Tropical Storm Isaias paid a visit to Bedford Tuesday afternoon and left some residents with the task of clearing fallen branches and other tree debris. The Department of Public Works wants to remind Bedford residents that they can bring the branches and debris to the Compost Center.
The Compost Center, located at 108 Carlisle Road, will be open this Saturday (August 8) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and next Wednesday, August 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The brush pile for branches greater than 1 inch in width is located to the right as you enter the Compost Center. There is a pile next to the brush pile for tree trunks. To encourage social distancing, there are lanes marked by orange cones.
Yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and gardening trimming are also accepted. Only paper biodegradable bags, available at a variety of stores, are allowed to be dropped off. Residents should empty plastic trash bags or containers of yard waste and bring them home for reuse.
The Compost Center is open to Bedford residents only. Resident stickers are available on Wednesdays when the center is open. The center’s schedule through the end of September is available under the Calendar tab at www.bedfordma.gov/recycling.