Important Information about Residential Waste Disposal
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Important Information concerning Residential Waste Removal

Important Information about Residential Waste Removal


Dear Hopkinton Residents,

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration between the Town of Hopkinton and the Town of Richmond with regard to residential waste disposal.  Please note that if you use a commercial waste hauler and pay for curbside pickup, this agreement does not affect you.

As many of you already know, the Town of Hopkinton has worked with the Town of Westerly for our residential waste services for many years have decided to no longer continue with this arrangement. The Town of Hopkinton, after much research, has decided that it is in the best financial interest of our residents to move away from the Westerly Transfer Station. We also want to note that if any residents feel so inclined, can elect to pay for day passes to continue disposing of their waste at the Westerly Transfer Station.

Effective July 1st, 2022, the Town of Richmond’s Town Hall will be giving out placards to Hopkinton residents at no annual cost to our residents (motor vehicle registration is required).

The first weekend, Saturday, July 2nd, and Sunday, July 3rd, the Town of Richmond will have someone posted at the Transfer Station to assist with the placard distribution during their regular business hours (8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M). Hopkinton residents are asked to bring their vehicle registration to receive the placard.

It should be noted that there is no annual fee for our residents to acquire a Richmond Transfer Station placard and all waste bags are accepted. The Richmond Transfer Station will be charging a tipping fee, based on the weight of the waste. Hopkinton residents are encouraged to visit their website for additional information regarding Richmond’s Transfer Station fees:

We want to thank the Town of Richmond for collaborating with us and encourage our Hopkinton residents to call us with any questions regarding this new partnership!

Thank you all for your time.

Mail Ballot Applications – Primary and General

Attached are two Mail-In Ballot Applications for the September Primary and November General Elections.  

Mail Ballot Application – Primary

Mail Ballot Application – General Election

Hopkinton Budget Referendum News – June 14, 2022


The Hopkinton Budget Referendum is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022. All eligible Hopkinton voters will cast their ballot at the Town Hall located at 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833, a combined polling location. Polling hours: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


Please contact the Hopkinton Board of Canvassers 377-7777 if you have any questions.


Hopkinton Communications Committee 

Hopkinton Communications Committee 

The Communications Committee will be a temporary committee consisting of five members appointed by the Town Council, and having a Town Council member as Liaison. This Committee is responsible for exploring strategies and resources that will foster and promote a positive and productive dialogue with community members. Specifically, the Committee will: 

    • Explore ways in which the Town can better communicate with the public through the use of various vehicles, such as social media and the Town website 
    • Consider the establishment and management of a Town newsletter and other forms of communications, including costs and personnel required 
    • Explore ways in which other Boards and Commissions can better communicate with residents as well as with each other 

The Town Council liaison will be the conduit for all communications between the Committee and all town entities as well as other boards, and commissions. All interim suggestions, ideas, questions, etc. directed to the Town Manager, IT Director or others will be funneled through the Council Liaison. 

Residents interested in serving must be registered to vote.  Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 377-7777 if you have any questions, would like information on a particular board or commission and to request an application.  You may apply in person at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The application form is available on the Hopkinton website: 

Zoning Certificate Fee Changes

The Hopkinton Town Council unanimously voted on June 6, 2022 to increase the zoning certificate fee from $5.00 to $25.00 for the residential zoning certificate and $50.00 for the commercial zoning certificate. 

Zoning Certificate Application


Notice to Candidates for Elections 2022

Information Notice to Candidates – Election 2022

Run for Office Guide 2022

State of RI Declaration of Candidacy Form

RentReliefRI – Federal Rental Assistance Program to Close to New Applications on June 1, 2022

Federal Rental Assistance Program to Close to New Applications on June 1, 2022


Launched in May 2021, RentReliefRI has assisted over 25,000 renter households to date.


RentReliefRI has been a lifeline for RI renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, helping thousands of families remain in their homes and catch up on rent and utility payments. The federally-funded RentReliefRI program will close to new applications on June 1, 2022. Launched in March of last year, the program provides financial assistance to cover rent arrears, forward facing rent, utility arrears and certain other housing expenses.

Find more information at:


Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

If you need assistance paying your waterline bill, please review the available documentation:

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Biden Administration to Reduce Costs of High Speed Internet

Plan to Reduce High Speed Internet Costs

Newly Adopted Ordinances

The Town of Hopkinton recently adopted two new Ordinances, they are attached below.