Christmas and new year bin collections and opening times

Bin collections

All bin collections between Monday 25 December and Friday 12 January will be made later than normal.

Collections return to normal on Monday 15 January.

Rubbish and recycling collection changes
Date of usual collectionRevised collection date
Monday 25 December Wednesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December
Wednesday 27 December Friday 29 December
Thursday 28 December Saturday 30 December
Friday 29 December Tuesday 2 January
Monday 1 January Wednesday 3 January
Tuesday 2 January Thursday 4 January
Wednesday 3 January Friday 5 January
Thursday 4 January Saturday 6 January
Friday 5 January Monday 8 January
Monday 8 January Tuesday 9 January
Tuesday 9 January Wednesday 10 January
Wednesday 10 January Thursday 11 January
Thursday 11 January Friday 12 January
Friday 12 January Saturday 13 January

Please make use of the recycling points across the city for any extra recycling.

Real Christmas trees can be collected from your home for a donation to the Arthur Rank Hospice charity, taken to Cherry Hinton Hall car park after Christmas up until Sunday 21 January, or cut up and put in your green bin with the lid fully closed. Please remove all decorations.

Opening times

Customer Service Centre

  • Mandela House, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1BY
  • 01223 457000
  • 22 December: 9am to 5.15pm
  • 23 December: Closed
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 9am to 5.15pm
  • 28 December: 9am to 5.15pm
  • 29 December: 9am to 5.15pm
  • 30 December: Closed
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

Our 24-hour information and reporting line for benefits, council tax, waste and streets, environmental services and planning will be open throughout the festive period. Service requests will be processed the next working day.

The Guildhall

  • Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ
  • 01223 457000
  • 22 December: 9am to 4.30pm
  • 23 December: Closed
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 28 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 29 December: 9am to 4.30pm
  • 30 December: Closed
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

City Homes office

  • 171 Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2YG
  • 01223 457000
  • 22 December: 9am to 4.30pm
  • 23 December: Closed
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 28 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 29 December: 9am to 4.30pm
  • 30 December: Closed
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

Mill Road depot

  • Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ
  • 01223 457000
  • 22 December: 9am to 4.30pm
  • 23 December: Closed
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 28 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 29 December: 9am to 4.30pm
  • 30 December: Closed
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

Visitor information centre

  • The Guildhall, Cambridge CB2 3QJ
  • 01223 791500
  • 22 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 23 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 28 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 29 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 30 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

Shopmobility Grafton Centre

  • Grafton East car park, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PS
  • 01223 461858
  • 22 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 23 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 24 December: 11am to 4pm
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: 11am to 4pm
  • 27 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 28 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 29 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 30 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 31 December: 11am to 4pm
  • 1 January: 11am to 4pm

Shopmobility Grand Arcade

  • Grand Arcade car park, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF
  • 01223 457452
  • 22 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 23 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 28 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 29 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 30 December: 10am to 5pm
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

Cemeteries and crematorium administration office

  • Crematorium office: Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0JJ
  • 01223 458000
  • 22 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 23 December: Closed
  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 28 December: 9am to 5pm
  • 29 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 30 December: Closed
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed

The Book of Remembrance and Columbaria Rooms will be open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Newmarket Road Cemetery, Huntingdon Road Cemetery and the Gardens of Remembrance at the crematorium will be open daily .

Market

  • Market Square, Cambridge
  • 01223 457466
  • 22 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 23 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 24 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 28 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 29 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 30 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 31 December: 10am to 4pm
  • 1 January: Closed

Milton recycling centre

  • Butt Lane, Milton CB24 6DQ
  • 01223 860674
  • 24 December: 9am to 1pm
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 28 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 29 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 30 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 31 December: 9am to 4pm
  • 1 January: Closed

Entrance gates shut 10 minutes before closing time. The site will close at dusk if earlier than these times.

Emergency noise

  • 0300 303 8389

This service will be available each night from 7pm to 7am and also from 9am to 5pm on each Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday.

Homeless people out of hours emergency housing

  • 0844 335 3944

Out of hours emergency, and emergency housing repairs

  • 0300 303 8389