More materials now being accepted at Bedford tip

You can dispose of plasterboard and paint

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:08 pm

From tomorrow (Thursday, May 21), you will be able to dispose of more types of waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane.

You can dispose of the following items:

*Hardcore and rubble - up to three items including broken ceramic tiles, bricks, ceramic sanitary ware eg sinks/toilets. Soil will not be accepted.

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*Plasterboard - up to three sheets


This is for household waste only. Commercial waste is not being accepted at this time.

This is in addition to the material already being accepted which includes:

*General rubbish (eg black lidded bin types of waste)

*Small items of furniture

*Garden waste (eg green lidded bin types of green waste)

*Recycling (eg orange lidded bin types of recycling)

*Small electrical appliances (eg microwaves, kettles, and toasters)

Skips for large pieces of cardboard have also been added, to make it easier for these to be recycled. Make sure any polystyrene or other packaging is completely removed before recycling cardboard items.

Bedford tip is still operating a booking system and you will be asked what you are disposing of when you call for a slot so you can be directed to the right area on site.

To book a slot, call 01234 718013. You will be able to book a slot up to 14 days in advance (subject to availability) and the site will be open between 9am and 5pm, seven days a week.