Central Bedfordshire Council is consulting on possible changes to bin collections to houses in Central Bedfordshire (not flats).

The Council's waste contract comes to an end in 2019 and gives them an opportunity to consider different options for harmonising the service, increasing efficiency and increasing recycling levels.  

The options for change are:

1.  A weekly food waste collection for everyone.  Residents would be supplied with a food waste caddy.  

2.  New options for fortnightly recycling collections, one of which includes a glass collection for everyone.

3.  Collection of domestic waste (black bin) once every three weeks.

4.  Optional year-round fortnightly collection of garden waste, which customers will be charged for.  Approximate charge £40/year.

Waste services remaining unchanged:

  • Separate collection of small electrical items, batteries, textile and large bulky item collections.
  • Clinical waste collections will not change, and will continue to be collected weekly.
  • The four Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips) will continue to open 7 days a week in Ampthill, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade and Dunstable/Thorn Turn.

In order to support residents to recycle, everyone will be able to request a larger recycling bin (up to 360 litres) free of charge.

The Consultation is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 20th April 2018.

For more information or to complete an online questionnaire please go to Central Bedfordshire Council's website using the following link:


Alternatively there are a limited number of hard copies of the questionnaire at the Post Office, Bedford Road, Marston Moreteyne.



15:33, 08 Mar 2018 by Hazel Trustam