Winter break for garden waste collections

Kerbside collections of household garden waste will pause as usual during the winter months across Central Bedfordshire.

Garden waste collections will be suspended for 12 weeks from Monday 4th December 2023 until Friday 23rd February 2024 inclusive. Potton’s final collection will be on Friday 24th November, and will resume on Friday 1st March 2024. During this period, all other waste collections will operate as normal.

Over the winter, very low volumes of garden waste are collected so it is not cost-effective or environmentally friendly to provide the service during these months. Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is encouraging residents to  sign up for email alerts  to receive timely notifications about the resumption of garden waste collections and other waste service changes throughout the year. For more information about garden waste and collection dates you can also visit:

During the break, garden waste can still be recycled at any of CBC’s four Household Waste Recycling Centres which are open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, including bank holidays. For further details, including the opening times over the Christmas and New Year period, please visit:

Residents with enough space in their gardens are encouraged to home compost and can access tips and advice on CBC’s website. 

Residents can also prepare for the festive season by following the CBC’s social media and checking the website for collection dates throughout the Christmas period:

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