With a holiday weekend coming up there’s still time to rake the yard and get rid of the leaves and other stuff that’s fallen from the trees.
Disposal’s easy: You can take them to the Compost Center on Carlisle Road, or leave them at the curb for yard waste pick up starting on November 30.
The Compost Center
Yard waste may be dropped off at the Compost Center, 108 Carlisle Road, on the following days
- Saturday, November 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Compost Center will then close until next spring.
Curbside Yard Waste Pick-up
Republic Services will be making another swing around town next week. Residents should have their yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. Republic’s routes are scheduled to hit certain neighborhoods on specific days:
Day 1 – Households and neighborhoods north of Page Road, off Old Billerica Road and Springs Road.
Day 2 – Neighborhoods off North Road, Carlisle Road, Pine Hill Road and Hancock Street.
Day 3 – Republic will collect in neighborhoods off Great Road, South Road, Brooksbie Road, and Hartwell Road up to Kendall Court.
Day 4 – The west side of town will be collected. This includes neighborhoods off Concord Road, Davis Road, and Kendall Court.
“The plan is to resume the collection on Monday or Day 1,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “We hope by providing this information, residents will have some idea when to expect their leaves to be collected.
“Day 2 should be Tuesday but we have built-in some flexibility in case something unexpected happens and the collection gets pushed back a day,” McGrath said. “Our goal is to get the remaining bags next week.”
McGrath added residents should call Republic’s Customer Service Center (1-800-442-9006) if they think their house was missed.
Curbside Collection: Residents should place the yard waste out at the curb in tall paper bags or open barrels with no lids by 7 a.m. on the appropriate day. Acceptable yard waste for curbside collection consists of leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, garden trimmings, weeds, and tree material up to one inch (1”) in diameter. Any yard waste in plastic bags will be left behind. Republic Services will bring the yard waste to the town’s Compost Center.
Compost Center Drop-off: Residents can dump leaves, pine needles, and garden trimmings in the main compost pile. Branches greater than one inch in diameter and tree limbs go in the brush pile to the right as you enter the Compost Center. There is also a pile for tree trunks and large tree limbs.