DPW Offers Residents Several Options For Gray Recycling Bins

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Submitted by Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator

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With the delivery of the new recycling carts and the implementation of the automated collection of recycling, the Department of Public Works is offering residents several options for the retirement of the gray recycling bins.

  • The first option is to keep the bin and repurpose it.

“Several people have called the DPW saying they want to keep their bins because they’re handy for other activities such as gardening,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “If you want to keep your bin, please feel free to do so. Just don’t use it to put out your recycling.”

  • The second option is to have Republic Services collect the bins curbside.

Residents should have their empty gray recycling bin(s) at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, July 15. Republic Services will begin collecting them on that day and continue throughout the week until the entire town is completed.

  • As a third option, residents can bring their recycling bins to 108 Carlisle Road on the days the Compost Center is open.

The schedule for the Compost Center is available at www.bedfordma.gov/recycling under the link 2019 Compost Center Collection.

  • “The last option is to hold onto your bin until the Fall Recycling Event on October 5,” McGrath said.

“The DPW will be collecting rigid plastics that day. Residents can bring their gray bins or other plastic containers they previously used for recycling that day.”