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Kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire over the winter months.

The collections will be suspended from Monday, 4 December 2017 until Friday 2, March 2018 inclusive. Residents are encouraged to check their last garden waste collection date for their area, which will be either the week commencing Monday 20 or Monday 27 November.

The decision to stop the kerbside collection service during the quietest time of the year for garden waste was made as part of the council’s financial planning process, and comes as a result of Government funding cuts. Council Tax alone doesn’t raise enough to cover all the services the council provides, and so the council focuses on delivering services that meet the periods of high demand, in this case restricting garden waste collections to during the growing season. 

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

During the suspension, garden waste 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.

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BAGS etc.

Please note Biggleswade Town Council supply the following on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council and can be collected from our offices in Saffron Road, Biggleswade and also The Orchard Community Centre, Kings Reach:


  • Orange bags
  • Pink bags (where required)
  • Green garden bags
  • Food waste bags
  • Small brown food waste bins (for inside)
  • Large brown food bins (for food collection)


We do not supply wheelie bins - these can be requested by ringing 0300 300 8302 or visiting the Job Centre Plus, High Street, Biggleswade whereby CBC staff are situated.



For all aspects of "Waste Services" provided by Central Bedfordshire Council please see the following listings:

Bin collections
Waste & recycling services
Food waste services
Tidy Tip (HWRC) opening hours
Bulky waste collections
Clinical collections
Home composting
Bin hygiene

or visit their website: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling for more information.  Alternatively telephone 0300 300 8302 for further assistance.

Thank you.