Big Crowd Shows Up for Paper Shredding Event at the Bedford Compost and Recycling Center 

May 16, 2024

Wednesday was a busy day for the Bedford Department of Public Works at the Compost & Recycling Center at 108 Carlisle Road with 172 cars of residents driving through during a four-hour period to get rid of paper to be shredded. 

According to Trash & Recycling Administrator Liz Antanavica, “We collected a total of 55 65-gallon carts of paper that was shredded on site and will now be recycled. That’s approximately 3.5 tons of paper. I’m very pleased with the turnout.”

Residents were invited to get rid of up to five boxes of papers that were shredded on site by A1 DataShred. 

Antanavica said, “Historically, the DPW has offered paper shredding in both the spring and the fall, but based on the success of offering a Wednesday date, we will be evaluating how we can offer a combination of Wednesdays and Saturdays to make shredding available more frequently.”

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Residents can keep informed about recycling news in the quarterly Trash & Recycling mailer that is sent to all residential addresses. They can also get reminders and more information using the Waste Wizard tool at

“Setting Waste Wizard reminders to sync with your phone’s calendar is particularly helpful because as new dates are added, the events will appear on your calendar automatically,” said Antanavica. 

For more information about recycling in Bedford, contact Liz Antanavica by phone at 781-275-7605, ext. 4261 or via email

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Wayne Braverman is the Managing Editor of The Bedford Citizen. He can be reached at [email protected], or 781-430-8837.

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