What a load of rubbish!

There’s no getting away from it, more time at home with far less to do has resulted in lots of households up and down the county having that ‘big lockdown spring clean’.

Add in the additional food cooked and eaten at home and there’s no doubt that rubbish has been a bit of an issue for us over the last few weeks.

And while your local authority has continued to collect your refuse as normal you’ve probably spotted that bin stores are fuller than usual.

The good news is that there are some simple steps we can take to make rubbish a bit easier to manage during these unusual times:

  • Consider where you leave your black bags – even if the bins are fuller than usual they’re the right place to leave your rubbish, you might need to push yours down to fit it in
  • Please bag your waste sensibly and tie the bags tightly
  • If you have bigger items to throw away and the means to transport them, remember that refuse tips are starting to open now – please don’t dump your items
  • Local authorities offer a collection service for bulky items which either costs a small amount or is free depending on your circumstances – get in touch with them to find out more
  • Think of your neighbours – if they’re self-isolating they might struggle to get their refuse to the bin, maybe you can help by safely taking their rubbish to the bin?

Please help us to help you keep the areas you live in clean and tidy.

Looking for some more storage space?

If you’re surrounded by boxes filled during the ‘great coronavirus spring clean’ many of us have been tackling over recent weeks then you might be looking for some extra storage. And the good news is that we might have the perfect solution.

With garages all over Bedfordshire empty and ready to let we can offer a home to all of the things you might be keeping just in case. And with rental prices starting at just £6.50 a week for bpha residents it might prove a budget friendly option.

To find out more about letting a bpha garage either call us on 0330 100 0272 or visit www.bpha.org.uk/find-a-home/-rent-a-garage.