CBC Confirm Garden Waste Collections to resume in March


Garden waste collections to resume across Central Bedfordshire



With the gardening season just around the corner, Central Bedfordshire Council will be restarting its garden waste collection service from Monday 28 February, on residents’ next normal recycling collection day. Check your bin calendar for the exact dates of collection.

The council will collect either the two council-issued garden waste bags or one bin per household.

A bin tag reminding residents of their garden waste collections will be attached to bins prior to the first collection. For more information about garden waste collection is on the Council's website.




It is important that residents place the right waste in their garden waste bin or bags, otherwise collections crews may not be able to empty them. 

Garden Waste Bin: Yes please:


·      Grass cuttings

·      Plants and weeds

·      Flowers

·      Prunings

·      Hedge clippings

·      Leaves and bark

·      Pot plants

·      Pond plants

Garden Waste Bin: No thank you: 


·      Food waste

·      Kitchen/general household waste

·      Compostable bags/packaging

·      Soil and turf

·      Rubble and hardcore

·      Wood or glass

·      Animal or pet bedding/waste

·      Plastic bags

·      Plant pots

Residents with enough space in their gardens are also encouraged to home compost. It’s a good way to dispose of and reuse your food and garden waste. It creates nutrient-rich food for your garden and it’s a great way to help the environment. 

Subsidised compost bins and accessories are available from the Council's website.

Alternatively, additional garden waste can be taken to one of the council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres. These are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm. They require no booking, but bring ID to confirm you are a Central Bedfordshire resident