Biggleswade recycling centre has reopened

Central Bedfordshire Council are pleased to announce the reopening of Biggleswade Household Waste Recycling Centre in Bells Brook.

The site has undergone a complete redevelopment over the last six month as part of a wider investment programme to redevelop all Household Waste Recycle Centres (HWRC) in Central Bedfordshire.

The site is now a modern, two level facility with a new layout, making it easier, quicker and more convenient to use, increasing safety and minimising congestion. Residents are also able to recycle a greater range of materials.

Other benefits include enhanced signage and improved lighting, fencing and security (CCTV), and the removal of all stairs provides easier and safer access to the containers.

Residents are able to take a tour of the new flagship Household Waste Recycling Centre in Biggleswade on the council’s website.

Councillor Budge Wells, Deputy Executive Member for Community Services said: “The redevelopment of the recycling centre was a collaborative effort and so far we have received a great deal of positive feedback.

“I am delighted with the build quality and how we have future proofed Biggleswade HWRC, to make sure it is suitable for years to come. I hope that residents will see that the council is constantly striving to improve the way in which it can deal with household waste.

“I would like to thank Atkins for their innovative design of the site, Modplan for the expert construction of the facility and council officers for managing the project and ensuring that it was delivered on time and within budget.”

Ampthill Household Waste Recycling Centre in Abbey Lane is now in the process of being redeveloped. The Ampthill site closed on Sunday (14 February) and will undergo a similar transformation as Biggleswade HWRC. The closure will be for up to six months and there will also be a temporary site to dispose of garden waste which will commence once the growing season starts. We appreciate not everyone will be able to home compost their garden waste; therefore residents will be able to dispose of their garden (green) waste at The Council Office, Monks Walk, Chicksands, SG17 5XY. The service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays only, the commencement date and times to be confirmed nearer the time via the local press, the council website and social media.

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 reopened on Monday, 15 February.

For more information about the redevelopment of Household Waste Recycling Centres or for other advice on disposing of household waste, visit the council website.

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