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.

  • Blue markers: Recycling points
  • Red markers: Household waste recycling centres

Recycling points information

Abbey Road

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags 

 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

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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.

Arbury Court

Update March 2016. The bin for books, tapes and discs is no longer on site. Please donate these using the banks at The Ship Pub, Northfield Avenue or Daily Bread, Kilmaine close.

Batteries and light bulbsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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

Byron Square

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysShoesTextilesRecycle plastic bags

  • 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

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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.

Castle Park

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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 bulbsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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

Cherry Hinton High Street

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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 bulbsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

  • 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

Update Feb 2016: A new operational clothing bank has now been provided at this site and so clothes and textiles can now be recycled here again.

Books, tapes and discsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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

Coldham's Lane: Sainsbury's

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextiles 

  • 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
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Textiles

Colville Road

Update March 2016. The bin for books, tapes and discs is no longer on site. Please donate these to the local charity shops on Cherry Hinton Highstreet instead.

Batteries and light bulbsShoesTextiles

  • Batteries and lightbulbs
  • Shoes
  • Textiles

George IV Street

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsTextiles

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

Glebe Farm Drive - not operational until further notice

Books, tapes and discsSmall electrical appliancesTextiles

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Small electrical appliances (bank not operational as yet)
  • Textiles

Gwydir Street

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysShoesRecycle plastic bags

  • 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

Hauxton Road: Waitrose

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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

Hills Road Sports Centre

Textiles

  • Textiles

Histon Road: entrance to Bermuda Terrace flats

Textiles

  • Textiles

Howard Road: Barnwell Baptist Church

Books, tapes and discsTextiles

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles

Kilmaine Close: Outside Daily Bread

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsShoesTextiles

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

Kingsway Flats

Books, tapes and discsTextiles

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles

Lammas Land

Update March 2016: The textile bank has been temporarily removed from this site. A replacement will be in place in the next few weeks. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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

Newmarket Road: McDonald's

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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

Newmarket Road: Tesco

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsCardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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

Northfield Avenue: At The Ship public house

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsTextiles

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

Park Street

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

At the car 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 bottles, tubs, pots and trays
  • Plastic bags (empty) wrapping and film. No black bags

Pool Way: At the Abbey pool complex

Batteries and light bulbsBooks, tapes and discsShoesTextiles

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

Robinson Way: At Addenbrooke’s Hospital

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysRecycle plastic bags

  • 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

St Catherine's Road: At the Meadows Community Centre

Books, tapes and discsTextiles

  • Books, tapes and discs
  • Textiles

Stretten Avenue

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysShoesRecycle plastic bagsTextiles

  • 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

CardboardFood and drink cans, aerosols and clean foilMixed glass bottles and jarsNewspapers, magazines, white paper and white envelopesPaper-based cartonsPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and traysTextilesRecycle plastic bags

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