Compost bins offered at discount to Dartmouth residents

Apr 12, 2021

As of April 12, the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District is SOLD OUT of ALL compost bins. Officials said that an announcement will be made when compost bins are available again.

This year, the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District will offer two types of compost bins to Dartmouth and New Bedford residents.

The bins — the Earth Machine and the New Age Composter — are available at the discounted rate of $25 each (including tax). Starting April 12, the first ten residents from each community who purchase a compost bin will receive a free stainless steel kitchen counter bin to collect compostable material.

To get a bin, go to the scale house at the Crapo Hill Landfill located at 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd., New Bedford.

The scale house is open Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 to 11 a.m. Cash or check only.

Mask and proof of residency is required.

If you have questions about how to compost, search for “composting”, or contact the waste reduction office by phone at (774) 503-0254 or emailing

For additional tips, visit the New Bedford Recycling or Dartmouth Recycling Facebook page, follow New Bedford Recycling on Instagram, or @NBRecycling on Twitter.