Biggleswade Recycling Centre

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Opening Times

  • Monday 9AM–5PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–5PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–5PM
  • Thursday 9AM–5PM
  • Friday 9AM–5PM
  • Saturday 9AM–5PM
  • Sunday 9AM–5PM

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Biggleswade Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Bells Brook Lane, Biggleswade SG18 0NA.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Aerosol
  • Book
  • Car Battery
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Carton
  • Electrical Appliance
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent Tube
  • Foil
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Furniture
  • Garden Chemical
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Household Battery
  • Light Bulb
  • Mattress
  • Mobile Phone
  • Monitor
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shoe
  • Textile
  • TV
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wood

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

Biggleswade Dump is controlled by Central Bedfordshire Council waste management disposal services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Biggleswade Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 9AM–5PM
  • Tuesday: 9AM–5PM
  • Wednesday: 9AM–5PM
  • Thursday: 9AM–5PM
  • Friday: 9AM–5PM
  • Saturday: 9AM–5PM
  • Sunday: 9AM–5PM

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Biggleswade Recycling Centre can be contacted on 0300 300 8302 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

Environment Agency online services

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Frequently asked questions about Biggleswade Recycling Centre

Recycling symbols and what they mean?

Recycling symbols are those images that appear on all kinds of products, articles and packaging so that consumers know what type of waste they are (recyclable or non-recyclable) and what material they are made of.

Recycling symbols are important because they guide us to manage our waste well. However, there are some products and packaging that have not been properly labeled and do not contain a recycling label.

If you have waste that you don’t know how to classify, contact your nearest recycling center.

Where is my local recycling centre?

The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.

The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:

  • Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
  • The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
  • Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.

It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.

How to book an appointment at recycling centre?

To visit a household waste recycling center you need to book an appointment in advance. To book an appointment at your nearest recycling center, you can visit their website and book your appointment online.

If the website of your tip does not have this function enabled, you can contact your nearest tip by phone to schedule your visit to the recycling center. In any of the cases, after your booking, you should receive a confirmation email.

Where to take clothes for recycling?

If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.

You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.

You just have to and put your postal code or address.

How much recycling is actually recycled?

The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.

The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.

The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.



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