Mercury and Electronics Recycling Events Announced

By Kim Siebert MacPhail

Image courtesy of the City of Bath, Maine
Image courtesy of the City of Bath, Maine

Bedford residents are encouraged to take advantage of these two recycling efforts:


The Department of Public Works has established a permanent mercury recycling receptacle on the ground floor of the DPW building located at 314 Great Road.

Mercury can be found in items like fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, older thermostats and medical devices. To read a more detailed description of what devices may contain mercury and why safe disposal is critical, visit the DPW website:



The Bedford Department of Health and the DPW have announced that an electronics recycling event, hosted by Samsung, will take place in Waltham on Saturday Dec. 8th from 9am – 2 pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Field Complex, 381 Forest Street. The event is free and open to Bedford residents.

Accepted items include: televisions, computers, computer keyboards and monitors, tablets, DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, printers, radios, cell phones, telephones and assorted other electronics. Appliances will NOT be accepted.

For more details, follow the link to the electronics recycling event flyer:

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