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The Central Bedfordshire Council's website has lists of streets and collection days and can be consulted (see below).
Contractors on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council empty the bins. The grey lid bin is for general rubbish that is not recyclable.The green lid bin is for recyclable material.The green garden bin (click here to order one), or alternatively two green bags, is for garden rubbish.The small brown bin is for food waste bagged in green plastic bags (supplied). A smaller brown bin to collect the food waste is supplied for your kitchen.
Full details on what can (and can't) be recycled go to:-

and view this video What Plastics can be Recycled?

See full details on booking a time slot, restrictions and rules on the Central Beds webpage here.

Any changes to the collection day are advised at Christmas time by means of a ticket attached to your bin.

The official list (by street) of which bin(s) to put out can be seen on this webpage:-

To request a replacement bin telephone 0300 300 8302.

The small brown food waste bin is emptied every week. The other bins are emptied on alternative weeks. See the graphic above which shows which bins are due for collection next.Garden waste (in up to two green bags or alternatively a garden waste bin is collected at the same time as the recycling bin.
NOTE: The garden waste collection is suspended on some occasions and  for several weeks during the winter. See the news panel above for the latest situation.

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This information is for residents of the main Cranfield Village*. If you live on the outskirts of  the village your collection day/and bin type might not be the same.
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Garden waste collections in Cranfield are suspended until 26th February 2024
Graden refuse can be taken to
Ampthill Tidy Tip.
ID checks may now be made to make Central Beds Tidy Tips exclusively for the use of  residents in the Central Beds administrative area (as do neighbouring local authorities). So remember to take proof when visiting. 
Details of opening hours and acceptable proof of residence are available here:-

A Bottle Bank is available in the car park of the Co-op (ex Budgens) in the High Street.  They are emptied every week. If they are full please don't leave bottles on the ground.


These are the various glass types accepted:-

Caps can be left on bottles and lids on jars.


Please dont place kitchenware glass such as drinking glasses or Pyrex dishes, vases, any kind of ceramics, lightbulbs, mirrors or sheet glass in the bottle banks. Please take them to the Ampthill Tidy Tip and place them in the general rubbish containers.

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