The District: 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. Ocasionally, 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 April 22, 2014)
Week of April 26, 2014 - the District staff has installed 3600 ft of landfill gas collection pipes. Installation of the pipes will improve landfill gas collection and decrease the potential for odors.
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 vegetaive 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.
- Lease a nearby residential property to the landfill gas-to-energy plant operator. The location of the residence provides more thorough round-the-clock coverage for the operation of the plant and reduces the potential for landfill gas odors.
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 . 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
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Tire Recycling Drop Off Days
New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only (ID required)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station, 1103 Shawmut Ave, New Bedford
Cash or check only
Car Tire $1 each
NO commercial loads
Household Hazardous Waste Days
New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only (ID required). Collection is for households only, not businesses, schools or contractors.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9am-12pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9am-12pm
LOCATION FOR HHW COLLECTION:
The Crapo Hill Landfill
Crapo Hill Directions For more information, call 508-763-5924
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).
National Drug Take-Back Day
Sharps Drop-Off Day
Proof of residency required / NO Transfer Station permit required
Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station
1103 Shawmut Ave, New Bedford
· Safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs as well as sharps. Sharps include needles, syringes and lancets.
· Sharps must be in red biohazard containers, limited supply of quart containers available. Pick up one free container at the DPW located at 759 Russells Mills Rd.
Dartmouth Leaf & Yard Waste Collection
Curbside (for SMART customer only)
The spring yard waste collection schedule:
Starts April 25, 2014. See attached schedule.
Drop-Off (Transfer Station permit 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 7, 2014
Brush is picked up by appointment on the last Wednesday of the month. Please call 508-999-2619 for brush pick up.