Steps to a cleaner environment

Watch for Trash Tips on Cable Access

Trash Tip #1 -Put your trash in a barrel

This keeps your trash IN the barrel instead of your neighborhood!

Tips on keeping your neighborhood clean
New Bedford can be a rainy, windy city.  So even when you don’t go to the beach your trash does.  It gets carried by wind and rain into the storm drains and much of it ends up in the ocean…the Acushnet River, Clarks Cove…our beaches!  What can YOU do about it…
Dispose of your trash responsibly.
Put trash out on your designated trash day in tied trash bags,place it in a barrel, then Put a lid on it!
This will keep trash in the barrel, out of your neighborhood
and out of our waterways.  NOT putting trash in a barrel can also result in animals and rodents breaking into bags dispersing trash all over the streets and sidewalks where you live.

Clean up Your Little Part of the World
If you see trash, pick it up! Dispose of it in the nearest receptacle, even if that means carrying it with you for a few steps.
Organize your own neighborhood cleanup.  Just ask a few neighbors to pitch in.  You’ll feel good about yourselves.
Adopt-An-Area Simply decide to keep an area clean.    Set some guidelines for yourself and maintain that area on a regular basis.
New City Trash Barrels
If you haven’t heard, then maybe you’ve seen the new trash barrels throughout New Bedford.  The new receptacles were purchased with revenue from recycling.  200 barrels are being placed strategically around the city in high pedestrian areas and business districts.  And the good news is People are using the trash barrels! Many thanks to those who dispose of their trash properly and recycle.

Solar Powered Trash Receptacles
The city of New Bedford received a grant for three solar trash receptacles.  These are state of the art and hold much more trash than a standard trash barrel.  The use of solar panels is part of New Bedford’s effort to be a “greener” city.  When the receptacle gets to a certain level, it compacts the trash using solar power, leaving room for more.  Keep an eye out for these state of the art trash receptacles.  You’ll find one at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, one in Riverside Park and one downtown New Bedford.
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Recycle More New Bedford!
Recycle all of your newspapers, magazines,
plastic bags, cardboard boxes, telephone books, glass bottles, tin cans, and plastic containers #’s 1-7 and junk mail.

For a free recycling bin and more information call  508.979.1493  508.979.1493 .

Just Do It!
It’s not rocket science, just good sense.

And of course…Please Don’t Litter!

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