2016 Bedford Borough Loose Leaf Pickup


The Borough of Bedford will begin the annual collection of loose leaves on Monday, October 31st, weather permitting.  To facilitate collection by workers, most property owners and tenants should rake their leaves directly onto the edge of the street, adjacent to the curb/edge of the street.  Only property owners and tenants whose lands are located near to and upstream of a stormwater catchbasin or are located in an area prone to street flooding after severe rainstorms are to place loose leaves along the curbing/edge of the street but not on the street.  Tree/shrub limbs, grass, flower/garden plants, rocks, blacktop, garbage, and rubbish, etc. should not be mixed in with the leaves as these items become lodged in the leaf vacuum hoses and cause unnecessary downtime.

If bagging leaves, do NOT use plastic bagsOnly leaves placed in recyclable paper bags will be collected.

The public is advised that it is illegal to burn leaves or any other material on the streets.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager


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As a result of the low flows in the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, created by the ongoing lack of sustained precipitation in the River’s watershed west of Bedford, the Bedford Borough Water Authority has issued a Mandatory Water Conservation Notice.

The following water uses are considered nonessential and are prohibited during this emergency.

Prohibited Water Uses:

  • Watering lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs and outdoor plants.
  • Watering golf courses.
  • Washing paved surfaces, such as streets, sidewalks, driveways, garages, parking areas, tennis courts and patios.
  • Operating water fountains, artificial waterfalls and reflecting pools.
  • Washing vehicles
  • Serving water in eating places unless specifically requested by the individual.
  • Filling and topping off swimming pools.

Updates on this situation will be provided to the public as conditions warrant.

Questions should be directed to the Bedford Borough Manager at telephone 623-8192. Barbara E. Diehl Borough Manager