Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council is the authority responsible for waste services, recycling, planning and building control, council tax, transport, pot holes, road safety, schools, housing, registration services, licensing, trading standards, food hygiene and community safety. 

CBC Waste Services

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) can be contacted on 0300 300 8000. CBC leave a regular supply of orange sacks, green garden bags and food waste bags at the Town Council offices located in Ampthill Great Park, residents can collect the bags from the Town Council reception area. The opening hours of the Town Council offices are 9.30am to 4.30pm and to 4.00pm on Friday. Please note that you have to complete a short collection form for the bags you collect and you can collect for a family member/friend/neighbour, just have their name and address details handy so you can complete the form on their behalf.


Report HGVs using roads they shouldn't. Some roads are no longer open to HGVs over 7.5 tonnes and are re-routed to more appropriate roads. The weight limit applies to HGVs travelling through the area but of course lorries making deliveries in the area are exempt. To raise awareness of the weight limits Central Bedfordshire Council have been working with local companies, sat nav providers and installed clear signage. They are also working with the police to stop HGV drivers and, where applicable, gave verbal warnings or prosecuted them for contravening the weight restrictions.

They cannot however, watch the roads all the time, so need your help. If you spot a HGV in one of the weight limit zones you can report it and CBC will contact the company and take further action if appropriate.  If you can, please report as much of the following information to [email protected]:

• name of company

• registration number

• date and time

• location and direction

You can check to see the weight limit zones by visiting: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/transport/strategy/weight-limits.aspx

Salt Bins

All CBC highway salt bins have at least two fills during the winter season, one at the beginning and usually one in January or February depending on the severity of the winter weather.