Garden Waste Collections Restarting

  • Central Bedfordshire Council will be recommencing its garden waste collections from Monday, 1 March 2021.  

With spring just around the corner, the Central Bedfordshire Council are really pleased to be restarting the garden waste collections.  With warmer weather and the opportunity to get out in the garden, it will bring some light relief to get out for some fresh air for gardening spruce up.  The council are providing residents with further information about their recycling options.  This includes ‘what stays in and what stays out’ of their garden waste to help them to continue with their great efforts in supporting recycling within Central Bedfordshire. 

Cllr Ian Dalgarno, the Executive Member for Community Services, said: “Residents are encouraged to read the tags that are currently making the rounds and being attached to their black bins, it will give them all the information they need to know, including what stays in and what stays out of their garden waste.  They’ll be helping their local council as well as the environment by increasing the amount of waste that is recycled and producing compost.”  

“Common contaminants found in garden waste are wood, soil and packaging, these all mean that less garden waste can be turned into nutrient-rich compost and not recycled.  We would also like to encourage residents to utilise their food waste collections or a great, inexpensive and natural option for residents to process food waste at home is to consider home composting.  Residents can find out more about how to purchase subsidised compost bins for their garden by visiting the Central Bedfordshire Council website.”  

If you would like to find out more information about kerbside garden waste collections, recycling and disposal options, please visit

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