DPW Fall Recycling Event

The Department of Public Works will host its Fall Recycling Event on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at 314 Great Road. The event is open to all Bedford residents. Electronic waste, scrap metal, and rigid plastics will be collected at this event. There will also be on-site shredding with a limit of 5 file boxes per car per trip. Residents can also bring fluorescent lamps, rechargeable batteries (e.g. NiCd, NiMH, Lithium, etc.) and sealed lead acid batteries.

Town Hall Road Work: August 18, 19, 22, and 23 from 7 am to 5 pm

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

Road work around Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday and Friday (August 18/19) as well as Monday and Tuesday (August 22/23), between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. If you have business at Town Hall or are dropping off/picking up at Kids’ Club, please enter from Elm Street to School Way and park either behind Town Center or along Mudge Way on the east side of Town Hall (closest to the Fire Station). town center construction updateClick here to view/print a scalable map of the work area.  

Bedford DPW Installs the First Round of (Almost) Free Trees

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s Arbor Resources Committee (BARC) distributed flyers at Town Meeting in March, announcing the (Almost) Free tree project. Arranged in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, the initiative solicited homeowners’ help in maintaining new street trees for the town. According to BARC’s handout, the installations are part of “a pilot public-private partnership we’re calling the (Almost) Free Street Tree Project.”
“The Town will buy a tree and plant it in that part of a resident’s front yard, close to the street, that belongs to the Town.   They’ll leave you an alligator watering bag. You and your family get the pleasure and other benefits of the tree for the price of committing to watering it for its first three years.  While the pilot project will only plant 5 trees this spring, we plan to expand the program in the future and are collecting names of interested residents for both this season and next.” The response to the program was understandably positive, and planting began early on Thursday [July 14].