Every household in the city is entitled to one green bin for food and garden waste, which we collect fortnightly from March to November and monthly from December to February.
You can pay to have up to a further three green bins, which we'll empty along with your first green bin. The fees for extra green bins are:
- £35 a year for each additional standard sized (240 litre) green bin
- £30 a year for each additional small (140 litre) green bin
The yearly charge is from October to end of September for each extra bin you have.
You can request extra green bins to be emptied (or order new bins) at any time during the year but we will charge for the full year. There are no discounts or concessions.
You will receive a reminder the following September asking if you wish to remain in the scheme and pay for the next year.
- If ordering additional green bins, delivery may take up to 4 weeks.
If you already have an extra green bin(s), you need to pay for it/them to be emptied.
If you would like to order an extra green bin(s) to be delivered to you, you will need to pay for it/them to be emptied.
Once you have paid for your bin(s) you will receive a sticker to display on the bin. It's important you stick this on the back of your bin so the collection crew can see it has been paid for and know to empty it.
Bins remain the property of Cambridge City Council.
Additional green bin Terms and Conditions [PDF, 124KB]
You can also visit us at our customer service centre or phone us to order an extra green bin.