Take It or Leave It Shed

Coming Spring 2018!

What
Drop off unwanted household items that are still in good/working condition, or pick up and repurpose some.

When
Every Saturdays from 9am-12pm between May and October. Opening May 2018.

Where
In the Bedford Hills Train Station Parking Lot (off of 117 and at the end of Railroad Ave.).

Who
Residents of the Town of Bedford may drop off items. The hope is that “customers” will not take items to sell, but instead will repurpose them for themselves or friends.

Reuse!

The TIOLI Shed is a wonderful way to recycle and reuse items, and reduce consumption and waste. This program will preserve natural resources, reduce waste, and save residents money.

Volunteers

Volunteer are needed to run this program from 8am-1pm on Saturdays from May-October. Volunteers will meet this fall for training and an organizational meeting before the program launches.

Please click here to read more about the volunteer jobs available and to sign up if you would like to be contacted about being on the TIOLI team.

TIOLI Item Examples

Acceptable

Children’s toys

Chairs

Desks

Sports Equipment

Bikes

Cookware

Books

Coolers

Small appliances

(ex.  Toaster)

Unacceptable

Large Furniture

Upholstered Furniture

TVs

Bedding

Clothing

Fax machines

Stuffed animals

Cribs

Large Appliances

(ie. Refrigerator)

Community Compost

Town of Bedford residents may dispose of organic food waste at the Recycling Center on Railroad Ave in Bedford Hills on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-3pm.

How it works

Come to the Bedford 2020 office, pay a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $25 and receive training and a compost kit with two buckets that will make it easy:

A small bucket (1.6 gal) for inside your kitchen (fits under your kitchen sink) to collect food scraps.

A larger bucket (6 gal) with a sealable lid to leave in your garage or outside. Fill this up  with what you collect in the small bin during the week and then use this bin to transport your scraps to the Recycling Center on Saturdays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (8-3).  Wash and repeat.

Compostable bag liners are sometimes used in one or both bins by those who want less to clean. Bedford 2020 has some available for $5/roll of 25.

Scraps collected at the recycling center will be picked up and taken to an industrial composting facility.

Sign up today

Sign up here and come to our office to get your kit! 

Come to the Bedford 2020 office Mon.-Thurs. 10-4 to pay the $25 fee and pick up your kit ($30 if you also want the compostable bags).

The Bedford 2020 office is located in St. Luke’s Parish House at 68 Bedford Road, Katonah.  Please enter the building through the back door on the Katonah Ave. side of the building through the playground gate. If you cannot come during office hours, let us know and we can arrange to meet you another time.

Questions?

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions, or email or call us at 914-620-2411.

Read about the program in the Record Review!

Thank you for removing organic waste from the waste stream and reducing our carbon footprint!

FLHS WASTE ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING DAY SUCCESS

Bedford 2020 teamed up with the Fox Lane Garden Club to conduct a waste audit at Fox Lane High School to take a baseline measure of where the school currently stands with waste and recycling so that they could take steps to improve upon the results

BEFORE. For the initial assessment on May 17, participants weighed and measured volume in the bags of both waste and recycling after a typical lunch at Fox Lane High School. The students, along with Bedford 2020 volunteers, found that by weight recycling made up a very small percentage of the total and the majority was thrown away as trash.

FLHS Waste Audit 5.25.16_courtyardTHE TEST. About a week later, Garden Club students and Waste and Recycling Task Force members held a zero waste / monitoring day at the school. The students worked with Bedford 2020 to produce signs to hang on the waste and recycling bins and added compost containers. The school grouped bins together so that students had a choice among the three bins rather than expecting students to go looking for the correct bin in another location. Volunteers stood at each station to help guide and educate students as they came up to dispose of items.

AFTER. This time the measurements were MUCH better! On monitoring day,  the measurements of recycling and compost each made up more than half of the total by weight, and by volume trash looked to be only around 20%.

Wow! The student efforts on zero waste day had a huge impact on recycling compliance!

IMG_1399 (2)NEXT.  Now that the students in the Garden Club know the baseline and have evidence to support what is possible to improve on that, they are thinking about what steps it will take in the fall to encourage more recycling at the school. Bedford 2020 looks forward to supporting their efforts.
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