Council opens up office as garden waste tip

Easter weekend often heralds the start of tidying up the garden, meaning sacks of green waste need disposing of.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 21st March 2016, 9:22 am
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 9:36 am
Recycling garden waste with Central Bedfordshire Council PNL-160321-095354001
Recycling garden waste with Central Bedfordshire Council PNL-160321-095354001

A temporary garden waste recycling facility will be set up at Central Bedfordshire Council’s offices at Priory House, Chicksands.

The service, which will be open from 9am to 5pm, on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, is an alternative facility to take garden waste while the Ampthill Household Waste Recycling Centre is temporarily closed for refurbishment.

Meanwhile, the usual fortnightly green bag kerbside collection will continue as usual.

Deputy Executive Member for Community Services Councillor Budge Wells said: “With gardens starting to need more attention, coupled with the regular fortnightly kerbside collections, this should meet residents’ needs while the Ampthill site is closed.”

Garden waste can also be taken to the newly-developed Recycling Centre at Bells Brook, Biggleswade, or even home composted using a discounted home compost bin available from the council.

The manned site at Priory House will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm from Saturday 26 March until further notice. Residents are reminded that this temporary site is for green waste only.

Permit systems relating to vehicles and trailers at the other sites will still be in operation.

For more information about recycling centres and waste collections, visit

And for more about home composting and great deals on composting bins, visit or call 0844 571 4444.