Cart Distribution

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.

How Many Carts Should My Property Have?

Carts have been distributed according to the table below.

Category
Trash

Carts have a blue body & a blue cover

Recycling

Carts have a blue body & an orange cover

1 dwelling unit one 65-gallon cart one 65-gallon cart
2 dwelling units one 95-gallon cart one 95-gallon cart
3 dwelling units two 95-gallon carts two 95-gallon carts
4 dwelling units* two 95-gallon carts two 95-gallon carts
5 & 6 dwelling units* three 95-gallon carts two 95-gallon carts
Businesses & non-profits* One 65-gallon or one 95-gallon cart Recycling cart must be the same size or larger than the trash cart
Notes: Starred categories (*) are required to pay a one-time fee for the use of the carts.Mixed use buildings must pay the cart fees for both the business and the residential parts of the building.Any property owner can pay the fee for additional recycling carts.

 

How Do I Order Additional Recycling Carts?

The fee for the use of each 65-gallon recycling cart is $59.18 and each 95-gallon recycling cart is $66.82. The one-time cart fee will be for the life of each cart. A delivery fee may be added to the cost of the carts. To pay the cart fee, please call, visit or email the Department of Facilities and Fleet Management.

Department of Facilities and Fleet Management

    • Address – 294 Liberty Street
    • Phone number – (508) 961-3008
    • Email address – trashandrecycling@newbedford-ma.gov.
    • The office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Contact Information

Department of Facilities and Fleet Management
(508) 979-1520
questions about curbside recycling, curbside solid waste and drop-off recycling, missing and damaged carts, ordering extra 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