Ampthill tidy tip closes for six months for redevelopment

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A busy recycling centre will be closed for six months while improvements are made.

The Ampthill Household Recycling Centre, in Abbey Lane, will shut in the New Year for redevelopment, with users advised to travel to other tidy tips in the county.

The Ampthill redevelopment is part of a wider investment by Central Bedfordshire Council to modernise and improve Household Waste Recycling Centres across the area to ensure they’re easy to use and equipped to meet future needs as demands increase due to a growing population.

Similar improvements are due to be completed in Biggleswade, where the site will reopen in the New Year with an improved layout and a modern split-level design that will allow residents to more easily dispose of their waste into containers from an elevated platform.

Residents will also be able to recycle a wider range of materials there.

The closure of the Ampthill site will coincide with Biggleswade re-opening.

Central Bedfordshire’s Deputy Executive Member for Community Services Councillor Budge Wells said: “We understand the redevelopments may cause inconvenience for residents but we hope they will appreciate the longer term benefits that the redeveloped sites will bring in terms of improved safety, better access throughout the sites and the much improved traffic flow.

“Although we have a lot of work to do to create high standard facilities for our residents, we are doing all that we can to complete the redevelopments as quickly as possible to reduce disruption for residents.”

For more information about the redevelopment of the Household Waste Recycling Centres or for other advice on disposing of household waste visit the council website www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/redevelopment