Garden waste collection suspended for the winter months

There will be no garden waste collections from Monday, 4 December 2017 until Friday 2, March 2018 inclusive. Residents should to check their last garden waste collection date for their area.

The decision is part of the council’s financial planning process. It comes as a result of Government funding cuts.

Central Bedfordshire Council said that Council Tax alone doesn’t raise enough to cover all the services it provides.

So it is focusing on delivering services that meet the periods of high demand. In this case it means restricting garden waste collections to the growing season.

Residents can use tidy tips or compost at home over the winter

During the suspension, garden rubbish can still be recycled at the council’s recently improved Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips).

Alternatively, residents with enough space in their gardens are encouraged to compost at home.

All Central Bedfordshire residents are eligible for a discount on compost bins and accessories under a council scheme to encourage composting.