National Recycling Week
As part of National Recycle Week, which runs from the 18th to
24th June, Bedford Borough Council is encouraging everyone to
remember to recycle while at home and out and about. Officers from
the recycling team will be on hand in Bedford Town Centre on
Wednesday 20th June to answer questions and offer advice, like that
Did you know?
Recycle at home
An extensive range of materials can be recycled in the orange
lidded recycling bins and orange sacks - including all types
of plastic packaging (such as pots, bottles, tubs, trays, bags and
film), paper, card, food and drinks cans, aluminium foil, empty
aerosols and worn out textiles and shoes!
The dual recycling litter bins that are located around the borough
are ideal for recycling items you use when out and about. There are
now 28 of these bins at various busy amenity areas around Bedford
and Kempston, as well as villages including Harrold and
Following a successful trial, Bedford Borough Council’s kerbside
household battery recycling collection now serves all households
across the Borough.
Residents can simply fill their battery bag with used batteries,
seal it and leave it on top of their black refuse bin or on top of
refuse sacks on their day of collection. Battery bags left out for
collection are then replaced by the collection crews.
Recycle your glass
If everyone in England recycled just one more glass jar it would
save enough energy to light 8 million watt light bulbs constantly
for one year!
Glass bottles and jars can be recycled by taking them to your
local glass recycling site. To find your nearest glass recycling
site, check our list of sites online at www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling.
Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and
Transport said; “National Recycle Week serves as a timely reminder
of the importance of protecting our environment and of reducing,
reusing and recycling. Diverting waste from landfill helps to
preserve the local and wider environment and saves taxpayers’
The recycling services for households in Bedford Borough are
extensive and very straightforward, and I would encourage everyone
to make use of the facilities on offer.”
To find out more about Bedford Borough Council’s waste and
recycling services visit www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling
or call Customer Services on 01234 267422.