508-763-5924 | 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd., New Bedford MA 02745
Materials management for a sustainable future
The District has developed an integrated solid waste management program for the member communities of Dartmouth and New Bedford: recycling, composting and landfill disposal. The keystone is the Crapo Hill Landfill, a state-of-the-art lined facility that opened in 1995, and a 3.4 megawatt power plant fueled by landfill gas. The staff at Crapo Hill always welcomes tour groups; please download the request form if you are interested.
One of the goals of the District is to be a good neighbor by limiting our impact on those who live and work closest to us. Occasionally, the District experiences odor issues associated with landfill operations. The odors can be a result of a combination of factors, including excessive rainfall, climate, wind direction as well as other factors.
The District is constantly working to reduce odors. Certain activities might cause temporary odors. For example, installing gas pipe requires trenches to be excavated in the landfill, which can produce temporary odors.
Below you will find updates on activities. You can also send us your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email you updates as they are available.
Download the February 2012 Crapo Hill Landfill Odor Update (link to brochure)
ODOR CONTROL ACTIVITIES (updated on August 28, 2015)
Week of September 5, 2015
- As of Thursday, 7/30/2015, the District is installing gas wells for the next few weeks.
- The District will also conduct routine activities to control landfill odors
- Continue normal operation of the 3.2 megawatt power plant, which is fueled by landfill gas.
- Minimize the size of the "active area", or the area in the landfill where solid waste is disposed.
- Install daily cover material over solid waste at the end of each working day.
- Continue to use "Posi-Shell", a spray applied coating containing a mixture of bentonite and cement.
- Monitor odor conditions during normal operating hours to determine whether odors are present.
- On slopes where no landfill activities will occur, additional intermediate cover has been installed and seeded to establish a vegetative layer; the vegetative layer reduces the potential for erosion, creates more stable intermediate cover, and reduces the potential for gas to be released.
- Immediately cover any odorous loads that might be received.
HOW TO REPORT AN ODOR
If you detect odors you suspect are from the landfill, please report it by calling our 24 hour ODOR HOTLINE at (508) 763-2423 . Also, please contact the Odor Hotline if there are any other issues pertaining to the landfill. The hotline helps us gather information that is important to resolving odor issues. When calling, please be prepared to provide the following information:
· the address or specific location the odor was detected;
· the time the odor was detected;
· a description of the odor (gas; earthy; rotten eggs; etc.);
· your preferred method of contact‐email or phone
Calendar of Events
Household Hazardous Waste Days
New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only (ID required). Collection is for households only, not businesses, schools or contractors.
October 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
LOCATION FOR HHW COLLECTION:
The Crapo Hill Landfill
For directions, click the following: Crapo Hill Landfill link.
All types of household hazardous wastes will be accepted including oil-based paints, paint thinner & waste fuels. NO LATEX PAINTS (dry out latex and throw away in the regular trash).
Tire Recycling Day & Sharps Drop Off Days
New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only (ID required)
Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station, 1103 Shawmut Ave, New Bedford
September 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Car Tire $1 each
Light duty truck $5 each
Heavy duty truck $15 each (no more than 6 tires)
NO commercial loads
NO tires with a rim diameter greater than 24 inches. Rims are OK.
NO off road equipment tires
Paper Shredding Day
Parking lot across from New Bedford City Hall
September 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
For more information please call Marissa @ 508-979-1493
Dartmouth Curbside Yard Waste Collection
Curbside (for S.M.A.R.T. customer only)
Drop-Off (Transfer Station Sticker required)
Drop off small branches, bushes, prunings or general brush at the Wastewater Treatment Facility @ 759 Russells Mills Road. Maximum size is 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. NO stumps.
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
New Bedford Leaf & Yard Waste Collection
New Bedford: Starts April 6, 2015
Grass, leaves, and twigs are collected on the day following the regular trash and recycling collection. Set grass, leaves, and twigs in biodegradable bags or loose in barrels.
Brush is picked up by appointment on the last Wednesday of the month. Please call 508-999-2619 for brush pick up.
Town of Dartmouth DPW - link to DPW Solid Waste page
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