Bins and waste collections

Waste and bin collections for Central Bedfordshire

You can find out about:

Christmas refuse and recycling collections

Refuse and recycling collections over the 2018/2019 Christmas and New Year period
Scheduled collection day
Revised collection day
Monday, 24 December
Saturday, 22 December
Tuesday, 25 December
Monday, 24 December
Wednesday, 26 December
Thursday, 27 December
Thursday, 27 December
Friday, 28 December
Friday, 28 December
Saturday, 29 December
Monday, 31 December
No change - collection as normal today
Tuesday, 1 January
Wednesday, 2 January
Wednesday, 2 January
Thursday, 3 January
Thursday, 3 January
Friday, 4 January
Friday, 4 January
Saturday, 5 January

Please remember to put your wheelie bins or bags out, as normal, by 7am on your revised collection day.
Recycling and refuse collections will resume as normal from Monday, 7 January 2019.

Bin collections

Bins are collected on an alternate weekly basis.

One week we will collect your black lidded rubbish bin, and the following week your recycling and garden waste will be collected.

If you receive a food waste collection, this is collected on a weekly basis.

Putting out rubbish for collection

On collection day:

  • leave bins / garden waste sacks at the boundary of your property by 7am
  • check bins / garden waste sacks don’t obstruct the pavement
  • don't overload bins - garden waste bags have a weight limit of 10kg (see map below); wheelie bins have a weight limit of 85kg (see map below) - bins which are considered too heavy for safe handling and emptying will not be emptied (even if they weigh less than 85kg)
  • take your containers back onto your property once they've been collected

If you put your rubbish out and we don't collect it, you can report a missed bin collection. We explain how to do this and possible reasons for why collection wasn't made e.g. wrong bin out on the wrong day.

Help putting waste out

We will help residents who are unable to move their waste and recycling containers to the normal collection point (highway boundary) themselves and do not have anyone living at the address who is available to assist. Find out about assisted bin collection.

Bins and sacks we use

We provide different bins depending on where you live. These are shown in this image.

Bin collections

Bin collection day

To find out when your waste bins and recycling is collected:

  • select the relevant link from the alphabetical road names list below according to the first letter of your road name
  • next to your road name you will find your waste collection day
  • to find out what week is either the waste or recycling collection please click on the collection week and the appropriate calendar will show
  • if you would like to print the calendar please make sure to select 'print current page' in your print options otherwise the whole document will be printed.

2018 bin collection days

2019 bin collection days

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