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Recycle Week 2018: We Do, Becauce It Matters Unusual Suspects Plastic

Recycle Week 2018 is here, reminding people across the country of the importance of recycling and protecting the environment.

From Blue Planet II, to major developments towards reducing unnecessary plastic, this year people have been motivated to care about the environment in a way they never have before.

According to RecycleNow, it’s estimated that an average of 35.8 million plastic bottles are used every day across the UK but only 19.8 million are recycled each day. This means there are on average 16 million plastic bottles a day not making it into a recycling bin.

This Recycle Week see how many Unusual Suspects you can find around the home to fill your recycling bin. From yoghurt pots in the kitchen to an empty shampoo bottle in the bathroom, give items a quick rinse before they go into your recycling bin.



15th March 2018 - Bin collection update

Following the disruption to collections due to snowfall, all collections are now up to date. Rubbish, Recycling and Garden Waste collections are being completed as scheduled.


12th March 2018 - Bin collection update

Waste and Recycling collections are taking place as normal today. We are continuing to collect delayed green garden waste bins. If your green garden waste bin has not been collected please leave it out and we will collect it as soon as possible.


9th March 2018 - Bin collection update

Waste and Recycling collections are taking place as normal today. Following the snow last week all bins have been caught up with the exception of the Garden Waste (green lidded) bins. The Crews have started to collect the missed green bins and will catch up through the rest of this week including Saturday 10th March. Please leave your green waste bin out for collection and we will collect these as soon as possible. All collection will be back to normal on Monday 12th March 

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




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