It's that time of year when locals are opening windows, cleaning out closets and garages and beautifying neighborhoods.
There are multiple efforts going on around town to clean up homes, streets and entire neighborhoods. We've rounded up all the information in one spot, courtesy of the town of Bedford website, neighborhood associations and service clubs. (If we missed something, let us know in the comments).
Town residents may bring household trash and metal waste to the Crusher Road Highway Facility off Route 22, just North of Route 172, in Bedford Village. Waste will be accepted Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
You can also take brush and tree debris to the Beaver Dam Highway facility on Beaver Dam road off Harris Road during the same days and hours listed above. Brush and tree debris drop-off is free for carloads and pick-up trucks. Dump truck-sized loads follow the prices set below.
Proof of Bedford residency is required, and fees are as follows:
$25 per carload
$60 per pickup truck load
$115 for small dump trucks (<6 yd)
$230 and up for large dump trucks (>6 yd)
Bedford Village Chowder & Marching Club will hold their Tag Sale on the same Friday and Saturday at the Crusher Road Highway Facility.
(Note: You can't bring the following items: tires, batteries, computers, refrigerators, freezers, pressure treated lumber, air conditioners, propane tanks, paint, varnish, chemicals, medical waste, or other toxic materials. No electronics will be accepted – televisions, computers (desktops, monitors, and notebooks), computer mice and keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, cell phones, VCRs. You can, however, bring your E-Waste is accepted to the Town Recycling Center at 301 Adams Street throughout the year on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 8:00 and 3:00.)
KVIS Spring Cleanup and Plant Sale
Organized by the this village cleanup begins at the at 9 a.m. where volunteers may pick up bags, gloves, safety vests and route maps. Refreshments are provided and residents will be invited to join in on one of the routes, for a little while or until 2 p.m. when it wraps up.
In conjunction with the clean up, KVIS is hosting plant sale in front of the library.
BHNA Spring Cleanup
The will also have bags and cleanup route suggestions for locals who want to lend a hand to beautify their hamlet. Show up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Depot Plaza where organization members will guide you on your way.
Bedford Village Chowder & Marching Club Cleanup Weekend
C&M volunteers will pick up your unwanted items and accept donations for the truckloads. Email Linda or Dan deMenocal at: email@example.com or call 234-0084 to schedule your pickup.
The club tag sale will take place during the town drop-off times on Friday and Saturday at the Crusher Road yard. from last week for more information on the tag sale and C&M traditions, in this feature story from last week.
Katonah Memorial Park Cleanup
Meet at the picnic tables by the pool gatehouse to pick up gloves and bags for beautifying the park. From 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.