Local partners bring free energy & recycling drive to New Bedford

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot to host recycling drop-off event for New Bedford residents.

State Representative Antonio Cabral (D- New Bedford), working with Green Team Junk Removal, the City of New Bedford, Harvey Waste & Recycling Services, Old Colony Habitat for Humanity, and Eversource, is hosting an energy and recycling drive for New Bedford residents to donate furniture, dispose of old electronics, shred confidential paperwork, and turn in working dehumidifiers for a $30 MassSave rebate.

New Bedford residents are invited to drive-thru and drop-off their items at the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot at 532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Limited to two items, furniture that is clean and reusable will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Couches, love seats, recliners, wood kitchen tables, kitchen chairs, end tables, dressers, bureaus, nightstands, and desks will be accepted.

New Bedford Recycling photo.

Electronics including laptops, CPUs, motherboards, hard drives, CD drives, power supplies, printers and fax machines, cell phones, keyboards, gaming systems, amplifiers, routers, and flat screen TVs (no CRTs) will be accepted.

Eversource customers will receive a $30 gift card for a working dehumidifier through their Dehumidifier Turn-In Program.

A shredding truck will be on site to accept up to two boxes of confidential paperwork per resident for destruction.

This free event is open to all New Bedford residents.

“Recycling, reusing, and repurposing are simple ways for everyone to contribute to helping our environment and reducing the waste in our landfills,” said Rep. Cabral. “I hope residents will take advantage of this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and donate furniture and safely and efficiently dispose of old electronic equipment and dehumidifiers,” continued the Rep. “I thank Green Team Junk Removal for coordinating these drives across the state – and for the City of New Bedford, Harvey’s, and Eversource for collaborating with us on this project to make it a successful community event for the people of New Bedford.”

“This recycling drive is a great opportunity for residents to safely unload, at no charge, items that are hard to dispose of and can take up excessive space in landfills,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “It’s a wonderful way to support Habitat for Humanity with clean furniture, dispose of old electronics, and potentially get involved in shared clean-up efforts in local neighborhoods. Events like this are how we make a cleaner, more sustainable, and more beautiful New Bedford.”

“We’re proud to be actively working with the City of New Bedford on multiple initiatives to help create a more sustainable future for our communities,” said Eversource Energy Efficiency Spokesperson Bill Stack. “Representative Cabral’s energy and recycling drive is an important part of that partnership, and we’re excited to help our customers save money as they look to reduce their energy use with our energy efficiency upgrades.”

A flyer with more detail is attached and event information can be found here.

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