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New Bedford Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the New Bedford trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of New Bedford is in Massachusetts with Taunton to the north, Dartmouth and Newport to the southwest, Fall River to the northwest, and Falmouth to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

New Bedford Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s trash pickup schedule.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day – 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • *Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

When the holiday falls on any day Monday through Friday, your trash and recycling collection will be one day after your regular scheduled collection day.

*Exception: Due to Thanksgiving falling on a Thursday each year, there will be regularly scheduled collection Monday through Wednesday. The Thursday area will be collected on Friday and the Friday area will be picked up on Saturday.

New Bedford Trash Collection Map

New Bedford Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Capitol Waste Services picks up bulky waste & white goods at the curb by appointment. Call Capitol Waste Services at (617) 569-1718 to make an appointment.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

A maximum of 3 items per household will be collected:

  • Sofas
  • Stuffed chairs
  • Area Rugs

A maximum of 5 White Goods items per household will be collected:

  • White goods (washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, water heater, etc.)
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Air conditioners
  • Large metal items (grill, microwave oven, aluminum lawn chair, swing set, bicycle, file cabinet, etc.)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Sinks
  • Cabinets (kitchen & bathroom)
  • Vanities
  • Shower Doors
  • Doors (any type)
  • Windows
  • Shutters
  • Flooring
  • Wood (unless it’s a broken-down piece of Furniture)
  • Screens
  • Sheet rock
  • Toilets
  • Counter tops
  • Fencing
  • Wall-to-wall Rugs (no bindings, stapled to floors)
  • Bricks

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in New Bedford and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in New Bedford?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit this link.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s trash collection map.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 am. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the New Bedford Customer Service?

Department of Facilities and Fleet Management
(508) 979-1520
Questions about curbside recycling, curbside solid waste and drop-off recycling
Harvey Waste & Recycling
(508) 999-2619
Questions about the curbside solid waste collection, curbside recycling, bulky waste appointments, brush appointments, yard waste pickup, and missed stops

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