Waste and Recycling

singlestream-300 Single Stream Recycling
Co-mingling, only more so. Check out the benefits Single Stream Recycling in Bedford and see how easy it can be!
Food Waste Solutions

We have enlisted a food waste committee to work on ways to reduce food waste in our community – when we buy, cook, eat, share, and dispose of (recycle) food. Join our volunteer team.

Community Compost and Curbside Pilot
Residents of the Town of Bedford now have the option of dropping off organic waste at the Town Recycling Center. Learn more and sign up here. Also learn more about the Curbside Compost pilot coming summer 2020!
Get the Dirt on Composting Get The Dirt On Compost
Learn about at-home composting styles and see leaf mulching demonstrated at local homes, farms and schools.
Take it or Leave it Shed
Open Saturdays 10am-1pm at the Bedford Hills Train Station lot. A place to bring or find unwanted, gently used household items for reuse. Learn more about what to bring/find there. AND REPAIR CAFE coming soon!
recyclopedia-300 The Recyclopedia!
What gets recycled, where, how, and by whom. All the information you need in one convenient place.
Reusable Bag Initiative
Join community members in this effort to encourage the use of reusable bags. Learn about the Town of Bedford ordinance going into effect April 1, 2019.
leaves-300 Leave Leaves Alone
Leaves are a part of your lawn’s ecosystem. Removing it hurts your trees! Mulch them to compost all winter.
Zero Waste Challenge

This fall, challenge yourselves to take your waste reduction efforts to the next level. Sign up today!


The immediate goal of the Waste/Recycling Task Force is to assist the Town in developing methods and procedures to promote increased waste/materials reduction and recycling while reducing the amount of waste generated from both residents and businesses in the Town. It is recognized that there are significant energy and environmental benefits as well as cost savings available, and that the Town can facilitate this goal by coordinating efforts in this direction.

The process will include the following steps:

  • Assemble information about the current situation, including neighboring towns
  • Gather state and regional planning and technical information
  • Provide preliminary suggestions for recycling goals
  • Coordinate receipt of information from stakeholders, including residents, haulers, businesses and Town officials
  • Assist in development of Town policy and goals
  • Develop a Town Waste/Recycling Plan, with stages for implementation
kuniholm Peter F. Kuniholm PE (Chair)
Solid Waste/Recycling Consultant
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Lauren Lauren Brois
Assistant Director, Energize NY Residential Programs
colleluori Dan Collelouri
Supervisor, Solid Waste/Recycling, City of Stamford, CT
cutler Neil Cutler
Waste Reduction Consultant, Synergis
Filippine Hoogland
Bedford/Mount Kisco Reusable Bag Initiative, TIOLI Shed Coordinator
Ursula LaMotte Ursula LaMotte
Former Legislator, Westchester County
CJ Mitchell C.J. Mitchell
Member, Leave Leaves Alone
Fiona Mitchell Fiona Mitchell
Master Gardener, Master Composter, Founder of Leave Leaves Alone
needham Leslie Needham
Landscape Designer, Master Gardener, Master Composter
Anita Stockbridge
Bedford Garden Club
Veronique Pittman Veronique Pittman
Green Schools Alliance, Leadership Council of Blue Sky Funders Forum, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Betsy Weir Betsy Weir
Betsy Weir Lora Zaretzky-Goldberg