Disposing of Holiday Trash and Recycling~ Options from the DPW

Bedford’s post-holiday cardboard collection, in 2017

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The Department of Public Works is doing its own preparations for the holidays by setting up programs to help Bedford residents recycle what needs to be recycled.

Regular Trash and Recycling Collections ~ Monday, December 23 and December 30

The DPW reminds residents that Republic Services will collect trash and recycling on Monday, December 23 and Monday, December 30.

As with any other Monday, residents should have their trash carts and recycling carts at the curb by 7 a.m.

Special Collection of Flattened Cardboard Boxes

As for the piles of cardboard boxes that people have accumulated from online shopping, Republic Services will have a truck parked at Town Center on Mudge Way from 9 am to 3 pm on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28.

Residents can bring flattened cardboard boxes during this time.

“This collection is for corrugated cardboard only,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “We’re offering residents the opportunity to reduce the volume of their recycling materials by providing the opportunity to recycle cardboard on these days and alleviate residents from the hassle of fitting all the cardboard in a recycling cart.”

“Boxes should be flattened and any packing material, such as Styrofoam and plastic bags should be removed,” McGrath added.

The DPW also has a container for corrugated cardboard recycling in the rear of its building at 314 Great Road. This container is available to residents. Boxes should be flattened and all packing material removed.

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

The DPW plans a curbside collection of Christmas trees from January 7 through January 10.

Details will be announced after the holidays.

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