Bins and waste collections

Bins and waste collections

Real Christmas trees - update 16 January

Real Christmas trees will only be collected for recycling between Monday, 9 and Friday, 13 January 2017 inclusively. Our waste collection team has been working over the weekend and has now caught up on the scheduled collections from last week. If your Christmas tree hasn't been collected, please contact us on 0300 300 8302 or

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Alternatively, you can recycle real Christmas trees at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (tidy tip).

Leaving your Christmas tree out for collection

Please leave your real Christmas tree next to your bin on your normal waste or recycling collection day. Trees should be placed separately (not in any bin or bag). We will not accept any other garden waste. Trees should be no taller than 5ft with trunks no greater than 3 inches in diameter.

About bin collections in Central Bedfordshire

Bins are collected on a fortnightly, alternative, rota (household waste one week, recycling and garden waste the following, and so on.) If you receive a food waste collection, this is collected on weekly basis.

Household waste bins, garden and food waste (if applicable) need to be left at the boundary of your property by 7am on your collection day. Please make sure they don't obstruct the pavements. Once collected, please take your bin back onto your property.

We provide different bins depending on where you live. These are shown in this image (PDF 2.3MB) .

Please note the kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire over the winter months from Monday, 5 December 2016 until Friday, 24 February 2017.

Read more about the suspension of garden waste collections.

Bin collection day

To find out when your waste bins and recycling is collected:

  • select the relevant link from the alphabetical road names list below according to the first letter of your road name
  • next to your road name you will find your waste collection day
  • to find out what week is either the waste or recycling collection please click on the collection week and the appropriate calendar will show
  • if you would like to print the calendar please make sure to select 'print current page' in your print options otherwise the whole document will be printed.

2017 bin collection days

Road name A (PDF 543.3KB)

Road name B (PDF 547.7KB)

Road name C (PDF 841.1KB)

Road name D (PDF 407.3KB)

Road name E (PDF 292.8KB)

Road name F (PDF 445.1KB)

Road name G (PDF 455.4KB)

Road name H (PDF 471.4KB)

Road name I (PDF 159.1KB)

Road name J (PDF 228.2KB)

Road name K (PDF 197KB)

Road name L (PDF 587KB)

Road name M (PDF 458.7KB)

Road name N (PDF 243.1KB)

Road name O (PDF 250.2KB)

Road name P (PDF 403KB)

Road name Q (PDF 116.7KB)

Road name R (PDF 338.2KB)

Road name S (PDF 342.3KB)

Road name T (PDF 621.2KB)

Road name U (PDF 118.7KB)

Road name V (PDF 315.3KB)

Road name W (PDF 540.9KB)

Road name Y (PDF 98.9KB)

Road name Z (PDF 114.5KB)

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