What We Do: From its garage and offices on Adams Street and an auxiliary site on Crusher Road in Bedford Village, the highway department's 22 employees plow snow, repair roads, keep drains clear, and maintain commuter parking lots and bridges throughout Bedford.
The Highway Department will pick up loose leaves in designated hamlet areas, typically properties of one acre or less, between November 1st - December 15th each year. The estimated collection schedule and designated hamlet areas are listed on a leaf schedule which is posted on the Highway website each fall. At all other times, leaves must be bagged for pickup. We also pick up Christmas trees in January and early February. Once collected, these items are deposited at the Town's own composting operation and the mulch that is created over time is used to enrich the soils and plantings around Town parks and office buildings.
The leaf schedule is shown on a link on this page each fall.
Notice: Leaf pickup is a costly venture. The vast amount of leaves picked up by the Town requires tax dollars for labor and equipment, as well as composting and disposal. In an effort to continue this service but also reduce costs, the Town no longer provides brown paper bags. The Highway Department will continue to pick up bags, but residents will need to purchase them on their own. These degradable bags are sold locally at Mill River Supply in Bedford Hills and Kelloggs' and Lawrence in Katonah and at most other hardware stores. Please be aware that only leaves and small twigs should be put into bags. Bags filled with dirt, rocks, grass clipping, and branches will not be accepted since they make composting very difficult and, due to the weight of each bag, require more labor and equipment.