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What if we joined together to keep our water clean and healthy?

We now know that very small amounts of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or pharmaceutical waste can cause many serious health problems, especially for children.

By taking care of our yards without chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, we are protecting our water quality and the health of our families.

By properly disposing of pharmaceuticals, and not putting them down our drains, we are also protecting our water quality and the health of our families. Instead, bring them anytime to Bedford Police Department’s Drug Takeback or to Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility in Valhalla. To Make an appointment, call Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

Together we can make a big difference in protecting our local water quality!

There are over 24,000 acres in Bedford. Our goal is to have at least 60% of Bedford land managed without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers by 2020.

Help us reach this goal by taking The Pledge and agreeing to manage your yard without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals.

Every yard — big or small — makes a difference!

Click here for tips on keeping a healthy yard!

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The Pledge

I pledge to help protect the quality of our local drinking water by managing my lawn and garden without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, except on rare occasions to improve habitat or resolve an infestation. I also promise to dispose of pharmaceuticals responsibly.

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