Redevelopment of Ampthill tidy tip to start in the New Year
Work to redevelop Ampthill Household Waste Recycling Centre in Abbey Lane will start in the New Year after the Biggleswade site reopens. The site will be temporarily closed for up to six months to allow the work to take place.
The Ampthill redevelopment is part of a wider investment by the council to modernise and improve Household Waste Recycling Centres across Central Bedfordshire to ensure they’re easy to use and equipped to meet future needs as demands increase due to a growing population.
When the Biggleswade site reopens in the New Year it will have an improved layout and a modern split-level design that will allow residents to more easily dispose of their waste into containers from an elevated platform. Residents will also be able to recycle a wider range of materials there. The Ampthill site will then be closed and will follow suit in terms of its new modern design.
Councillor Budge Wells, Deputy Executive Member for Community Services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: "We understand the redevelopments may cause inconvenience for residents but we hope they will appreciate the longer term benefits that the redeveloped sites will bring in terms of improved safety, better access throughout the sites and the much improved traffic flow.
"Although we have a lot of work to do to create high standard facilities for our residents, we are doing all that we can to complete the redevelopments as quickly as possible to reduce disruption for residents."
While Ampthill is closed the council is encouraging as many residents as possible to use one of the alternative sites in Central Bedfordshire including the new redeveloped recycling centre in Biggleswade which will reopen before Ampthill closes. There will also be a temporary site to collect garden waste once the growing season starts.