The Department of Public Works is hosting its first recycling event of the year on Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Compost, Storage & Recycling Center on 108 Carlisle Road.
Various collection opportunities will be available: Household Goods of Acton, scrap metal, fluorescent lamps, and non-alkaline or sealed lead-acid batteries. Cardboard, yard waste, and tree debris may also be dropped off from 8 am until 1 pm.
Household Goods of Action ~ Collection from 9 am until noon
Household Goods of Acton, which helps people in need start a new home, will be accepting various types of furniture and household items.
For the Household Goods collection, residents can bring tables, bookcases, chairs, couches, and dressers. The agency can also use pots and pans, dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, and small appliances like toasters, toaster ovens, and slow cookers. Bedsheets, blankets, comforters, and towels will also be accepted.
All items should be clean, in good working condition, and not damaged (e.g. cracked, chipped, torn, stained, etc.).
In addition, the DPW will be accepting scrap metal, tires, fluorescent lamps and non-alkaline and sealed lead-acid batteries.
Bedford residents will also be able to drop off cardboard, yard waste, and tree debris from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.
“To avoid the traffic issues we experienced last October, we are going to hold several recycling events this year,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “In an effort to promote reuse and reduce the amount of trash the Town generates, we partnered with Household Goods to find a new home for furniture and other household items that people use every day.”
“People coming to the event should wear masks and maintain social distance,” McGrath added. “There will be people available to unload vehicles.
“We want to get people in and out as quickly as possible and avoid backing traffic up on to Carlisle Road and Winterberry Way.”
Upcoming Event on April 17
The second recycling event of 2021 is scheduled for April 17 and will feature on-site paper shredding and rain barrel distribution.
More information is available at the DPW’s website https://www.bedfordma.gov/ recycling