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.

Banks for small electrical items are no longer available at the city recycling points. We apologise for the inconvenience, and hope to establish a replacement service in the near future. Small electrical goods can still be recycled at the Milton and Thriplow recycling centres.

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

  • 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

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

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.

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 will be removing mixed-recycling bins from this site in September, due to repeated misuse and fly-tipping. Recycling banks for textiles, batteries and light bulbs will remain. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 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

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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