DPW to Host Another Recycling Event on Saturday, October 24 at 108 Carlisle Road

One more time. The Department of Public Works is holding its final recycling event of 2020 on Saturday, October 24 from 8 am until 12:30 pm, at the Compost Center, 108 Carlisle Road.

The event is open to Bedford residents only. Proof of residency is required. The Compost Center is open on October 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To avoid traffic backing up on Carlisle Road and Winterberry Way, the DPW is alphabetically staggering the hours by last name and is asking for residents to come at the appropriate hour.

Bedford residents will have the opportunity to get rid of scrap metal, rigid plastics, tires, propane tanks, expired fire extinguishers, and rechargeable batteries and sealed lead-acid batteries.

Rigid plastic items being collected include gray recycling bins, laundry baskets, plastic crates, 5-gallon pails, yard toys, broken plastic chairs, and other outdoor furniture items.

Batteries being collected including rechargeable batteries from power tools and computers, and sealed lead-acid batteries from back-up power, FIOS machines, and jump-start equipment.

“This is the second collection the DPW is offering to accommodate those residents who were turned away October 3,” said David Manugian, Director of the Public Works. “We’ve had no traffic issues the past two Saturdays and residents have been able to quickly drop off their materials.”

More information is available at the DPW’s website https://www.bedfordma.gov/ recycling.

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