Bin collection dates Christmas and New Year 2019: when rubbish is collected in Bedford over the festive period

It's almost time to uncork th e bottles and tear open the presents.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 5:28 pm

Once the festivities are over though, you may eventually need to do some clearing up.

Make sure you stay on top of the mess with this quick guide to the Christmas and New Year bin collection dates.

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When will the bins be collected over this year’s festive period?

Bedford Council have confirmed that there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

The collection schedule will be slightly different up until Monday 13 January, at which point the normal service will resume.

As the replacement dates will vary to some defree from place to place, Bedford Council’s website allows residents to easily find out when theirs will be.

The council website can also advise you on how to dispose of your Christmas tree. Picture: Shutterstock

Just punch in your address to find out exactly when your bins will be collected over the festive period. You can also download a full calendar of collection dates for next year.

How else can I find out?

If you are feeling more old-school, a physical copy of both the Christmas schedule changes and the 2020 calendar will also be distributed to all residents.

A tag will be attached to the handle of each home’s bin with all of the information.