New Bedford & Dartmouth, MA – Local residents can discard tires, confidential papers, household hazardous waste, and medications at upcoming drop-off events.
Tire Drop-off Day will take place on September 9th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station, 1103 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford.
- Open to New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only, ID required.
- Fees are $1 for each car tire, $5 for each light duty truck tire, and $15 for each heavy duty truck tire. Cash or check only.
- No commercial loads, no tires with a rim diameter greater than 24 inches, no off-road equipment tires. Tires 28 ½ inches or taller are in the truck categories.
Paper Shredding Day will take place on September 16th from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot across from City Hall, on the corner of William Street and North 6th Street, New Bedford.
- Open to businesses and residents of New Bedford and the surrounding communities.
- Fee is $5 per box (not more than 40 pounds each). Cash or check only.
- Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove paper from folders and binders.
- Fee is $5 to destroy a hard drive. Cash or check only.
- This event is held in conjunction with the City’s Department of Community Services.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day will take place on September 23rd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crapo Hill Landfill, 300 Samuel Barnet Boulevard, New Bedford.
- Open to New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Freetown residents only, ID required.
- Examples of accepted waste include oil-based paints, paint thinner, and waste fuels.
- NO LATEX PAINTS. Dry out and throw it away in the regular trash.
- No motor oil, no antifreeze, no fluorescent light bulbs, no TVs, and no propane tanks. Take these items to your Transfer Station. If New Bedford or Dartmouth residents have questions, call (508) 979-1493. If Freetown residents have questions about what is accepted at the Transfer Station, call (508) 644-2202 Ext 3.
- The maximum amount you can bring is 25 gallons or 25 pounds.
- Collection is for households only. No businesses, schools, or contractors, unless prior arrangements have been made.
National Drug Take-Back Day will take place on October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Bedford Police Department Headquarters, 871 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford.
- Open to residents of New Bedford and the surrounding communities.
- Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
- Pills and patches only (no liquids, needles, or syringes).
- Free and anonymous.
- Organized by the New Bedford Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Events are sponsored by the City of New Bedford, the Town of Dartmouth, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Greater New Bedford Refuse District.
For more information about the events, contact the Refuse District’s recycling office by phone at (508) 979-1493 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.