Paying for your extra green bin

Every household in South Cambridgeshire 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:

  • £20 from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 for each additional bin
  • £35 from 1 October 2019 for each additional bin

You may subscribe and pay for permits at any time but we will charge the full amount. There are no discounts or concessions.

You will receive a reminder in September asking if you wish to remain in the scheme and pay for the next year. If you renew in September, the charge for a full year is £35 per additional bin.


If you order a new additional green bin you will automatically receive a permit in the post. Permits can take up to 14 working days to arrive, so you may receive your bin first. Additional bins which do not have a permit displayed will not be emptied

I need to order an extra green bin

I need a permit for my existing additional green bin

Once you have paid for your bin(s) permit(s) you will receive a bin sticker within 14 days. 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 South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Please read our terms and conditions for an additional green bin

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