More chances to recycle with extended opening hours
Bedford’s Household Waste Recycling Centre opening hours are
changing from 1st April 2012.
The HWRC on Barkers Lane will remain open 7 days a week and will
continue to provide recycling facilities for a huge range of
materials. The centre will now be open until 7pm on Saturdays to
enable local residents to use the centre for longer at the
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment &
Transport, said: “The Household Waste Recycling Centre provides an
excellent service for local residents and recycles a huge range of
materials in a safe and convenient set up.
“We are extending the opening hours on Saturday to enable local
residents to recycle for longer and at a time which suits them.
This, in turn, will help to further increase local recycling
“The extended opening hours come into effect on 1st April 2012
and continue until 30th September.”
The Barkers Lane site is open seven days a week all year round,
excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Householders are requested to arrive 10 minutes before closing time
to allow time to unload (as no waste will be accepted after that
time). The site will fully close 10 minutes later. If on site
before “last entry time” residents will have time to recycle and
dispose of their waste.
For information on which materials can be taken to the HWRC, visit
the Council website at:
Barkers Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre opening
times, as of 1st April 2012 and continuing until 30th September
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm