DPW Expands Bedford’s Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Submitted by Gretchen Carey, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator

The Department of Public Works is expanding its yard waste collection schedule at the Town landfill to include the following Wednesdays in addition to the established Saturdays as noted below. The landfill is located at 108 Carlisle Road and it is open from 9 AM to noon on the following days:

A chart of the DPW’s landfill open days – Courtesy image

In accordance with State law, yard waste is strictly prohibited from regular trash. Absolutely no yard waste of any kind will be collected by Republic Services in the weekly trash pickup. Residents are reminded that they may either compost yard waste on their own property or bring it to the landfill where it will be composted into loam products for Public Works projects around Bedford. Yard waste consists of leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, weeds, and tree material up to one inch (1”) in diameter. Tree limbs over one inch (1”) will not be allowed. Only the approved kraft paper style biodegradable bags are allowed to be dropped off. Residents may empty trash bags or containers of yard waste, provided they remove the bags or containers after they empty them.

Compost bins are available on sale for $40 from the Department of Public Works at 314 Great Road. For more information regarding composting, please call 781.275.7605, extension 123.

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