Leighton Buzzard 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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Leighton Buzzard Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Shenley Hill Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9LE.

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.

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

Schedule

Leighton Buzzard 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.

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

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Frequently asked questions about Leighton Buzzard Recycling Centre

What goes in the brown recycling bin?

Brown bins are not that common in the UK. However, if the town hall to which you belong has them, this is what you can deposit in these containers:

The brown containers are for mixed recycling in most of the country’s municipalities where this color is issued. These mixed recycling materials include:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Food cans
  • Beverage cans
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Aluminum foil (including trays)
  • Glass bottles and jars

However, you must make sure what type of materials you should deposit in your brown container by contacting your nearest recycling center directly, since in some municipalities the brown containers are intended for organic waste from the garden and food waste.

What rubbish can you take to the tip?

The recycling centers handle different schedules depending on the municipality in which it is located and the capacity and personnel they have. To find out the hours of the recycling center closest to you, you can access this website. Each tip has its own web page, where you can find the opening and closing hours in the “Opening hours” section.

The opening and closing hours usually vary depending on the day of the week, above you can find the working hours for each day of the week.

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 is my nearest rubbish tip?

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.

What time does the tip close near me?

The disposable materials that we generate in our homes, depending on whether they are treated correctly or not, end up in landfills or household waste recycling centers.

A landfill is a site designated to dispose of the waste we generate. Typically, at these designated sites, large holes are built into which garbage is buried.

The recycling centers or household waste recycling centers, are places where recyclable waste is collected, separated and laid up, to be later transferred to another area or facility for recycling or transformation.



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