DPW Adds Propane Tanks & Fire Extinguishers to October 3 Recycling Event


Ed McGrath, Bedford DPW Recycling Coordinator

Bedford DPW is adding an eighth collection station at the fall recycling event on Saturday, October 3rd giving Bedford residents the opportunity to drop off propane tanks, helium tanks and fire extinguishers.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW facility at 314 Great Road. Click Recycling Event Map  to print a copy.

Residents can bring the 20-pound tanks typically used in barbeque grills as well as the smaller tanks used for camping.  “We will take any size propane tank,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “We’ll also take helium tanks that some people may have gotten for a party.”

The other collections that day include

  • Electronic waste
  • Construction waste from remodeling or repair projects
  • Styrofoam
  • Scrap metal

In an effort to promote reuse, Recycle That will collect

  • Clothing and fashion accessories,
  • Books,
  • CDs and DVDs,
  • Small household goods,
  • Toys and stuffed animals.

Residents will also be able to get up to five file boxes of paper shredded.

“Knowing that many residents can’t get to the DPW during the week to drop off fluorescent lamps, batteries or items containing mercury, once again we will be collecting these items that day in an effort to increase convenience to residents,” said McGrath. “This collection station was very busy last May. We collected a lot of lamps and CFL bulbs as well as a wide variety of batteries.”

McGrath added that alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the trash.

For additional information, contact McGrath at  781-275-7605 x123

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