Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintenance of the town’s public streets, bridges, buildings, and other public property.

Transfer Station

Richmond's Transfer Station is located on Buttonwoods Road.


Take Stilson Road (north) - the road between McDonald's and Wendy's, follow the road to the end, and take a right onto Buttonwoods Road. The station is approximately 1/2 mile on the right.

Usage & Vehicle Stickers

The station is for the use of Richmond and Hopkinton residents only. Richmond and Hopkinton residents may obtain a free sticker from their respective Town Hall by coming in with the registration of the vehicle that will be used at the transfer station. The vehicle must be registered in Richmond or Hopkinton in order to obtain a sticker. A temporary pass may be issued for a new resident who has not yet registered their vehicle in Richmond or Hopkinton.  Residents with leased vehicles can alternatively provide two forms of residency (ie:  car insurance, deed, voter registration, lease, or postmarked mail).


View the current transfer station fees (PDF).

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Many of your questions about recycling, disposal of hazardous wastes, electronic waste, etc. can be found on RI Resource Recovery Corporation's website


Look through the recycling brochure (PDF) to see what is and is not acceptable recyclable material.