Via the Town of Bedford
Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Bedford’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up storm debris (logs and brush) from residents.
The Town of Bedford Beaver Dam Compost Facility is also open for residents in non-commercial vehicles to dispose of recyclable wood waste (logs and branches up to 6” diameter, brush, and leaves). The facility is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 3:00, excluding town holidays.
The Town is entering leaf pickup season from designated hamlet areas and snow will not be far behind, so please minimize the quantity you leave out for pick up since it may end up covered with snow and in place for an extended period.
As we will be picking up storm debris, the usual amount of leaf removal pickups will be reduced. The leaf removal schedule will not be published and leaf collection will be combined with storm debris collection. As with previous years, leaf collection is only in designated hamlet areas and is posted on the DPW page on Town's website. Leaves and storm debris must be piled separately.
All storm debris must be out at the edge of the property by November 19th and placed so that it does not interfere with traffic. Logs over 10” in diameter shall not be greater than 3’ in length. The Town will collect ONLY up to two cubic yards of material per household from the recent storm. Any material beyond two cubic yards will be left behind and must be removed by the property owner.
Debris pickup will occur once per road. It will likely take at least six months to complete this task. Once the DPW comes through each street, we will not come back for storm debris.
The Town encourages all Bedford residents to consider managing their own organic waste onsite. Composting and leaf mulching are relatively simple ways to cope with organic materials and there is the added advantage of saving the Town of Bedford significant funds if residents limit the amount of organic waste put out on the curb for our DPW to pick up.