Special to The Bedford Citizen
The Town of Bedford is pleased to announce the 2016 schedule for collection of Hazardous Household Products. As in past years, the collection will take place at the Town of Lexington Landfill Site at 60 Hartwell Avenue from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the following dates (which are Saturdays unless otherwise indicated): April 16th, May 14th, June 18th, July 16th, August 13th, September 18th (this is a Sunday), October 15th and November 12th.
Pre-registration is not required and the event is free of charge to Bedford residents. However, when you attend the event, you must show an ID or utility bill displaying your Bedford address.
Certain materials are not accepted as household waste at the event. Please view the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials under the Household Hazardous Waste tab on the on the Board of Health website – www.bedfordma.gov/health or call the Board of Health for this information.
In an effort to be efficient and to keep costs down, we ask you to come to the event with at least 10 gallons or 10 pounds of waste materials. That is the minimum per car for which we are charged. You can reach this amount by bringing your neighbors’ household hazardous wastes to the event along with yours. Please remember these safety tips: ensure waste containers are secured for transport; never mix chemicals; store different items in different boxes; always leave materials in their original containers; and do not smoke while handling or transporting materials.
We hope you will participate in this important program which helps to ensure proper disposal of hazardous wastes from your home.
Please contact the Board of Health at 781-275-6507 with any questions.