Trash is a big issue, there is a lot of it and it’s expensive to haul it away. Bedford has done a good job of recycling and doing other things to reduce the impact of all that trash, both environmentally and financially. The town is always looking at ways to reduce waste and encourage recycling. The recent recycling event was one of those successful efforts.
One of the many initiatives the town is looking into is curbside composting. According to the EPA food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away, and could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
The town has a survey dealing with trash, composting, and recycling. You can take it here
For The Citizen’s snap poll,
What does Bedford think about composting?
If there was a town-wide composting effort would you participate?
Ready to be counted? Vote in the poll until noon next Saturday, You’ll find the poll on The Citizen’s main page, or by scrolling on your phone or tablet.