Metal Recycling and Paper Shredding: A DPW Doubleheader for Residents on April 20

recycleBedford’s Department of Public Works (DPW)  is hosting a free paper shredding and metal recycling event for Bedford residents at the DPW building, 314 The Great Road, on Saturday, April 20, from 9 am to noon.


A Shred-It mobile shredding truck will provide a community shredding event free of charge to Bedford residents. Shred all of your outdated personal and confidential documents while you watch.  This is a proven means to help prevent identity theft and ensure your privacy.

All paper shredded from the event will be recycled. Any resident with very large quantities of boxes may experience a delay in service. Staples, paper clips and small binder clips can be mixed in with paper. Metal hanging folders should be removed.


The DPW is offering free disposal of the following materials for Bedford residents:

  • Aluminum (all grades); Aluminum Extrusions; Cast Aluminum; Painted Siding; Sheet Aluminum; Aluminum / Copper Radiators; Batteries (Lead Acid w/ No Cracks); Brass Plumbing Fixtures, Faucets, & Fittings; Catalytic Converters; Copper ; Electric Motors; Heater Cores; Scrap Lead; Radiators; Stainless Steel; Transmissions; Cast iron; Drum brakes and rotors.
  • Empty Helium, Neon, Freon, Scuba, fire extinguishers, propane tanks.
  • While obsolete equipment (lawnmowers, generators, snowblowers) is welcome, each absolutely MUST have fluids drained and batteries removed!  Fluids should be brought to Household Hazardous Waste Day in closed containers.
  • No electrical appliances or white goods will be accepted.

A complete list of accepted and rejected materials can be found at (look at left menu)

Call the Department of Public Works at 781 275 7605 for additional information.

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