Waste and recycling

Update: Access to our recycling centres

From 1 November 2023, visitors to our recycling – also known as tidy tips – centres need to provide proof that they live in the Central Bedfordshire.

Find out more about recycling centres

Annual pause of household garden waste collections

Kerbside collections of garden waste are paused every winter, across Central Bedfordshire. The temporary break will take place for a 12-week period from Monday, 4 December 2023 until Friday, 23 February 2024 inclusive. Full details of your final collection can be found on our garden waste page.

Bin collection changes over Christmas and New Year

Bin collection days will shift, and recycling centre hours will change. Visit our bin collections page for updated schedules and opening times.

Find a recycling bank - search by town or village

Advanced search
View list recycling banks