The Department of Public Works is planning two collection events on Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 24. Each event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Compost Center on 108 Carlisle Road.
Both events are open to Bedford residents only. Proof of residency is required.
On Saturday, October 17, Bedford residents will have the opportunity to get rid of electronic waste and debris homeowners have generated from household projects. Also, Habitat for Humanity will accept hardwood furniture and other household items that day.
The following week, on Saturday, October 24, residents may bring scrap metal, rigid plastics, tires, propane tanks, and expired fire extinguishers for recycling.
“After the success of last week’s paper shredding event, the decision was made to spread out the materials we’re collecting,” said David Manugian, Director of the Public Works. “We would especially like to accommodate those residents who were turned away October 3. Our goal is to reduce the wait time for residents and still provide the opportunity to properly dispose of these materials.”
To avoid traffic backing up on Carlisle Road and Winterberry Way, the DPW is alphabetically staggering the hours by the last name and is asking for residents to come at the appropriate hour.
“This schedule worked very well last weekend,” said Manugian. “To avoid having cars backed up on Carlisle Road or Winterberry Way, we are asking for residents to abide by the schedule so we can accommodate everyone.
“If cars start lining up on Carlisle Road, we will have to shut the event down.”
More information is available at the DPW’s website: https://www.bedfordma.gov/department-of-public-works/webforms/fall-recycling-events