Tidy Tip reopens to vans and trailers as capacity increases


For the first time since the end of March, vans and most trailers will be able to return to Bedford’s household waste recycling centre.

More vehicles will be able to access the site and more booking slots will be available for anyone looking to drop off their waste and recycling.

From Thursday (17 September), the number of available slots at the Tidy Tip has been increased, providing a further 448 slots a week.

Cllr Charles Royden, Environment Portfolio holder said, “Our top priority is the safety of everyone using the site.

“While we are not able to return to complete normality we are continuing to monitor the site and guidance closely so that we can make changes like these which will increase access for local residents.”

For the latest information about the household waste recycling centre and to book a slot visit www.bedford.gov.uk/hwrc

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