SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
The information below pertains to all areas of the City except downtown. If you are a business or resident of downtown, please click here or call (508) 961-3008 for more information.
Recycling is now mandatory for everyone in the City of New Bedford – even if you pay for private collection.
That means recyclable items such as bottles, cans, jugs, jars, cartons, paper, and cardboard cannot be placed in the trash.
As part of the City’s program, ABC Disposal collects single stream recycling weekly from residents and small businesses. Customers should place recycling carts curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the designated collection day, but no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day before collection. All recycling must fit in the cart provided. Property owners are eligible to pay a one-time fee for additional recycling carts. Call the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management at (508) 961-3008.
For more information, please use the following links:
- Acceptable and unacceptable items in your recycling cart
- Detailed information: Everything You Wanted to Know about Single Stream Recycling but Were Afraid to Ask
- Mandatory Recycling
- Cart distribution
- List of observed holidays (Collection during holiday weeks is delayed by one day.)
- Map of collection days
- Rules and regulations
|New Bedford Refuse District Recycling Office
|questions about curbside recycling, drop-off recycling, and recycling events|
|Department of Facilities and Fleet Management
|questions about curbside recycling, curbside solid waste and drop-off recycling, order additional recycling carts|
|questions about the curbside solid waste collection, curbside recycling, bulky waste appointments, brush appointments, yard waste pickup, and missed stops|