Recycling in Bedford Borough's beautiful parks

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Top tips to help keep your bins clean

Here are some top tips to help keep your bins clean: 

  • Recycle as much as possible to reduce the amount of rubbish you need to put in the bin.
  • Reduce your food waste - around a third of all food we buy is thrown away. For ideas on how to reduce food waste, visit
  • Always bag your general rubbish before putting it in the bin.
  • Always keep your bin lid closed.
  • Squeeze air out of waste bags before securely tying and putting in the bin. 
  • If possible, store your bins out of direct sunlight.
  • Clean/wash your bin out regularly using an anti-bacterial cleaner, disinfectant or bicarbonate of soda.
  • Double bag any pet waste and nappies before putting in the rubbish bin.
  • Mix different types of garden waste (such as clippings, grass cuttings and dry woody garden waste) before placing into the green lidded garden waste bin. 

Click here to learn more about producing less waste. 

    Did you know?

    The Household Waste Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane now accepts small amounts of Commercial Waste. For more information on how the service is operated, what waste can be accepted and the pricing structure for disposing of waste at the site please visit our Commercial Waste Centre webpage.

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