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Christmas Bin Collections

Please see the poster attached for the revised dates of refuse/recycling this Christmas/New Year 2017 Season.
Christmas Bin Collection Dates 2017

Residents are reminded they can recycle wrapping paper, Christmas cards, crackers, packaging and aluminium foil in their kerbside recycling container. Glass jars, wine and beer bottles can be taken to your local bottle bank.

Real Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees will be collected for recycling during week commencing Monday 8 January 2018 until Friday 19th January 2018 only. Once the festivities are over, residents are requested to simply leave their real Christmas tree next to their bin on their normal waste or recycling collection day. Trees should be placed separately (not in any bin or bag) and residents are reminded that no other garden waste will be accepted. Trees should be no taller than 5ft with trunks no greater than 3 inches in diameter.

Alternatively, residents can recycle their real Christmas trees at the Biggleswade Tidy Tip, Bells Brook, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 0NA.
Garden Waste Collections 2017 – 2018

Suspension of Kerbside Garden Waste Collection

Central Bedfordshire Council are temporarily suspending the collection of kerbside garden waste from Monday 4th December 2017 until Friday 2nd March 2018.

The decision to stop the kerbside collection service during the quietest time of the year for garden waste was made as a part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s financial planning process and comes as a result of Government funding cuts. Council Tax alone doesn’t raise enough to cover the services the council provides and so we are focusing on tailoring services to meet periods of high demands, in this case during the growing season.

For more information on the suspension please visit:

Potton Apple Day

Sunday the 24th of September 2017 is Potton Apple Day in St Mary’s Church hall and field . If you have apples, bring them along to turn into juice. If not, come and help with the chopping and pressing and have your apples identified.  It’s thirsty work so CAMRA are on hand with a range of delicious local ciders. They will be live music, a Hog roast and much more.  The fun starts at 12 noon until 4pm, and is free entry.
Potton Apple Day

Four Seasons Market

Four Seasons Market Stalls include a good selection of the very best local produce, typically local meat, beer, vegetables, artisan bread, cheese, and preserves. There is always a selection of crafts, plants, tea and cakes. The Markets runs from 9am to 1pm in the square in the centre of Potton, surrounded by indispensable small shops. For more information, see this link.