Fall Leaf Collection
Annual Leaf Pickup
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. leaves, brush and sticks may also be dropped off at the compost / mulching facility on Beaver Dam Road run by Westwood.
Leaves in Bags
After November 20, 2022, leaves left curbside must be in brown paper compostable bags. 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.
Leaves on Your Property
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. We encourage residents to mulch mow leaves right on the lawn, use them as mulch in flower beds, or compost them on your property. Thanks for contributing to Bedford's Land, Water and Tree protection efforts while helping save tax dollars.
Other Curbside DPW Services
DPW Highway Department also picks 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.