“There will be a lot going at 108 Carlisle Road on Saturday,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “In addition to the paper shredding and rain barrel distribution, the Compost/Recycling Center will be open for residents to drop off yard waste and recycle glass and cardboard.”
McGrath added that residents bringing documents to be shredded or picking up a rain barrel should wear a mask and stay in their vehicles.
“The DPW staff will remove the paper from vehicles and place rain barrels in the vehicles,” McGrath said. “We want to keep the traffic flowing and avoid backups on Carlisle Road.”
Paper Shredding on Saturday, April 17
This Saturday, April 17, the Department of Public Works is holding a paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Compost Storage Center at 108 Carlisle Road. In addition, residents who pre-ordered a rain barrel can pick it up between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The paper shredding event is open to Bedford residents only and there is a 5-box limit per car. Proof of residency will be required and resident stickers will be available that day.
Rain Barrel Pick-up on Saturday, April 17
The DPW’s Stormwater Division will be handing out rain barrels and accessories to those residents who made a purchase at The Great American Rain Barrel Company’s website by April 8. The DPW will not be selling rain barrels on Saturday.
Patriot’s Day Holiday, Regular Trash Collection Delayed to Tuesday, April 20
Because of the holiday, regular trash and recycling collection will be delayed until Tuesday next week. Residents should have their trash and recycling carts out by 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Curbside Yard Waste Collection begins on Tuesday, April 20
Republic Services will begin curbside yard waste collection on Tuesday, April 20. Residents should place the yard waste at the curb in tall paper bags or open barrels without lids by 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Acceptable yard waste for curbside collection consists of leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, garden trimmings, 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.
Residents should call Republic’s Customer Service Center (1-800-442-9006) if they think their house was missed.