Refuse & recycling collections over the 2018/2019 Christmas and New Year period.

Garden Waste

All kerbside garden waste collections will be suspended between Monday, 10 December 2018 and Friday, 1 March 2019 inclusive.
The last collection will take place on Friday, 7 December and will resume on Monday, 4 March 2019.

Wheelie Bin Collections (24 Dec to 4 Jan 2019)
Refuse & recycling collections over the 2018/2019 Christmas and New Year period.

Please put your usual wheelie bin or bag out as normal by 7am on the revised collection dates below.
Refuse and recycling collections will resume as normal on Monday, 7 January 2019.


Recycle your real Christmas tree.

Simply leave your real Christmas tree NEXT to your recycling bin on your normal collection day between Monday, 7 January and Friday, 18 January 2019.
Please ensure it’s placed separately and not in any bin or bag - No other garden waste will be accepted.
Trees should be no taller than 6ft (1.8m) with trunks no greater than 3 inches (75mm) in diameter.
Alternatively, you can recycle it at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre

Please recycle all your Christmas cards, wrapping paper and cardboard packaging.
Don’t forget you can recycle your reusable textiles, small electrical appliances and household batteries separately.

For more details please visit:


Scheduled collection 2018
Revised collection 2018

Monday, 24 Dec.

Saturday, 22 Dec.

Tuesday, 25 Dec.

Monday, 24 Dec.

Wednesday, 26 Dec.

Thursday, 27 Dec.

Thursday, 27 Dec.

Friday, 28 Dec.

Friday, 28 Dec.

Saturday, 29 Dec.

Monday, 31 Dec.

No change







Scheduled collection 2019
Revised collection 2019

Tuesday, 1 Jan.

Wednesday, 2 Jan.

Wednesday, 2 Jan

Thursday, 3 Jan.

Thursday, 3 Jan

Friday, 4 Jan.

Friday, 4 Jan.

Saturday, 5 Jan.







Central Bedfordshire Household Waste Recycling Centres:

Our sites are open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm except Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 9am-1pm.

They’re closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.
For information about collections, updates during adverse weather and information about the Household Waste
Recycling Centres visit:
Call 0300 300 8302 or email

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