Living in a student house
All houses in Cambridge should have:
- A blue bin (or a recycling box) for recycling mixed cans, paper, glass, plastic packaging, cartons and cardboard
- A green bin (or brown paper sacks) for compostable garden and food waste
- A black bin (or white plastic sacks) for general rubbish
Your blue and green bin are emptied one week, and your black bin is emptied the following week. Check when your bin will be emptied.
You can download a poster [PDF, 3.5MB] showing what can go in each bin. You can also download various recycling leaflets and posters in other languages and check where to recycle other items like clothing in the what goes in which bin section.
It helps to set up a separate bin for your blue bin recycling in your kitchen, next to the general rubbish bin. You can download a label to put on your kitchen recycling bin [PDF, 1.5MB].