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RECYCLING AND RUBBISH - OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

 

For the second year running, residents in Bedford Borough will be able to obtain a free roll of orange recycling sacks to help them recycle more over Christmas and New Year. 

 

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 plastic and cardboard packaging, so we want to make sure we collect as much as we can.”

 

You can recycle all your gift wrapping, boxes, cards and even your disposable foil trays and Christmas crackers! Any additional recycling in orange sacks, left next to their orange lidded bins, will be collected by our crews.

 

The free orange sacks can be picked up from the following locations, between 14th December 2015 - 5th January 2016:

 

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).

 

Some Parish Council’s will also have a supply of orange sacks to distribute to their villages, please contact your local Parish by searching for them online.

 

Changes to collections over the Christmas and New Year period can be found by searching your postcode at www.bedford.gov.uk/bins. You can then download your full calendar to keep somewhere handy for when the festive period begins. Changes to waste collections due to the holiday start 25th December - 2nd January, so please make sure you check if your normal day has changed.

 

Main changes include:

  • Additional free rolls of orange sacks are being provided to residents to collect from 14th December - 5th January at Bedford Borough Council locations such as the local libraries, Recycling Centre, Customer Contact Centre and Parish Council’s
  • Collection days from 25th December - 2nd January are changing, further details can be found at www.bedford.gov.uk/bins
  • To boost recycling, recycling waste will be collected weekly (rather than fortnightly) for the first weeks of January starting w/c 4th January, including any additional orange recycling sacks, temporarily replacing the green waste collections

 

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

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