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13th December 2017 - Real Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree recycling 2017

If you are celebrating Christmas this year with a real Christmas Tree, did you know you can recycle it in the New Year?  Once the festivities are over and the decorations have been taken down, you can take your real christmas tree to one of our collection points for recycling, between 30th December and 12th January. Click here for a list of locations where you can recycle your tree. 


27th October 2017 - Halloween recycling

With Halloween just around the corner, don't forget your foil treat wrappers can be endlessly recycled if you pop them into your orange lidded bin. Other item which are eerily easy to recycle can be found here. Halloween recycle foil 2017


25th September - 1st October 2017: Recycle Week 2017

This week is Recycle week and its a great opportunity to take a fresh look at your recycling habits. Find out more online or follow Recycle for Bedford Borough on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates this week.

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August 2017: August Bank Holiday Bin Collections

Waste and recycling collections will continue as normal on bank holiday Monday. If your collection day is Monday remeber to place your bins out for collection as usual. To check your bin collection day please have a look on our collection day finder.

June 2017: Commercial waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centre

Small amounts of commercial waste can now be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Barkers Lane, Bedford. Please visit our Commercial Waste Centre webpage for more information on how the service is operated, what waste can be accepted and the pricing structure for disposing of waste at the site.

May 2017: New recycling site at Prebend Street Car Park

Prebend recycling siteA new mini recycling site for glass bottles and jars has been installed at Prebend Street Car Park. Please bring along your household glass bottles and jars for recycling.

For a full list of mini recycling sites across Bedford Borough please click here




12th December 2016: Orange sacksorange bin for the festive period

To encourage as much recycling as possible over Christmas and New Year residents can collect 10 free orange sacks from the following locations, between 12th December 2016 - 6th January 2017:

Bedford Central Library, Putnoe Library, Wootton Library, Bromham Library, Kempston Town Library, the Customer Service Centre (Horne Lane, Bedford), and the Household Waste Recycling Centre (Barkers Lane, Bedford).

Some Parish Council’s will also have a supply of orange sacks to distribute to their villages, please contact your local Parish by searching for them online.

Orange sacks can be filled with all of your extra recycling (such as gift wrapping, boxes, cards) and put out next to your orange lidded recycling bin for collection.

November 2016: Garden Waste Collections

The last garden waste collections of the year will take place over the next few weeks and the service will stop for this year on 30th November; collections will resume in March next year.

Check your collection calendar for the last scheduled green garden waste collection for your postcode.

To find out more about other ways to dispose of your waste please click here.

For more infomation about the recent changes to bin collections please click here

22nd March 2016: Stay Connected

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14th March 2016: Recycling Site - Sainsbury's Clapham Road

Sainsbury’s are taking control of their recycling sites across the UK, as a result Bedford Borough Council will be removing the recycling containers which are currently at Sainsbury's, Clapham Road. This will be taking place over Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March.  

Please do not leave any recycling onsite, please use an alternative location until the new containers are installed. To find other recycling sites around Bedford Borough please visit our Local Recycling Sites webpage.


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