The amount of Black Bin Waste per Household has fluctuated in recent years due to a programme of works to improve the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across Central Bedfordshire. Biggleswade, Ampthill and Leighton Buzzard Household Waste Recycling Centres have been developed and reopened to the public. Feedback from residents using the new sites has been very positive. While these centres were closed for development however, it has impacted the amount of waste going into black bins.
The latest data reported in March 2017 showed each household produced an average of 142.88 kg of black bin waste. This is an increase of waste on previous quarters but reflects the increase always seen in March results. This is because Green waste collections do not run over the winter and this impacts the results against this measure.