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.
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to reducing the amount of household waste sent to landfill and aims to reduce the amount produced during the same three months in the previous financial year. The latest data reported in December 2017 showed each household produced an average of 135 kg of black bin waste. This is an increase and a trend seen by most of our neighbouring authorities and those in the eastern region. This is likely to be due to the improving economy encouraging purchasing and resulting in additional waste. A behaviour change campaign was launched in November 2017 to help encourage increased recycling by residents.