Trade waste and recycling services
Thorn Turn Household Waste Recycling Centre (tidy tip) is the only site in Central Bedfordshire that offers a 'pay by the weight', cost-effective recycling and waste disposal service to traders.
There are no height restrictions but there is a vehicle weight limit of 3.5 tonnes. We can’t accommodate larger vehicles. The following vehicles will not be permitted access to the site:
- any vehicle with more than 4 wheels
- any trailer more than 1.8m long or 1.2m wide
- any twin axel trailer / tipper
The facility is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, excluding bank holidays.
How much does it cost and how can I pay?
Types and quantities of waste are governed by site rules, our policy, and the on-site permit. All rates and materials are subject to change.
Traders are required to pay the 'weight' after the waste has been deposited.
||Hardcore and rubble
||Wood and timber
||Mixed paper and card
||Mixed textiles and clothes
|Up to 80kg
|81kg to 150kg
|151kg to 250kg
|251kg to 500kg
|501kg to 750kg
|751kg to 1000kg
|Over 1000kg (per tonne, pro rata increase of 0.5)
All rates are inclusive of VAT. Payment can only be made on-site by the following debit or credit cards: Barclaycard, Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro and Apple Pay. We cannot accept cash payments.
What information and documents do I need to provide?
A member of staff will ask you to provide a valid waste carriers licence. This is a legal requirement and any trader/business could be issued with a fine of up to £5,000 if it not registered. To obtain a licence, please apply on the government's website (link opens in new window).
When visiting the site, we will need the following information so that we can complete a waste transfer note:
- type of waste
- type of premises where waste is produced
- how it is contained
- quantity of waste
- name of person depositing the waste
- name and address of company
- address waste was collected from
- waste carrier licence number
- vehicle registration number
- date and time of transfer
We’ll give you a copy of the waste transfer note. Please keep this for your own records.