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Mission Statement:

The Department of Facilities and Fleet Management is a municipal department focused on providing excellent service utilizing sound business practices to other departments regarding maintenance and modernization of city owned buildings, emergency response and non-emergency response vehicles. We are also dedicated to ensure prompt and complete curb-side collection of municipal solid waste and recyclable materials through our private solid waste contract and our transfer station.

The Department of Facilities and Fleet Management is responsible for maintaining 90 City owned buildings. Maintenance of the City buildings can range from minor repairs to new construction. DFFM is also responsible for the care and maintenance of a fleet of over 600 city owned vehicles. In addition, the department oversees the curbside solid waste & recycling collection contract as well as the operation of the City’s transfer station. It is always the goal of the department to utilize energy efficient products whenever possible as well as sound business practices.

The Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of all city owned buildings, excluding those under the control of the School Department. Work performed by this division includes capital construction projects, day to day maintenance, interior and exterior renovations, new construction, and custodial services.

The Fleet Maintenance Division is responsible for procurement and maintenance of all City vehicles. This operation consists of two facilities housing a total of 16 service bays, a body shop and a welding shop.

The Code Enforcement Division located in the administration office is responsible for outreach, education and ultimately enforcement of City ordinances and rules & regulations pertaining to curbside collection of solid waste and recyclables.

The Recycling Center located at 1103 Shawmut Avenue is managed by ABC Disposal and is open to New Bedford property owners on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 12p to 4pm and Saturdays from 7:30 am – 3pm.