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A winter break for all garden waste collections in Central Bedfordshire

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Once again, in 2019 there will be a winter break for all kerbside collections of household garden waste across Central Bedfordshire.

The collections will be suspended from Monday, 9 December 2019 until Friday, 28 February 2020 inclusive. Please check your last collection date for your area, which will be either the week commencing Monday, 25 November or Monday, 2 December.

Throughout these months, only very low volumes of garden waste are collected and it is therefore not cost effective to provide the service during these months.

During the break in service, garden waste can still be recycled at our four Household Waste Recycling Centres which are open seven days a week from 9am until 5pm, including bank holidays.

Residents with enough space in their gardens are encouraged to home compost. We encourage home composting by offering all residents a discount on compost bins and accessories.

Find out more about changes to your garden waste collection.