Recycling Update: Holiday Gift Wrap and Corrugated Cardboard

As Bedford residents prepare their trash and recycling for collection on Monday, December  30, a new wrinkle in paper recycling has been brought to our attention:

The coatings and inks that give gift wrap its glimmer and shine are recycling rejects.

Gift wrapping paper and gift bags go in the trash.

Special Collection of Flattened Corrugated Cardboard ~ 9 am to 3 pm ~ Friday and Saturday, December 27 & 28

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 corrugated 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.

Trash and Recycling will be collected as usual on Monday, December 30



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