Solid Waste & Recycling Programs


The City of New Bedford offers a variety of collection programs for recycling, solid waste, yard waste and bulky items. In addition, there are opportunities to drop off additional materials at the Shawmut Avenue Transfer Station and at various events held in the spring and fall.

Please select one of the pages below to learn more about the City’s solid waste & recycling programs:


Contact Information

New Bedford Refuse District Recycling Office
(508) 979-1493
questions about curbside recycling, drop-off recycling, and recycling events
Department of Facilities and Fleet Management
(508) 979-1520
questions about curbside recycling, curbside solid waste and drop-off recycling, order additional recycling carts
ABC Disposal
(508) 999-2619
questions about the curbside solid waste collection, curbside recycling, bulky waste appointments, brush appointments, yard waste pickup, and missed stops