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Bins and recycling

Find out when your bin will be emptied, what to put in each bin or where to recycle items. Request a new bin or report a missed collection and much more.

Recycle or dispose of large items such as fridges or arrange for us to collect (fee applies)
What you can and cannot put in the blue, green and black bins
How bin collections work, get help with putting your bins out, and tell us if your bin was missed out
Dispose of large household items (sites are managed by Cambridgeshire County Council)
How to order, bin sizes and fees (where applicable)
Get your free kitchen caddy for collecting food waste in your kitchen
Keep your bins free from flies, maggots and smells in warm weather and prevent them from freezing in cold weather
Working in partnership with Love Food Hate Waste and using washable nappies
Find out what happens when your bins are emptied
Check how to order your bins and when they will be emptied
Information for landlords about rubbish and recycling collections at rental properties, including houses and flats.
Household and business waste must be managed and disposed of correctly
What composting is and how you can do it at home
Help us tackle the problems caused by bins being left on streets
Agreed policies and standards for the council's waste collection services
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