Redevelopment of Ampthill tidy tip to start in February

Work to redevelop Ampthill Household Waste Recycling Centre in Abbey Lane will start in February. The site will be temporarily closed for up to six months to allow the work to take place, from 5pm Sunday 14 February.

When it reopens in the summer the redeveloped Household Recycling Centre 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.

Councillor Budge Wells, Deputy Executive Member for Community Services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “We have a lot of work to do to create a high standard facility and we will do all that we can to complete the redevelopment work as quickly as possible.

"We are aware that the redevelopment may cause inconvenience for residents but we hope they will appreciate the longer term benefits that the redeveloped site will bring to improve the site and the ability to recycle a wider range of recyclable materials.”

While Ampthill is closed the council is encouraging as many residents as possible to use one of the alternative sites in Central Bedfordshire including our new redeveloped recycling centre in Biggleswade which will reopen at 9am the day after Ampthill closes. There will also be a temporary site to dispose of garden waste once the growing season starts.

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.

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