Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

Temporary closure of recycling centres for maintenance work

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Starting from the end of May until August 2023, we will be temporarily closing three of our household waste recycling centres – Biggleswade, Ampthill and Leighton Buzzard.

These closures will take place consecutively, each for a three-week period, to carry out necessary maintenance work.

To ensure that services continue uninterrupted, we will be closing the recycling centres on different dates to provide residents with alternative locations to visit.

The closure dates are as follows:

Biggleswade: Monday 22 May – Tuesday 13 June, inclusive
Ampthill: Wednesday 14 June – Wednesday 5 July, inclusive.
Leighton Buzzard: Thursday 6 July – Wednesday 26 July, inclusive.

The Thorn Turn site will remain open.

All Central Bedfordshire Council Household Recycling Centres are currently open from 9am until 5pm, 7 days a week.

Lorna Carver, Director of Place and Communities at Central Bedfordshire Council, said:

This essential maintenance is required to ensure our recycling centres remain safe and tidy. During the closures residents are free to use any of our other recycling centres.

We thank residents for their patience and understanding during this time and apologise for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

Further information regarding the closures and locations of each site.