Friday, June 2, 2023

Public Works


The Public Works Department is responsible for Town-owned highway and facilities maintenance and safety.

We handle a variety of jobs for Hopkinton including:

  • Bridge and highway maintenance
  • Snow plowing and sanding
  • Storm sewer maintenance and storm drainage on Town property
  • Equipment repair
  • Brush cutting and grass mowing
  • Berm and culvert maintenance
  • Building plumbing and electrical maintenance
  • Hazardous Materials Communication


Transfer Station

The Town of Hopkinton has agreed for the Fiscal Year 2023 for town residents to use the Richmond transfer Station.  Residents must acquire a placard from the Hopkinton Town Hall before arriving at the Transfer Station at Buttonwood Road.  The placards will be supplied at no cost to residents. The Richmond Transfer Station will accept any trash bags and will not require specific trash bags for trash disposal.


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 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 (i.e.:  car insurance, deed, voter registration, lease, or postmarked mail).

Hours of Operation

OPEN on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. (gates close @ 3:45 P.M.)


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.


To report a power outage in your area, call National Grid at 1-800-465-1212. 

Streetlight Repairs

Town residents and business owners should contact the Hopkinton Police Department Dispatch Center at (401) 377-7750 to report streetlight outages or damage to Town-owned lights.

Hopkinton Mailbox Replacement Policy

In the event that if any mailbox or post is damaged as the result of Town snow removal operations, the following procedures shall be implemented:

Mailbox Replacement Policy

Hopkinton Street Light Inventory

Street lights have been turned off and removed by National Grid. The lights that have been removed are highlighted in yellow.