Order new or replacement bins

Most residents have a set of three bins:

  • a 180 litre black lidded rubbish bin
  • a 240 litre orange lidded recycling bin
  • a 240 litre green lidded garden waste bin

If your bin is lost, stolen or damaged 

You can use the form below to order a replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged bin.

Charges apply to replace lost / stolen bins. 

If you need extra / additional recycling bins

If you have an ongoing requirement for additional recycling bin capacity, you may be eligible for a larger sized 360 litre bin. Requests must be approved by a Council Officer following an audit.

If there are six or more permanent residents in a property, or if there are special circumstances such as residents needing to dispose of medical waste, please request a larger sized bin using the 'order a replacement bin' online form below.

If you are not eligible you can replace your current orange lidded 240 litre bin with a 360 litre bin for a one-off charge of £50.15. Or, you can purchase an additional orange 240 litre bin for a one-off charge of £50.15. Please call us on 01234 718060 to arrange payment.

Please see our Waste and Recycling Operational Policies document (PDF) for more information about how bins are allocated.

Order new or replacement bins online

Use the form below to request new, extra or replacement black / orange / green lidded bins.

Order a new or replacement bin

If you need extra / additional green garden waste bins

You can buy an extra 240 litre green lidded bin for a one-off charge of £50.15. Please call 01234 718060 to arrange payment.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider purchasing a home composter or take your garden waste to a household waste recycling centre.

Orange sacks

Orange sacks are no longer available to collect from Council premises.

Please compact your recycling: crush, squish, stomp on, tear up and make smaller anything you can to fit more into your recycling bin. The more space you save, the more recycling you can fit in.

If the orange lidded bin is full before collection, you can put out extra recycling next to the orange bin in a secure container (like a clear sack or cardboard box) so it does not blow away and this will be collected. Any recycling put out in black bags will not be collected.

If you need assistance with your recycling, please contact recycling@bedford.gov.uk or 01234 718060.