Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development




Electricity is provided through three different companies, depending on the location to be served. These include American Electric Power (AEP), the Town of Bedford, and Southside Electric Cooperative.

To view energy plans being offered in the AEP service area, visit Save On Energy’s website here.

Natural Gas

Columbia Gas Services provides natural gas along U.S. 221 in the Forest area and on Perrowville Rd. up to TEVA Pharmaceuticals.

Solid Waste/Recycling

Bedford County provides solid waste collection and recycling, as well as a modern sanitary landfill, a materials recycling facility, and environment education programs.

You may apply for a landfill and collection center use permit or call the Solid Waste Department at (540) 586-7956. Learn more here.

Water & Sewer

Bedford Regional Water Authority. View existing BRWA water and sewer rates + connection fees.


Telephone, cable and broadband services are provided by Verizon, Cox Communications, Shentel, Lumos Networks, Exede, DIRECTV, DISH, and Comcast. For additional information on which service provider works best for you or your business, visit

If you have questions regarding your existing service with Verizon, please visit .