Household Waste Recycling Centres (Tidy tips) | Central Bedfordshire Council

Household Waste Recycling Centres (Tidy tips)

What will the tidy tips accept?

Tidy tips reopen from 11 May

See our main tidy tip page for more information as you will need to book a slot before visiting.

Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips) accept:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • cardboard (including corrugated cardboard)
  • green garden waste
  • wood
  • newspaper and paper
  • aluminium cans
  • textiles
  • hard plastics (how we deal with hard plastics)
  • scrap metal
  • electrical applicances
  • TVs, computer equipment etc. (please ensure all personal data is removed from items such as PCs, laptops, smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets and sat navs)
  • white electrical goods
  • household furniture (beds, mattresses, wardrobes, chest of drawers, etc.)
  • carpets and underlays (no carpet tiles)
  • car and household batteries
  • light bulbs
  • used engine and cooking oil
  • gas cylinders (please note: we are unable to accept commercial or industrial cylinders)
  • paint
  • one fridge or one fridge-freezer
  • one freezer
  • tyres
  • mixed recycling

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.