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Public Works
Foster Town Hall
181 Howard Hill Road
Foster, RI  02825

(401) 392-9204
Fax: 401-702-5010


Joe Cardillo
Public Works Director 



Department of Public Works
Foster Department of Public Works trucks

The Department of Public Works provides services to the community in the following areas:

  • Snow Plowing and Sanding
  • Road Maintenance**
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Tree Trimming
  • Roadside Grass Mowing
  • Solid Waste Collection
  • Recycling

**Please call the DPW at 401-392-9204 if you see a pothole on a town road that needs attention, and it will be addressed as soon as possible.

For a State road, please call R.I. Department of Transportation at 401-222-2450 for any maintenence issues. RIDOT website is Click on the link below for a map of state roads (state roads are in red, gravel in blue).

State and Gravel Roads in Foster

Trash & Recycling

Waste Oil Collection

  • The Department of Public Works would like to remind everyone that the Department will gladly accept your waste oil from when you change the oil in your car, tractor, or lawn mower. The furnace in the DPW garage is able to burn waste oil for heating so by dropping off your waste oil at the garage you will not only help to protect the environment but also save the Town money on energy costs. Oil can be dropped off at the DPW garage on Foster Center Road anytime during the day (before sunset, please). We only ask that you deliver the waste oil in a sealed container with your name on it and place it in front of the left front garage door so that we may see it when we come in or call 392-9204 and schedule a drop-off time.


Newly Paved Burgess Road - Photo copyright 2008 John Lewis

Above: Burgess Road 2008 paving project completed


Foster Town Hall • 181 Howard Hill Road • Foster, RI  02825
Phone: 401-392-9200 • Fax: 401-702-5010

Hours: Monday - Thursday
• 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Closed Fridays

Copyright  2008 Town of Foster, RI.  All rights reserved.