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2000 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX 76021
817-952-2112

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Water Utility Services

The Water Utilities Office is open from 8:00AM until 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. This division is responsible for managing the utility billing for water, sewer, solid waste and recycling services. Bedford bills over 14,000 utility accounts monthly. The city contracts with Allied Waste Services for collection of solid waste and recycling, and provides consolidated billing for these services with the customer's water and sewer bills.

Payment terms are:

Payments will be considered past due if they have not been received in the Customer Service Office by 5:00PM on the due date printed on the bill.

If payment has not been received by the due date printed on the original bill, one Delinquent Notice will be mailed.

If full payment has not been received in the Customer Service Office by 5:00PM on the due date printed on the Delinquent Notice (or approved payment arrangements have not been made) utility service will be terminated on the next business day.

If you have any questions please call Customer Service at 817-952-2112.

Utility Base Rates EFFECTIVE January 1, 2015
Meter Size Rates per Month
5/8 inch Meter $18.92
5/8 inch Meter [citizens aged 65 and over] $17.20
1 inch Meter $36.73
1 inch Meter [citizens aged 65 and over] $34.40

1 ½ inch Meter

$75.67
2 inch Meter $121.12
3 inch Meter $227.10
4 inch Meter $363.40
6 inch Meter $1,362.73
All water used per month $3.38 per 1,000 gallons
   
Sewer Base Rates EFFECTIVE January 1, 2015
Charges Rates per Month
5/8 or ¾ inch Meter $11.21
5/8 inch Meter [citizens aged 65 and over] $10.18
1 inch Meter $16.84
1 inch Meter [citizens aged 65 and over] $15.30
1 ½ Meter $26.25
2 inch Meter $37.51
3 inch Meter $67.55
4 inch Meter $101.41
6 inch Meter $195.41
Volume Charge $2.21 per 1,000 gallons up to 12,000 gallons
[no charge over 12,000 gallons- residential accounts only]

Trash and Recycling Services

The city contracts with Republic Services to provide Solid Waste and Recycling collection. The city provides consolidated billing for this service with the water bill. The current contract runs until December 31, 2020.

To reach Republic Services you may call (817)332-7301 or visit their website at Republic Services.

To pickup a recycling bin, stop by Customer Service located at City Hall Building B, 2000 Forest Ridge, Bedford, TX 76021.

For more recycling information please visit www.timetorecycle.com

For information on recycling TV's visit TCEQ

To help Republic Services serve you better and to comply with city ordinances, please do not place trash and recycling materials at the curb before 7:00 p.m. on the evening prior to your regular trash / recycling day, and always have your trash and recycling materials at the curb before 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled days. Only tied and bundled brush can be collected. Do not leave trash inside a can/receptacle at the curb.

When not in use, please place garbage and recycling containers behind fences, walls, shrubbery or vegetation to be screened from public view.

Holiday Trash Schedule

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE – Thursday, November 26, 2015:
Normal Thursday trash and/or recycling collection will shift to Friday, November 27

Normal Friday trash and/or recycling collection will shift to Saturday, November 28

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE – Friday, December 25, 2015:
Normal Friday trash and/or recycling collection will shift to Saturday, December 26

NEW YEARS SCHEDULE – Friday, January 1, 2016:
Normal Friday trash and/or recycling collection will shift to Saturday, January 2

WEST of Central Drive EAST of Central Drive
Twice a week trash pick-up is Monday & Thursday Twice a week trash pick-up is Tuesday & Friday
Recycle pick-up will be on Thursday Recycle pick-up will be Friday
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Republic Services will also collect, at no additional charge, kitchen items, household/bedroom furniture, household appliances, hot water heaters, etc.

Brush and limbs will be picked up when securely tied in small bundles not exceeding (4) four feet in length or (50) fifty pounds in weight and placed at curb side with regular garbage.

For non-bundled items stacked curb side, call Republic Services for the fee.

