes the incorporation of emergency pre-emption equipment into the existing traffic control signal on Route 44 at the intersection of Arcade Avenue.
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
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. (closed from noon-12:30 for lunch)
Please note, the Transfer Station will be open every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM for dropping off yard waste and recyclables beginning June 6th through the end of November.
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.
ANNOUNCING CHANGES TO THE BULKY WASTE COLLECTION
Effective immediately Bulky Items (furniture, non-metal household items) will be collected on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, rather than weekly on your scheduled trash collection day. Stickers must be purchased by noon on the Tuesday prior to the collection date. Collection of appliances electronics, metal goods, tires and special items will remain the same and continue to be collected on the third Tuesday of each month. Stickers must be purchased by noon on the Friday prior to the collection date. 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. Each residence was provided with a trash collection informational flyer with all of the necessary information.
We hope Seekonk residents will enjoy the ease and convenience of the new system. Any questions, please contact the Seekonk Department of Public Works at 508-336-7407.