DPW Offers Paper Shredding and Electronic Waste Recycling at Fall Recycling Event

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According to Recycling Coordinator Ed McGrath, more than 5,400 pounds of paper were shredded on Saturday

According to Recycling Coordinator Ed McGrath, more than 5,400 pounds of paper were shredded in May 2018 – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved

Submitted by the Bedford Department of Public Works

Paper shredding and the collection of electronic waste will headline the Bedford Department of Public Works Fall recycling event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW facility at 314 Great Road.

The other materials being collected that day are scrap metal, rigid plastics, fluorescent lamps, mercury-containing items, sealed lead acid batteries and rechargeable batteries, propane tanks (grill and camp), tires (cars, SUVs, light trucks) and fire extinguishers.

Once again, paper will be shredded into confetti on site. There is a limit of five file boxes per car.

RMG Enterprises will be collecting a wide range of electronic waste such as household electronics like stereos and small portable kitchen appliances (e.g. blenders, toasters and coffee makers); computers, laptops, printers, and other office equipment; mobile devices, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.

“RMG will take most anything with a plug or rechargeable battery,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “RMG will not accept refrigerators, full-size ovens, dryers or washing machines.

“Residents should note that we will not be accepting televisions and computer screens at this event to control our costs,” McGrath added. “Those items can be disposed of by calling Republic Services (1-800-442-9006, Option 4) and scheduling a bulk waste pick up.”

Rigid plastic items being collected include laundry baskets, plastic crates, 5-gallon pails, yard toys, broken plastic chairs, and other outdoor furniture items.

More information is available at the DPW’s website https://www.bedfordma.gov/refuse-and-recycling.

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