Trash and Recycling Services

The City has a contract with Republic Services to provide solid waste and recycling collection through December 31, 2025. 

Trash and Recycling Rates

The City provides consolidated billing for this service through your water bill. As of January 1, 2022, customers pay $9.70 a month for solid waste collection (trash, bulk/brush, etc.) and $4.56 a month for recycling. Seniors, 65 and older, are charged the same amount for solid waste collection, but receive a discounted rate of $3.98 a month for recycling. If you are 65 and older and would like to receive the senior recycling discount, please send an email to

Collection Schedule

West of Central Drive

  • Twice-a-week trash pick-up is Monday and Thursday    
  • Recycle pick-up is on Thursday    

East of Central Drive

  • Twice-a-week trash pick-up is Tuesday and Friday
  • Recycle pick-up is on Friday
Please place only normal household trash inside your trash bags. Non-compactible items such as bricks, concrete, and tiles cannot be placed by the curb for normal trash collection. Please see the Bulk and Brush Pick Up webpage for special instructions. 
Trash Schedule Map

City Ordinances

  • 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 6 p.m. on the evening prior to your regular trash/recycling day. 
  • Always have your trash and recycling materials at the curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up days
  • Only tied and bundled brush can be collected. 
  • Plastic bags may be placed inside garbage cans of up to 32 gallons in size to protect against wildlife and elements. However, the bags must be tied and able to be easily lifted from the container.
  • When not in use, please place garbage and recycling containers behind fences, walls, shrubbery or vegetation to be screened from public view.

Free Landfill Days

View the schedule of free trash dumping days and directions. Unfortunately, apartment complexes are considered commercial accounts. Meaning, the complex is a Republic Services commercial customer, and therefore residents of apartment complexes do not have the authorization from Republic Services to participate in the Free Landfill Days. We would suggest reaching out to your apartment to see if their dumpsters are available for excess refuse or join Keep Bedford Beautiful for the annual Chunk Your Junk Bulk Waste Collection event.

2022 Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

  • THANKSGIVING – Thursday, November 24
    • Thursday service will shift to Friday and Friday collections will shift to Saturday. 
  • CHRISTMAS – Sunday, December 25
    • Since this holiday is on a Sunday, service will not be affected. 
  • NEW YEAR'S SCHEDULE – Sunday, January 1, 2023
    • Since this holiday is on a Sunday, service will not be affected.