Fortnightly garden waste collections return to Bedford Borough Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

COVID meant that collections have been monthly

From Monday 17 August, Bedford Borough Council‘s garden waste collections will be returning to fortnightly collections.

These collections were suspended and then reintroduced on a monthly basis to ensure that the bin crews could continue an uninterrupted collection of household waste and recycling, whilst ensuring they could social distance.

Now, with crews stabilised the Council is reintroducing garden waste collections on a normal schedule of every two weeks, with the recycling collections. Mayor Dave Hodgson said:

“Our bin crews have worked really hard to keep the household waste, and recycling collections going, alongside a monthly garden waste collection and the special temporary garden waste facility at Oasis Pool.

“Thanks to all their work, we are now able to get back to business as usual and we are confident that our crews can deliver this while staying on top of the priority household waste and recycling collections.

“I know lots of people left notes and pictures expressing your gratitude to theses everyday heroes, and I’d like to add my thanks to yours.”

You can check your collection days at www.bedford.gov.uk/bins. The schedule will return to normal, so the printed calendar for 2020’s bin collections will still be correct.