220kg Batteries Saved From Landfill

During March, Bedford Borough Council introduced a new battery collection service to 12,500 properties as part of ongoing efforts to increase recycling rates.

The new scheme has had a positive start - after just 3 weeks of collections the Council has collected over 220kg of batteries which could otherwise have been sent to landfill.

Paul Pace, Head of Environment, Bedford Borough Council, said:

“We are delighted at the positive start the new scheme has had. It shows that residents have embraced the new scheme, proving it is straightforward and easy to use. It also means we are increasing our recycling rates and cutting down on the amount sent to landfill.

“All of this puts us in a great position to roll out the scheme out to the rest of the households in the borough over the summer.”

In the meantime, residents who are awaiting the new scheme can still make use of the collection facilities in the Town Hall and Borough Hall reception areas, as well as Bedford’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane. Remember to use reusable batteries wherever possible.

To check whether your street is included in the first phase of this new service, or for more information about the kerbside battery recycling scheme, please visit our website at: www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling or alternatively contact the Recycling Team on 01234 718254 or email them at: recycling@bedford.gov.uk .

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis

9am - 12pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis

On TV: iHeart Sundays

7am - 10am

Watch heart TV

  • Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved



  • Macy Gray I Try



  • John Legend All Of Me



  • Shania Twain You're Still The One



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart 96.9

Follow Heart on Twitter