Bin collections one day late next week

25 August 2016

Residents in Cambridge and the surrounding South Cambridgeshire villages are being reminded that bin collections will be later than usual next week following the bank holiday weekend.


Collections by the shared South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council waste teams week beginning Monday 29 August are scheduled to take place one day later than usual, with Friday 2 September collections being moved to Saturday 3 September. Collections return to the regular pattern on Monday 5 September.


Cllr Peter Roberts, Cambridge City Council’s Executive Councillor for Environment and Waste said: “With good weather forecast for the weekend many of us will no doubt be enjoying get togethers with family and friends. We would like to urge everyone to recycle all they can, using the blue bin for dry recyclables such as cartons, bottles, cans, tins, jars, foil and plastic packaging, and the green bin for food and garden waste.


“If you are served by Cambridge City Council, please remember you can request an additional blue bin if you find you routinely fill yours and need another.”


Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for waste and recycling, said: “Whether you're socialising, gardening or spring cleaning this bank holiday weekend, please remember to recycle. Garden and food waste can go in your green bin for composting and dry recyclables can go in your blue bin.


“If you’re served by South Cambridgeshire District Council, we'll always take extra blue bin recycling if you leave it out next to your bin in a cardboard box or returnable container."


More information about bin collections in South Cambridgeshire can be found at and bin collections in the City at


Information about recycling points and the larger household recycling centres can be found by visiting or