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Dispose of your rubbish correctly

Putting the right rubbish in the right bin​ helps us to recycle properly. It is your responsibility to put the right things in the right bin. We won't collect bins with the wrong types of rubbish in them.

What you put in each bin is determined on whether you live in a flat or house. Have a look to see what rubbish goes where.

Different properties have a different selection of bins. Flats receive weekly refuse collections and fortnightly recycling collection.

Please put all your rubbish inside the bins provided, side waste will not be collected.

 

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Taking items to the tidy tip

We have two household recycling centres (tidy tips) in Luton:

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Address

Eaton Green Road tidy tip
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
Good Fridays: 9am to 5pm

Address

Progress Way tidy tip
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
Good Fridays: 9am to 5pm

We are open all year round except Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year’s day when we are closed. 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.

 

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Bulky waste collection

If you have extra rubbish that won't go into one of your collection bins and you are unable to it to one of our household waste recycling centres (tidy tips) or you can arrange for a bulky waste collection.

The following are some examples of bulky waste:

  • bikes, pushchairs and prams
  • children's toys and equipment. For example, play house, cot, highchair
  • domestic waste – excess black bag waste. Three black sacks are equal to one individual item
  • exercise equipment (excluding running machines)
  • fridge / freezer – please note we are only able to accept domestic appliances
  • home furnishings garden furniture and small outdoor toys

Bulky item collection

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Check your waste carrier is registered

If you've arranged for an independent waste carrier to take your bulky items away, check they are registered on the Environment Agency website. If you don't and your waste is flytipped, you could be fined or prosecuted. Don’t get caught out, always make sure your waste is disposed of properly.

 

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