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Christmas waste and recycling

CHRISTMAS RUBBISH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

Free rolls of orange recycling bags to help boost recycling over Christmas

 

This year residents in Bedford Borough will be able to obtain a free roll of orange recycling bags to help them recycle more over Christmas and New Year. 

 

The free orange sacks can be picked up from the following locations between the 15th December 2014 and the 9th January 2015: Bedford Central Library, Putnoe Library, Wootton Library, Bromham Library, Kempston Town Library, the Customer Service Centre (Horne Lane, Bedford), and the Household Waste Recycling Centre (Barkers Lane, Bedford). Extra sacks of orange recycling can be left beside bins and will be collected throughout January 2015.

 

During the first two weeks of December, Bedford Borough Council will be supplying every household with an updated bin collection calendar for 2014/15 in the form of a ‘bin tag’ – highlighting key dates over the festive period where there will be changes to collections as well as collection dates up to November 2015.

 

Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, said: “This year we are making it a priority to encourage as much recycling as possible during Christmas and New Year. Many households accumulate more recycling over the Christmas period such as wrapping paper and packaging, so we are making free rolls of orange sacks available for residents to use when their orange bin is full. This additional recycling will be collected by our crews throughout January.”

 

Main changes include:

 

  • To boost recycling, recycling waste will be collected weekly (rather than fortnightly) for the first three weeks of January starting w/c 5 January, including any additional orange recycling sacks
  • Garden waste collections will resume towards the end of January. The Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane will still accept garden waste throughout January.

 

To find out more about waste and recycling, and check your Christmas collection days, visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling or call us on 01234 718060.

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