Household Waste Recycling Centres (Tidy tips)

Tidy tip opening hours

All Household Waste Recycling Centres (often called 'the tidy tip') are open every day - from 9am to 5pm (including Bank Holidays - changes around Christmas and New year are listed below).

Please arrive 15 minutes before closing time to allow enough time to unload. We will not accept waste after 5pm.

Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 opening hours

Our opening times are:

  • Christmas Eve: 9am - 1pm
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: closed
  • New Year’s Eve: 9am - 1pm
  • New Year's Day: closed

Leighton Buzzard is currently closed for redevelopment.

Keeping sites open during adverse weather

We try and keep our sites open to the public throughout the year, but need to keep the health and safety of both staff and customers’ in mind, particularly during the winter months. Sometimes our tidy tips may have to close at short notice due to bad weather conditions e.g. snow or ice causing slippery surfaces or strong winds causing debris around the site. We will update this page if we need to close a site plus post messages on Facebook (link opens in new window) and Twitter (link opens in new window).

Bulky waste

If you have large / bulky items, which are too difficult to get to the tip, then you can arrange a bulky waste collection. We can also collect fridges and freezers. There are charges for these collections.

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