Normal refuse collection times binned in Bedford until January 14

Bedford residents shouldn't expect their bins to be emptied on the usual day.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 1:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:15 am
Refuse bins in a Hampden Park street waiting to be emptied . July 1st 2013 E27069P ENGSUS00120130107121524

That’s the message from Bedford Borough Council who say that everything should be back to normal in about three weeks’ time.

Bin collections will not be carried out on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

That means things will be ‘slightly different’ over the festive period.

They add that collections are expected to return to normal by Monday, January 14.

The council says residents should be able to refer to a tag placed on their bin. It has details of the changes and a collection calendar for next year.

Bin collection days and changes over Christmas can also be checked at

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport said “Take a moment to check your bin collection calendar over Christmas and New Year.

“These changes mean we won’t be disturbing residents over the festive bank holidays, but we apologise for any inconvenience these changes may cause.”

To get alerts about bin collections, and tips for Christmas recycling, residents can sign up to the council’s email bulletins at