Kevin Winn, P.E., Commissioner of Public Works
Bob Mascianica, Deputy Commissioner of Public Works
Recycling at the Town’s Recycling Center
343 Railroad Avenue, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914.241.2671 – fax 914.666.4987
Days/Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 8am to 3pm
- Westchester County Mobile Shredder Events
- Licensed Refuse Companies Registered to Operate in Bedford (Refuse companies are hired privately by Residents)
Carters are obligated to collect single stream recyclables at your property along with trash for all customers. For those who wish to drop off recyclable materials, the Railroad Avenue Recycling Center accepts single stream recyclables (metal, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper). A complete list of single stream materials can be found at http://bedford2020.org/single-stream-recycling/. Please note that it is strongly preferred that plastic bags be recycled at your local grocery store or other location that accepts them. Including plastic bags with single stream materials at the Recycling Center causes problems with the single stream sorting equipment.
Beaver Dam Compost Facility
DPW operates a leaf composting facility, which processes the Town’s wood waste and leaves, and offers the opportunity for residents to drop off wood waste and leaves and pick up compost. More information can be found by clicking on Beaver Dam Compost Facility.
Ewaste, Metals, Textiles and Trash for Seniors
In addition, the Railroad Avenue Recycling Center accepts e-waste of all kinds (see below for details), bulk metals of all kinds, textiles, and trash for seniors (60+) who purchase Senior Refuse Coupons (book of 5 for $25) at the Town Clerk’s office at 321 Bedford Road. Each coupon can be used for up to a 33-gallon trash bag of household refuse (do not include recyclables in the refuse bag).The Railroad Avenue Recycling Center is located at 343 Railroad Avenue, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Hours are 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please contact the Bedford DPW Highway Division at 666-7669 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Recycling Center.
The Town Recycling center accepts electronic waste (Ewaste) from Town residents. This service reduces pollution to the environment at no cost to the Town or its residents, with the exception of CRT monitors and televisions, which can be disposed of at a fee. Click here for the Ewaste Guide of what is accepted/not accepted at the Recycling Center and for the Ewaste Fee Notice for CRT TVs and monitors. CRTs are contained in older style televisions and computer monitors (the type with the large back portion, not the newer style flat televisions and computer monitors). In order to recycle Ewaste containing CRTs, residents must pay the appropriate fee at the Town Clerk’s Office, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, and receive the payment receipt to give to the recycling center attendant. Payment may not be made at the Recycling Center.
Mobile Paper Shredder Events
The Town is pleased to provide once again this year mobile paper shredder events at the Town Recycling Center at 343 Railroad Avenue, Bedford Hills from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on March 17, September 15, and November 17; at 1 Crusher Road, Bedford Village (Crusher Road highway yard), Bedford Village from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on May 5, at the Bedford Town Office at 425 Cherry Street on Monday October 22, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A Mobile Shredding Truck will securely destroy documents. The company’s customer service professionals never physically touch your documents so the entire process is “touch-free”. The company can shred paper, paper clips, rubber bands, staples and even the black clips. They cannot shred 3-ring binders, or anything that is non paper (CDs, tapes, DVDs, hard drives, etc.).
Recycling of material NOT accepted at the Town’s Recycling Facility
Bedford 2020, a non-profit organization leading a grass roots effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has put together an excellent recycling guide at: http://bedford2020.org/recyclopedia/
Westchester County’s Hazardous Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF)
The H-MRF accepts household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling from Westchester County residents on a year-round, appointment-only basis. The H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus; 15 Woods Road, Valhalla. Fees apply to residents in Somers, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, Bedford, North Castle and New Castle since these seven municipalities do not contribute tax fees to the Refuse Disposal District No. 1 (RDD) that funds the construction and operation of the H-MRF. More information, including items accepted and a fee schedule, can be found at http://environment.westchestergov.com/new-h-mrf
Cell Phone Disposal: Westchester County Law
Throwing a cell phone in the trash is never a good idea. As of June 1, 2006, it is against the law in Westchester. Throwing a cell phone in the trash can get you a fine. Fines range from a warning to up to $250. A cell phone drop-off box is located in the Town Clerk’s Office in the Town House.
Community Compost is Here!
Where:Town Recycling Center on Railroad Ave in Bedford Hills
Get Started: Click here to Sign up to participate now!
A Simple, Convenient Solution for Waste Reduction
Town of Bedford residents can choose to dispose of their solid organic waste at the Town Recycling Center via Community Compost, a new program brought to you by Bedford 2020 and the Town of Bedford.
Details: Participants pay a one-time fee of $25 to receive a small (1.6 gal) bucket, and a large (6 gal) bucket. The small bucket is perfect for storage under the kitchen sink, and the large bucket is sealable and animal proof so it can be kept outside and easily transported.
When participants fill their large bucket they may bring it the Town Recycling Center to empty it. The food waste
will be processed at a commercial facility and ultimately will become salable commercial compost.
Drop-offs: Time: Saturdays from 8am-3pm
Learn about composting styles and see leaf mulching demonstrated at local homes, farms and schools.
Leaves are a part of your lawn’s ecosystem. Removing it hurts your trees! Mulch them to compost all winter.