If you’ve got a bunch of unwanted, and possibly hazardous, materials hanging around your house, there are three upcoming Drop-Off Days from the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District to help you safely get rid of such items.

First, this Saturday, April 27, is Tire Drop-Off Day. Tires can be dropped off 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 28.5 inches or taller are in the truck categories.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will take place on May 4th 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.

Paper Shredding Day will take place on May 18th from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot across from New Bedford City Hall, on the corner of William Street and North 6th Street, New Bedford.

--All are welcome.

--No fee. There is a two-box limit per person (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.

--This event is sponsored by New Bedford Credit Union and held in conjunction with the City’s Department of Community Services.

For more information about the events, contact the Refuse District’s recycling office by phone at (508) 979-1493 or by email at recycling@newbedford-ma.gov.

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