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Find a recycling point

This map shows the recycling points in Cambridge. Full information about what can be recycled at each point is listed below the map.

If you often run out of space in your recycling bin at home, you can order an extra blue bin for free. We also accept some additional recycling left out with your bin.

The recycling points on Osprey Drive and St Catherine’s Road are temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

  • Blue markers: Recycling points

There are also household recycling centres (‘tips’) at Milton and Thriplow.

Recycling points information

Adam and Eve Street

  • Cardboard – break down and flatten boxes. Do not leave next to the bins – this is flytipping
  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and
  • Plastic bags ( empty) wrapping and film. No black bags.

Arbury Court

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Byron Square

  • Cardboard – break down and flatten boxes. Do not leave next to the bins – this is flytipping
  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Textiles and shoes
  • Plastic bags (empty) wrapping and film. No black bags.

Campkin Road

  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic bags (empty) wrapping and film. No black bags.

Cherry Hinton Hall

  • Textiles and shoes

Chesterton Road

  • Cardboard – break down and flatten boxes. Do not leave next to the bins – this is flytipping
  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic bags (empty) wrapping and film. No black bags

Church Street: Chesterton recreation ground

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Coldham's Lane: Beehive centre

  • Textiles and shoes

Fawcett Road

  • Cardboard – break down and flatten boxes. Do not leave next to the bins – this is flytipping
  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic bags (empty), wrapping and film. No black bags
  • Small electrical items (anything with a plug or battery, up to 29cm along its largest side)

George IV Street

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Glebe Farm Drive

  • Cardboard – break down and flatten boxes. Do not leave next to the bins – this is flytipping
  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic bags (empty), wrapping and film. No black bags
  • Small electrical items (anything with a plug or battery, up to 29cm along its largest dimension)

Gwydir Street

  • Textiles and shoes

Hauxton Road: Waitrose

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Cardboard
  • Textiles and shoes

Hawkey Road

  • Cardboard – break down and flatten boxes. Do not leave next to the bins – this is flytipping
  • Food and drink cans, aerosols and clean foil
  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopes
  • Paper-based cartons
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic bags (empty), wrapping and film. No black bags
  • Small electrical items (anything with a plug or battery, up to 29cm along its largest dimension)

Hills Road Sports Centre

  • Textiles and shoes

Histon Road: Bermuda Terrace

  • Textiles and shoes

Howard Road: Barnwell Baptist Church

  • Textiles and shoes

Kilmaine Close: Outside Daily Bread

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Kingsway

  • Textiles

Lammas Land

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Newmarket Road: Tesco

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Osprey Drive

This recycling point is closed until further notice, due to technical problems with the underground banks. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

  • Small electrical items (anything with a plug or battery, up to 29cm along its largest side)
  • Textiles and shoes

Pool Way: Abbey pool complex

  • Batteries and lightbulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

St Catherine’s Road: Meadows Community Centre

This recycling point is temporarily closed, due to building work. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

  • Textiles and shoes

Wulfstan Way

  • Textiles and shoes