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

The bins – the earth machine and New Age compost – are available at a discounted price of $ 25 each (including tax). Starting April 12, the first ten residents of each community to purchase a compost bin will receive a free stainless steel kitchen counter bin to collect compostable material.

To get a trash can, go to the shed on Crapo Hill Landfill at 300 Samuel Barnet Blvd., New Bedford.

The weighing house is open Monday to Friday from 7.15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. only in cash or by check.

Mask and proof of residence are required.

If you have any questions about composting, search for “composting” or call the waste reduction office at (774) 503-0254 or email [email protected]

You can find more tips on the New Bedford Recycling or Dartmouth Recycling Facebook page. Follow New Bedford Recycling on Instagram or @NBRecycling on Twitter.