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City of Fall River to no longer provide curbside collection of municipal solid waste and recyclables to businesses



(FALL RIVER, MA-March 4, 2024) – As of March 1, 2024, the City of Fall River will no longer provide curbside collection of municipal solid waste and recyclables to businesses in the City of Fall River. If a business is in a mixed-use property that includes residential units, the city will continue to provide municipal solid waste collection and disposal services to the residential units only.

The city has previously provided curbside collection as a service to businesses, however, due to sustained rising cost of municipal solid waste disposal and the instability of the recycling markets the City of Fall River will cease providing this service.

There are several solid waste companies that provide collection and disposal to businesses in the greater Fall River area. It will be necessary for businesses to secure the services of a private company for collection and disposal of their solid waste and recyclables needs as of March 1, 2024.

Also, the city will no longer accept any related businesses MSW or bulky items at its Lewiston St. location. These services should be scheduled through a private contractor as well.

From March 4, 2024, through March 15, 2024, the city will be retrieving the blue and green bins that have been previously provided to businesses. Since the pink bins were purchased by businesses, the city will not retrieve the pink bins unless asked to do so by the business owners. Please place your empty blue and green bins curbside, on the day after your normal collection day the week of March 4, 2024, and city crews will retrieve the bins.

In you have any questions or concerns please contact DCM office at (508) 324-2585 or (508) 324-2584.



  1. Tony Arruda

    March 4, 2024 at 3:55 pm

    You raised our taxes so we are still paying for it. Do the taxes go down since you don’t provide the service anymore?

    • HuntersCrackPipe

      March 4, 2024 at 5:09 pm

      How can anyone be surprised by any of the City’s actions. These people are repeatedly voted into offices for which none are qualified. The positions are ceremonial but the business of government is static. We’ll
      see budgets decrease when we enter the next Great Depression.

  2. Arleen

    March 8, 2024 at 8:39 pm

    I live and own the condo you raise my taxes every year but won’t pick up our trash. So we have a dumpster but at less you picked up the bulking items that we got stickers for. Now you won’t do that. My taxes pay for trash fire police school and good streets. I haven’t had a child in school since 2004. And for 14 years you haven’t picked up our trash but you I am paid taxes for the service.

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