Please Select Here for a Schedule of Free Trash Dumping Days and Directions


Contract Fees:

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
May 1, 2015: $7.70
May 1, 2017: $7.98
May 1, 2019: $8.27

 

RECYCLE COLLECTION:

  Residents Seniors
May 1, 2015 $3.78 $3.21



New Recycling Cart Program


On March 24, 2015, the City Council approved a contract amendment with Republic Services to adopt carts for the recycling program. This amendment also extended the term of the current contract to December 31, 2020. The new 65-gallon carts will allow households to recycle more items each week and have the same footprint as the 18-gallon bins.

The decision to adopt carts followed the results of the Citizen Satisfaction Survey and the completion of a pilot program with Bedford residents. The pilot program participants overwhelmingly endorsed the use of carts after their three-month trial.

Republic will be delivering the new 65-gallon carts during the last two weeks of April. Residents may begin using the carts once received. You have the option to keep the 18-gallon bin for personal use or recycle the bin by placing it at the curb for pick-up. Literature will be included on the expanded items accepted in the recycling program.

Be sure your cart is at the curb by 7:00a.m. to ensure collection.  City Ordinance allows for trash and recycling to be placed curbside at 7:00p.m. the day before pickup.  Carts must be removed within 24 hours after service.  Other than approved collection times, garbage and recycling containers must be located behind fences, walls, shrubbery or vegetation to be screened from public view.

For questions about the program, you may call 817-332-7301 to reach Republic Customer Service. Please visit the website for more information on City codes pertaining to the recycling containers.

What can you recycle at the curb?

To see a complete list of acceptable items, please refer to the lid of your recycle bin.

Hazardous Household Waste

Residents of Bedford may take their hazardous household waste items to the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center free of charge with a voucher from the Water Billing Department. You must call 817-952-2112 to receive a Bedford ECC program voucher, before taking waste to the collection center. A recent water bill must be presented as proof of residency.

Each free voucher to a resident costs our city $47, whether you bring a single item to a truck load.  So spread the word to dispose of household wastes.  Together we can help protect our planet.


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Vital Statistics (Birth and Death Records)

Birth Certificate Application

Death Certificate Application

Bedford offers Full Record certified copies of Bedford births from 1972 to the present and abstracted certified copies of all Texas births (see stipulations below.)   You must complete an application and provide your current identification to obtain certified copies.  Please see the options on the left side to print an application.  We accept cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard debit or credit and Visa debit or credit.

Birth Certificate Death Certificate
Confidentiality 75 years 25 years
Availability

FULL RECORD certified copies for Bedford births only from 1972 – present.

Remote Abstract System -Texas births only for children at least 1 month old and adults born after 1926.

Bedford deaths only from 1972 to present
Fees $23 each – limited to 10 copies in a lifetime First is $21; each extra $4 if ordered at same time – no limit on issuance

We offer certified copies of Bedford deaths only from 1972 to the present. You must complete an application and provide your current identification to obtain certified copies.  Please see the options on the left side to print an application.  We accept cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard debit or credit and Visa debit or credit.

For death records filed in Texas cities other than Bedford, please call Austin toll free at 1-888-963-7111.  Please call us at 817-952-2124 or 817-952-2136 for information regarding birth and death records filed in other states or on U.S. military bases.

NOTICE TO FUNERAL HOMES:  Effective March 1, 2006 - We no longer process death certificates during the hours of 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  If you have an urgent request, please call 817-952-2124 or 817-952-2136 to make arrangements.

AFTER-HOURS BURIAL/TRANSIT PERMITS:  Please call Police Dispatch at 817-952-2127 and they will notify someone in Vital Statistics to help you.

Garage Sales

Here are the upcoming garage sales: Weekend of April 23.

Bedford residents seeking to hold a garage sale must first obtain a permit. An application form must be filled out and returned to the Customer Service Department.

Up to 5 yard signs will be given once the permit is granted. The cost is $10 dollars for three signs and the additional two signs can be purchased for $2.00 each.

 

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