508-763-5924 | 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd., New Bedford MA 02745
Crapo Hill Landfill
The Crapo Hill Landfill is an award-winning, state-of-the-art lined landfill serving the solid waste management needs of the Town of Dartmouth and the City of New Bedford. The landfill sits on a 152 acre wooded site located in North Dartmouth on the Freetown line. It was purchased by the District in 1982 after Dartmouth and New Bedford joined together to form a Refuse District under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 44A-K and a special act of the State Legislature. The District is governed by the District Committee consisting of, three representatives from Dartmouth and three from New Bedford.
The landfill is currently 39 acres in size and has been constructed in phases of about ten acres each, with an expected total of 70 acres before closing in 2027. The landfill accepts about 100,000 tons of solid waste per year. Roughly 50% is residential solid waste from Dartmouth and New Bedford, and 50% is commercial solid waste brought in by a variety of haulers.
The portions of the landfill that have reached final grade are capped with an impermeable ‘sandwich’ of plastic liner and clay-like materials.
To date, 22 acres have been capped. The ultimate height of the capped landfill will be 320 feet above mean sea level.
Landfill Gas Electric Plant
Gases created by decomposition within the landfill are collected through a system of perforated pipes installed throughout the landfill. The gas is piped to the electric plant operated by CommonWealth New Bedford Energy, LLC where it is burned in Caterpillar engines to generate 3.4 megawatts of electricity. The power is sold to NSTAR.
Congratulations from SWANA! -
Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District has been selected to receive the 2010 Gold Landfill Managment Excellence Award!
Greater New Bedford Landfill Gas Utilization Project at the Crapo Hill Landfill has been selected to receive 2010 Silver Landfill Gas Utilization Excellence Award!
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Crapo Hill Landfill
300 Samuel Barnet Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02745
Monday – Friday 7:15 AM to 3:15 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- Municipal and commercial solid waste
- NO construction and demolition debris
- All loads MUST be covered
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
Town of Dartmouth DPW - link to DPW Solid Waste page
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