508-763-5924 | 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd., New Bedford MA 02745
New Bedford Recycling
Mayor Jon Mitchell and the Department of Public Facilities place a high priority on recycling. More recycling means less trash, which means longer life for the Crapo Hill Landfill and less expense for the taxpayers.
The City of New Bedford, through its contractor, ABC Disposal, provides for an extensive curbside collection program as follows:
- Recycling pick up for residents and small to medium sized businesses
- Trash collection for residents and small to medium sized businesses
- Flattened cardboard recycling for small to medium sized businesses (call 508-979-1493 to be added to the route)
- Seasonal grass and leaf collection for residents
- Seasonal brush pick up for residents by appointment
- Bulky waste pick up (one item allowed per building) for couches, chairs, mattresses/box springs and wooden furniture
- Special collection item pick up by appointment (washing machine, dryer, stove, refrigerator, microwave, grill, computer monitor, television, bike and any other metal items). Call ABC Disposal at 508-999-2619.
The City’s Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station is open to New Bedford residents to drop off aerosol containers, antifreeze, books, car batteries, clothing, computer monitors & televisions, fluorescent lamps, furniture, leaves and brush, mercury devices, propane tanks, rechargeable batteries, scrap metal, waste oil and oil filters.
No construction or demolition debris is accepted. Please contact New Bedford Waste at 508-992-3667.
For more information about New Bedford's solid waste and recycling programs, please visit the City's website at www.newbedfordrecycling.org.
Recycling Plastic Bags at the Grocery Stores
Recycle CLEAN and DRY plastic bags at the grocery stores. Look near the entrance for a container designated for plastic bags. For more details on what types of plastic films are accepted, please visit the following website: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/s00/index.html. Do not place plastic bags, film, or case wrap in the curbside bins. Plastic film is problematic for the equipment at the recycling facilities. If you have any questions, call the Recycling Office at (508) 979-1493.
Map / Information
Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station
1103 Shawmut Ave
New Bedford, MA 02746-1328
Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm Saturday 7:30am-3:00pm
Recycling Office: 508-979-1493
ABC Disposal: 508-999-2619
Transfer Station: 508 991-6156
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
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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