Find a recycling point or rubbish tip

This map shows the recycling points in Cambridge and the two nearest large recycling centres (‘tips’) at Milton (Butt Lane CB24 6DQ) and Thriplow (Gravel Pit Hill SG8 7HZ).

Full information about what can be recycled at each point is listed below the map.

Recycling points information

Abbey Road

Below Elizabeth Way bridge.

  • Cardboard
  • 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.

Adam and Eve Street

  • Cardboard
  • 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
  • Cardboard
  • 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
  • Recycle plastic bags

Byron Square

  • Cardboard
  • 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
  • Shoes
  • Textiles
  • 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.

Castle Park

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

Cherry Hinton Hall

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Cardboard
  • 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

Cherry Hinton High Street

  • Cardboard
  • 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

Chesterton Road

  • Cardboard
  • 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
  • Cardboard
  • 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
  • Shoes
  • Textiles
  • Plastic bags (empty) wrapping and film. No black bags

Coldham's Lane: Beehive centre

We will be removing mixed-recycling bins from this site on 21 December, due to repeated misuse and flytipping. The recycling banks for textiles, shoes, books, tapes and discs will remain. Please use alternative recycling points or household recycling centres. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Cardboard
  • 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

Colville Road

  • Batteries and lightbulbs
  • Shoes
  • Textiles

Fawcett Road

  • Cardboard
  • 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.

George IV Street

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles and shoes

Glebe Farm Drive

  • Cardboard
  • 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

  • Cardboard
  • 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

Hauxton Road: Waitrose

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Cardboard
  • Textiles and shoes

Hawkey Road

  • Cardboard
  • 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

Howard Road: Barnwell Baptist Church

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles and shoes

Kilmaine Close: Outside Daily Bread

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Shoes
  • Textiles

Lammas Land

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Cardboard
  • 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

Newmarket Road: Tesco

We removed mixed-recycling bins from this site at the end of October, due to repeated misuse and fly-tipping. Recycling banks for textiles, shoes, batteries and light bulbs remain. Please use alternative recycling points or household recycling centres. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Textiles and shoes

Northfield Avenue: The Ship public house

  • Batteries and light bulbs
  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles and shoes

Pool Way: Abbey pool complex

  • Batteries and lightbulbs
  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Shoes
  • Textiles

St Catherine's Road: Meadows Community Centre

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles and shoes

Stretten Avenue

  • Cardboard
  • 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
  • Shoes
  • Plastic bags (empty) wrapping and film. No black bags
  • Textiles

Wulfstan Way

  • Cardboard
  • 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

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