NEW BEDFORD – Local residents can discard tires, confidential papers, and household hazardous waste at upcoming drop-off events.

Tire Drop-off Day will take place on September 22ND 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 29th 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.

  • 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.

 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day will take place on October 27th 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.

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

— City of New Bedford

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