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Littering and bins

We install, maintain and empty 1,800 litter, dog, layby and dual recycling bins throughout Bedford Borough to ensure a clean and safe environment.

Litter bins are emptied at different frequencies depending on their locations.

We empty the majority of our litter bins weekly, and dog bins fortnightly. Town centre litter bins are emptied at least twice a day (including Saturdays and Sundays) and those by local shops are usually emptied on a daily basis. 

Overflowing or damaged street bins

If you see a bin which has been damaged or is overflowing with rubbish please tell us so we can respond.

Report overflowing street bin

Report damaged street bin

Report litter

Use the following to report litter, but please note we do not collect litter from private land.

  • online form
  • call the Environmental Services Helpdesk on 01234 718060

A Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 is issued in the first instance to those caught littering.