Bins and waste collections
Christmas 2016 collections
Recycling and household waste will be collected one day later than normal between Monday, 26 and Friday, 30 December.
|Monday, 26 December
||Tuesday, 27 December
|Tuesday, 27 December
||Wednesday, 28 December
|Wednesday, 28 December
||Thursday, 29 December
|Thursday, 29 December||Friday, 30 December
|Friday, 30 December||Saturday, 31 December
All household refuse and recycling collections will return to normal from Monday, 2 January 2017.
Residents are reminded they can recycle wrapping paper, Christmas cards, packaging and aluminium foil in their kerbside recycling container. Glass jars, wine and beer bottles can be taken to your local bottle bank.
Real Christmas trees
Real Christmas trees will be collected for recycling during week commencing Monday, 9 January 2017. Once the festivities are over, residents are requested to simply leave their real Christmas tree next to their bin on their normal waste or recycling collection day. Trees should be placed separately (not in any bin or bag) and residents are reminded that no other garden waste will be accepted. Trees should be no taller than 5ft with trunks no greater than 3 inches in diameter.
Alternatively, residents can recycle their real Christmas trees at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.View tidy tips in Central Bedfordshire
About bin collections in Central Bedfordshire
Bins are collected on a fortnightly, alternative, rota (household waste one week, recycling and garden waste the following, and so on.) If you receive a food waste collection, this is collected on weekly basis.
Household waste bins, garden and food waste (if applicable) need to be left at the boundary of your property by 7am on your collection day. Please make sure they don't obstruct the pavements. Once collected, please take your bin back onto your property.
We provide different bins depending on where you live. These are shown in this image (PDF 2.3MB) .
Please note the kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire over the winter months from Monday, 5 December 2016 until Friday, 24 February 2017.
Bin collection day
To find out when your waste bins and recycling is collected:
- select the relevant link from the alphabetical road names list below according to the first letter of your road name
- next to your road name you will find your waste collection day
- to find out what week is either the waste or recycling collection please click on the collection week and the appropriate calendar will show
- if you would like to print the calendar please make sure to select 'print current page' in your print options otherwise the whole document will be printed.