A Central Bedfordshire Council garden waste bag

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

Cllr Ian Dalgarno, 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 Central Bedfordshire Recycling.

Residents who are currently using garden bags are also able to find out more about ordering a garden waste bin via Garden Bins.