Business Cardboard Collection

Cardboard is collected weekly from businesses. Cardboard should be clean, flattened and consolidated by placing smaller boxes into larger boxes. Cardboard should be free of plastic, styrofoam or other packaging.

The collection days are the following:

Monday – Downtown/West End
Tuesday – South End
Friday – North End

Place cardboard at the curb by 8:00 am and no earlier than 5:00 am on the day of collection.

Holidays that alter the Business Cardboard Collection day:

*New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
*Independence Day – 4th of July
Labor Day
*Christmas Day

If one of the above holidays is on a Monday, the Monday and Tuesday collections are delayed by one day.  If one of the above holidays is on a Tuesday, the Tuesday collection is delayed by one day. In both of those cases, the Friday collection remains on Friday.

*If the holiday is on a Friday, the business cardboard will be collected on the Thursday before the holiday.

Please call (508) 979-1493 to be included on the collection route.

See Rules and Regulations for more detailed information.

Where can I call if I Have a Question?

Department of Facilities and Fleet Management 
(508) 979-1520, (508) 961-3008 trashandrecycling@newbedford-ma.gov
Questions about solid waste, recycling, and yard waste
collection, drop-off recycling, order additional recycling carts.
ABC Disposal
(508) 999-2619
Questions about solid waste, recycling, and yard
waste collection, bulky waste appointments, brush
appointments, missed stops.
Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse
Management District
(508) 979-1493, marissa@gnbrrmdistrict.org
Questions about recycling and drop-off events.