News from the Recycling Team
3rd May 2013: Compost Awareness Week
Monday 6th May- Friday 10th May
week is Compost Awareness Week. During this week we will be
promoting our compost subsidies including our exciting new offer
for our Kitchen Composter Twin Pack + Free Compost Converter for
just £25. You may have seen the offer advertised in the Times
and Citizen, so if you want to see the kitchen composters in person
and find out how they work, come and visit us at one of our
- Wednesday 8th May- Milton Ernest Garden Centre
- Thursday 9th May- Town Centre Gourmet Market
- Friday 10th May- Town Centre Flower Market at
Visit our Events and
Displays page to find out more.
For more information about
composting visit our Home Composting page.
9th APRIL 2013: REAL NAPPY CASH BACK
cash back form is available on our Real Nappy page.
When you spend a minimum of £50 on real nappy products (excluding
disposable items) we will give you £25 cash back. All you
have to do is complete the form and post it back to us with
itemised proof of purchase...simple! If you would like more
information about Real Nappies, our cash back offer or to download
your application form, then visit the Real Nappy page.
Please read the terms and conditions carefully:
- Limited to one payment per household irrespective of
- Your name and address will be on a database.
- You must be a resident in Bedford Borough.
- Applies to purchases from 1st April 2013 to 31st March
- Minimum purchases of £50 must not include postage and packaging
- Limited to the first 120 successful applications
26th MARCH 2013: RURAL BULKY WASTE
The calendar for this year's rural bulky waste collections have
now been put online. Visit the Rural Bulky Waste page to find out
19th MARCH 2013: GET COMPOSTING THIS SPRING AND SAVE A
Bedford Borough Council residents still have time to buy a
discounted compost bin, before a price increase comes in at the
start of April.
Spring is an excellent time for composting. With new shoots
appearing, it’s time to clear out winter’s deadwood from planters
and flower beds and a compost bin is a great way to recycle this
decaying vegetation. Over time it will break down to produce rich
nutritious compost that that will put some life back into the
Despite the cold start, Easter is almost upon us and is
traditionally the time when gardeners venture out and lay the
foundations for the promise of warmer weather; a flower filled
garden and home grown veg and salad. So get yours
today. The cheapest compost bin currently on offer through a
scheme run by Bedford Borough Council costs £10 with a £5.49
Compost bins and accessories can be
ordered online: via: http://www.getcomposting.com/
or by calling tel: 0844 571 4444.
MARCH 2013: EXTENDED COMPOST BIN SUBSIDIES
As Spring is fast approaching, we have decided to extend
our compost bin subsidy for the rest of March. We have 2
sizes available and prices start at just £10. But hurry
though, as the prices are set to rise in April.
To order yours or to find out more about what's available, visit
To learn more about how to compost, visit our dedicated
FEBRUARY 8th: NEW LARGE PAPER RECYCLING
Bedford Borough Council’s Waste Services Team are constantly
looking for ways to improve recycling services for the public, and
have recently purchased new containers to improve facilities for
paper recycling at two of our most popular and well used local
recycling sites: Tesco on Cardington Road and Priory Country Park
on Barkers Lane.
Members of the public can already recycle
glass, paper/cardboard, cans/plastic and textiles at both of these
sites. However, the containers used to collect the paper and
cardboard were often damaged making it difficult for members of the
public to use. The locks were often broken enabling non-recyclable
materials to be deposited, which contaminated the load and spoiled
the efforts of others.
The new containers for paper and card are
larger and more tamper-proof thereby improving the service we offer
to the public, keeping the recycling site tidy and ensuring they
are safe, easy and convenient for residents to use.
If you would like more information on local
recycling sites, or recycling in general please follow the links
through to the Rubbish, Recycling and Waste section on the Bedford
Borough Council website – http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ – or
alternatively contact us via email@example.com
or 01234 718060.
Tesco Cardington Road
JANUARY 10th: LOCAL MINI RECYCLING SITE
The Bunyan Centre on Mile Road in Bedford is to be reinstated as
a Mini Recycling Site and residents will be able to recycle their
glass at this site from 10th January. Find out
where your nearest recycling site is by visiting our Local Recycling
JANUARY 5th-12th: REAL CHRISTMAS TREE
We are pleased to welcome back out Real Christmas Tree
Recycling scheme. There are 8 sites set up around the Borough
where you can take your tree for recycling at no cost. The
trees will be collected at the end of the scheme and taken for
shredding and composting. Visit our Christmas Tree
Recycling Page to find out more.
DECEMBER 2012: FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND
The Waste Services Team now has its own dedicated Facebook and
Twitter pages. Why not follow us and keep up to date with all
of our latest news, events and heaps of waste reduction
ideas. Follow the links.