Your coloured bins are used as follows:
We include a cut-out-and-keep guide to what goes in which bin in most editions of Cambridge Matters, the magazine we deliver to all residents every three months.
Search our recycling and rubbish A to Z to find out about how to recycle, reuse or dispose of specific items.
To recycle small household batteries, for example AA, AAA, 9V, button – please put them inside a small tied plastic bag and place this loosely on top of the lid of your blue, green or black bin. On occasions when the battery container on the bin lorry is full, we cannot collect the batteries. If this is the case, please wait until the following week.
Put these in your blue bin:
Do not put these in your blue bin:
Put these in your black bin:
Do not put these in your black bin:
Put these in your green bin:
Do not put these in your green bin:
We cannot collect extra garden waste.
You can home compost, visit a Household Recycling Centre or apply for an additional green bin if you have extra garden waste.
You can use a kitchen caddy with a paper liner for your kitchen food waste, and empty it into your green bin when full.