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We believe in the concept of using less, reusing more, and converting the materials we reclaim into new resources or energy. Our recycling program is one example of how that concept is becoming a reality.

Pick-up will be every OTHER week

All households in Bedford Park will receive one 65-gallon container.

All recycling must be placed in the alley by 6:00 am on the collection day.

The recycling toter should be placed in the alley every other week.

Due to the automation of the recycling truck, please keep recycling toters at least three feet from other toters, mailboxes and parked cars.

Acceptable Items:


  • Newspapers, newsprint, mixed paper
    and junk mail
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Chipboard boxes (cereal, shoe, beverage cartons)
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Phone books
  • Magazines
  • Pizza boxes


  • Clear jars and bottles
  • Green jars and bottles
  • Blue jars and bottles
  • Brown jars and bottles


  • Food and beverage cans (rinse and remove labels)
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Metal
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pie tins


  • PET #1 – 2-liter or other size beverage containers
  • HDPE #2 – milk and water jugs, laundry and household detergent bottles
  • PVC #3 – vegetable oil bottles, window cleaner and detergent bottles
  • LDPE #4 – food grade bottles
  • PP #5 – yogurt cups and syrup bottles
  • Other #7 plastics

Non-Acceptable Items:


  • Windows
  • Plate glass
  • Dishes
  • Ceramics
  • Glass cookware
  • Light bulbs


  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Fax machines


  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam products such as take-out containers or plates
  • Bottles that contained motor oils
  • Bottles that contained pesticides
  • Bottles that contained chemicals