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Four upcoming events to help YOU clean up this Spring!

GNBRRMD 2013
Four Ways To Help Clean Up This Spring!

Do you need to dispose of hazardous waste, confidential papers, sharps or tires? The City and Refuse District are helping you make the most of your spring cleaning tasks with four upcoming events.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day will take place on April 27th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crapo Hill Landfill. Call for directions or visit www.gnbrrmdistrict.org.

  • Open to New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only, ID required
  • Household hazardous wastes will be accepted including oil-based paints, paint thinner and waste fuels.
  • NO LATEX PAINTS. Dry out and throw it away in the regular trash.
  • The maximum amount you can bring is 25 gallons or 25 pounds.
  • Collection is for households only, not businesses, schools or contractors.

Shred Day will take place on April 27th from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot across from City Hall on the corner of William Street and North 6th Street. Shredding is provided by Doc Shredding.

  • Open to businesses and residents of New Bedford and the surrounding communities
  • Fee is $5 per box for a standard size box used to hold reams of paper
  • Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove paper from folders and binders.

Sharps (Needles, Syringes & Lancets) Drop-off Day will take place on May 11th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station, 1103 Shawmut Avenue.

  • Open to New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only, ID required
  • Sharps must be in a red biohazard container prior to the drop-off day; sharps will not be accepted in any other type container.
  • Call (508) 979-1493 to ask where to obtain one free biohazard container. Additional containers may be purchased from local pharmacies.
  • Sponsored by: Southcoast Hospitals Group / Hawthorn Medical Associates / City of New Bedford / Town of Dartmouth / Greater New Bedford Refuse District / ABC Disposal

Tire Drop-off Day will take place on May 18th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station, 1103 Shawmut Avenue.

  • Open to New Bedford and Dartmouth residents only, ID required
  • Fees (cash or check only) – $1 each for car tires, $5 each for light duty truck tires and $15 each for heavy duty truck tires (greater than R24 not accepted, no off-road equipment tires)
  • No commercial loads

For more information about any of the events, contact Marissa Perez-Dormitzer, District Recycling Coordinator at (508) 979-1493 or recycling@newbedford-ma.gov.

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