Keep Bedford Beautiful is a program of the City's Beautification Advisory Board, with the purpose of educating and engaging residents and visitors to take responsibility for improving their community’s environment. Keep Bedford Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful.
Upcoming 2024 Events
This list will be updated if additional events are announced.
Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) come from meats, butter/margarine, lard, food scraps, sauces, salad dressings, dairy products, and cooking oil. When F.O.G. goes down the drain, it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog. This can lead to a sanitary sewer overflow where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, lawn, neighborhood, and streets. Not only does this nasty mess cause health issues, but it also can run into a nearby stream or river, which affects drinking water. If pipes become clogged from putting F.O.G. down the drain, it can be a very expensive problem to fix. To avoid household and environmental damage as well as a costly bill, NEVER put F.O.G. down the drain.
Instead of washing grease down the drain, collect liquid grease and oils in a sealable container and recycle it for free. Bedford residents can drop off used cooking oil all year long at Bedford Public Works, 1813 Reliance Parkway, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information or view the F.O.G. webpage.
Water Conservation and Gardening Events
The Tarrant Regional Water District offers outdoor water conservation and sustainable gardening events in communities throughout Tarrant County.