Above: Example of trash and recycling containers to be installed along Broadway and Westminster Street in spring of 2018

Public Trash & Recycling Cans

Neighbors in the WBNA Neighborhood Action Committee partnered with our City Councilperson to pilot a public trash and recycling can program along the main streets of Broadway and Westminster Street.


As part of a WBNA pilot program, five sets of trash and recycling containers will be installed in spring of 2018 at each of the five bus shelters along Broadway and Westminster Street thanks to a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) secured by Councilman Bryan Principe and the organizing work of our Neighborhood Action & Crime Watch Committee.

WBNA's Public Trash Can Pilot Program will be expanded slowly and steadily as grant funds become available with the goal of installing cans along the lengths of both of our main streets of Broadway and Westminster at appropriate locations. WBNA recently applied to the Rhode Island Foundation for a community grant to help grow the program.

Councilman Principe and the Providence Career and Technical Academy are also working on an initiative that would have high school students at PCTA fabricate public trash cans to be installed at our local schools. 

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association is grateful for our collaboration with the Providence Department of Public Works and for support from Councilman Principe to get this project off the ground.


  • Enable pedestrians to dispose of trash & recycling easily thereby minimizing litter on our main streets
  • Support local businesses by...