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Special Paint Drop-off Days - Board of Health Hazardous Waste
Special Household Hazardous Waste Biennial One-Day Drop-off - see Board of Health Hazardous Waste
Yard Waste and Recycling Drop-off Center, Arsene Street
Backyard Composting
Solid Waste and Recycling Disposal

Getting rid of household trash can be complicated these days.  Most landfills are closed.  Many disposal facilities limit themselves to commercial vehicles.  Further, many cannot accept items determined to be recyclable—the newest being construction and demolition debris.  Finally, some waste-to-energy plants cannot accept materials such as mattresses and couches, as the springs can foul their machinery.

Fairhaven does offer many options for its residents, including:

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hollowcirclebullet.jpgChristmas Trees -  Special Curbside Collection, at, well, Christmas time
Many items can be brought to the Yard Waste and Recycling Drop-off Center, Arsene Street.  An annual permit is required, as well as fees for many items.

Paint Drop-off Periodically - Board of Health Hazardous Waste

The Mattapoisett Transfer Station is open to Fairhaven residents.  An annual permit is required, as well as fees for many items.

Area Commercial Facilities

Other items can be brought to area commercial waste disposal facilities.  These are one we know of; feel free to let us know of others.

ABC Disposal  – Trash, Construction & Demolition Debris

R.E.P.,  ( on Route 28 in Rochester, 508-291-3400 - Concrete, cement, brick, concrete blocks, rocks, boulders.

Bob's Tire in New Bedford, 508-997-8545 -  will accept tires, on or off the rim.

Frank Environmental Corp. of New Bedford, 508-995-9997 – will accept gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, fuel oil, pesticide, cleaning fluid, paint remover, paint turpentine, varnish, mineral spirits, weed killer, any liquids, any flammable gases, acids.

40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
ph: 508.979.4023    fx: 508.979.4079
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