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Annual suspension of household garden waste collections

Once again there will be a winter break for all kerbside collections of household garden waste across Central Bedfordshire. Collections will be suspended for 12 weeks from Monday, 5 December 2022 until Friday, 24 February 2023 inclusive.

Bin collection changes over Christmas and New Year

Waste Christmas wrapping paper

The day we collect your bin will change over the Christmas and New Year period. Please put your wheelie bin or bag out by 7am on the revised collection dates.

Christmas 2022 changes to collections
Usual collection day Revised collection day
Monday 26 December 2022 Tuesday 27 December 2022
Tuesday 27 December 2022 Wednesday 28 December 2022
Wednesday 28 December 2022 Thursday 29 December 2022
Thursday 29 December 2022 Friday 30 December 2022
Friday 30 December 2022 Saturday 31 December 2022
New Year changes to collections for 2023
Usual collection day Revised collection day
Monday 2 January 2023 Tuesday 3 January 2023
Tuesday 3 January 2023 Wednesday 4 January 2023
Wednesday 4 January 2023 Thursday 5 January 2023
Thursday 5 January 2023 Friday 6 January 2023
Friday 6 January 2023 Saturday 7 January 2023

You'll be back to your usual collection day from Monday, 9 January 2023.

Eat, recycle and be merry

Place Christmas cards, wrapping paper and cardboard packaging in your kerbside recycling bin (but not those containing glitter, foil or plastic).

Gone as far as you can with Christmas leftovers? Scrape them into your food waste bin.

All reusable textiles, small electrical appliances, and household batteries can be recycled separately. Place them in a standard-sized unwanted carrier bag and leave them next to your bin.

Recycling Christmas trees

Leave your real tree next to your recycling bin, on your normal collection day, between Monday 9 January and Friday 20 January 2023. Find out more about recycling your Christmas tree.

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