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of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire
over the winter months.
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.
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
suspension, garden waste can still be recycled at the council’s recently
improved Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips).
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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