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Cambridge City Council

Easter bin collections

News release from 26 March 2021

Residents of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire are being reminded that bin collections will be later than usual over the Easter period and after the Early May Bank Holiday.

Another reminder to residents is to keep up good recycling habits, especially when it comes to the packaging that comes with Easter eggs - the aluminium foil, plastic containers and cardboard can all be recycled in their blue bin. Making sure to scrunch up the foil and flatten the cardboard makes sorting at the recycling plant easier and more effective.

All collections scheduled from Good Friday 2 April to Friday 16 April and from Monday 3 May to Friday 7 May will take place on a later date than usual. As always, residents can check collection days online.

Easter bank holiday changes

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Good Friday 2 April Tuesday 6 April
Easter Monday 5 April Wednesday 7 April
Tuesday 6 April Thursday 8 April
Wednesday 7 April Friday 9 April
Thursday 8 April Saturday 10 April
Friday 9 April Monday 12 April
Monday 12 April Tuesday 13 April
Tuesday 13 April Wednesday 14 April
Wednesday 14 April Thursday 15 April
Thursday 15 April Friday 16 April
Friday 16 April Saturday 17 April

Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April

Collections as normal. 

Early May bank holiday changes

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Monday 3 May Tuesday 4 May
Tuesday 4 May Wednesday 5 May
Wednesday 5 May Thursday 6 May
Thursday 6 May Friday 7 May
Friday 7 May Saturday 8 May

Cllr Rosy Moore, Cambridge City Council's Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and City Centre, said: “Easter can be a time when a lot of excess packaging is produced, so it’s even more important to make sure it goes in the correct bin. Alternatively, consider reducing your packaging consumption this Easter by buying eggs wrapped only in foil. If you are planning on having a clear out in Spring, try and reuse or pass on as much as possible. If you can’t do this, and if your waste can’t be stored safely at home, then please use the household recycling centres at Milton or Thriplow.”

Cllr Brian Milnes, South Cambridgeshire District Council's Lead Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Licensing, said: “Thank you to all our residents for continuing to recycle right throughout the pandemic, and to our bin collection staff for maintaining the collection service. If you are spending time outside over the Easter weekend, make sure to use the litter bins provided to help keep the streets clean. I also urge residents to check their bin collection dates over the next few weeks as a result of the upcoming bank holidays.”