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Recycling centres

Tidy Tips in Luton

Both Household Waste Recycling Centres (Tidy Tips) remain open while in national lockdown. The sites are operating with limited capacity to allow ​social distancing measures. Be prepared to queue for the entry to the site. Do not visit the site if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or tested positive.

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If you have extra rubbish and/or your recycling won't go into one of your collection bins, you can take it to one of our household waste recycl​ing centres (the 'tidy tip'). You​ will n​eed a permit if you are in a van, trailer or larger vehicle (see waste permits and vehicle restrictions ​below).

​​If you have smaller recycling items, or you do not receive glass box collections, you can visit one of our neighbourhood recycling centres.​  ​

Household waste and recycling centres (tidy tip)

Staff at household waste recycling centres will be spot checking visitors on arrival to make sure they are Luton residents. A recent bill or driving licence will be accepted as ID.

There are two household recycling centres in Luton located in Eaton Green and Progress Way. Here are their addresses and opening times: 

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Address:

    Eaton Green Road
    Wigmore
    LU2 9RT
Opening times:
    Monday: 9am to 7pm
    Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
    Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
    Thursday: closed
    Friday: 9am to 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 5pm
    Bank holiday Mondays: 9am to 7pm

Address:

    Progress Way
    Luton
    Sundon
    LU4 9TR
Opening times:
    Monday: 9am to 7pm
    Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
    Wednesday: closed
    Thursday: 9am to 5pm
    Friday: 9am to 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 5pm
    Bank holiday Mondays: 9am to 7pm

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Waste permit and vehicle restrictions

Due to the ongoing Covid - 19 social distancing requirements, we have implemented temporary measures and waste restrictions to allow vans and trailers depositing household waste safe access to our Tidy Tips.

Do I need a permit?

If you're driving a van, pick-up tr​uck or trailer you will need a permit. Only one visit per month will be allowed with all permit slips taken by site staff.

Before you begin

You will need your car registration details.
If it is a hired car, you will need to bring the documents when you come to the tip. 

What you need to know

You can't apply for a new permit until your current one runs out.
We will post your permit within approximately 2 to 3 working days.

Please read these amended permit access terms and conditions before visiting the site.

Site access for vans and trailers will be only available on the following days and times due to space restrictions:
  • all day Sunday
  • Monday between 3pm and 6pm
If you arrive at any other time, you will be turned away. Please be aware that you may have to queue if the van/trailer bay is occupied.

Apply for a permit online

 

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Neighbourhood recycling centres

If you have smaller recycling items, or your do not receive glass box collections, you can visit one of our neighbourhood recycling centres.

There are a number of small, locally placed recycling banks across the town, which you can visit at your convenience. This is to dispose of small quantities of recyclables, such as glass bottles and jars, tins and cans, plastic bottles and in some cases, clothing.

Please make sure you place these items in the correct bins and not beside them, as items on the street count as fly-tipping and will not be collected. 

Visit Recycle Now to help you find where to recycle a specific item, what to put in your recycling at home and find your nearest recycling locations.

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