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Street care and cleaning

The street care and cleaning service is designed to meet the standards in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Region's Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse.

For all street care and cleaning services we operate a zonal system.

Each of the 5 zones have a dedicated street care team (2 operatives/vans), and mechanical sweeping vehicles work within each zone in turn over a 10-week cycle.

A map of South Cambridgeshire and the street cleaning zones

The street care teams carry out:

  • Litter picking of streets, roads and lay-bys 
  • Emptying of litter and dog waste bins
  • Removal of fly-tips and dead animals from public land

The mechanical sweepers carry out:

  • General road sweeping
  • Deep cleaning of traffic islands, roundabouts and junctions

Mechanical sweeping

Each zone is visited on a 10-weekly cycle. The sweepers spend 2 weeks in each zone, working on priority areas.

If you think that your village needs attention, check when the sweepers will be in your zone and then contact us on and we’ll make it a priority.

We will update the table below throughout the year to display the most recent dates.
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Sweepers in this zone

Further dates in this zone


29 January 2024 to 11 February 2024

8 April 2024 to 19 April 2024


12 February 2024 to 25 February 2024 

22 April 2024 to 3 May 2024 


26 February 2024 to 10 March 2024

6 May 2024 to 17 May 2024


11 March 2024 to 24 March 2024

20 May 2024 to 31 May 2024


25 March 2024 to 7 April 2024

3 June 2024 to 14 June 2024

Litter picking

Areas falling below a set standard of cleanliness will be cleaned within the time period specified in the Code of Practice.

Litter and dog waste bins

Bins will be emptied according to the street care team schedule for each zone.

Please contact us if you would like to report an overflowing bin, or request a new litter or dog waste bin on 01954 713 000 or email

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Parish / Area Scheduled litter / dog bin day
Chesterton Fen Friday
Cottenham Thursday
Fen Drayton Thursday
Girton  Thursday
Histon  Thursday
Horningsea Thursday
Impington  Thursday
Landbeach  Monday
Longstanton Friday
Milton  Monday
Oakington / Westwick  Tuesday
Orchard Park Friday
Over Friday
Rampton Tuesday
Swavesey Tuesday
Waterbeach N/A
Willingham Tuesday
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Parish Scheduled litter / dog bin day
Babraham  Tuesday
Balsham  Wednesday
Bartlow  Friday
Carlton  Monday
Castle Camps  Friday
Fen Ditton  Thursday
Fulbourn  Thursday
Great Wilbraham  Monday
Hildersham  Wednesday
Horseheath  Friday
Linton  Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Little Abington  Friday
Little Wilbraham  Monday
Shudy Camps  Friday
Six Mile Bottom  Monday
Stow cum Quy  Tuesday
Teversham  Thursday
West Wickham  Monday
West Wratting  Monday
Weston Colville  Monday
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Parish Scheduled litter / dog bin day
Duxford Monday / Thursday
Fowlmere  Thursday
Foxton  Monday
Great Abington  Friday
Great Shelford  Tuesday
Harston  Monday / Thursday
Hauxton  Monday
Heydon Thursday
Hinxton Tuesday / Friday
Ickleton Friday
Little and Great Chishill Thursday
Little Shelford Tuesday / Thursday
Melbourn Wednesday
Newton Thursday
Pampisford Friday
Sawston Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Stapleford Tuesday / Friday
Thriplow Thursday
Whittlesford Monday / Thursday
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Parish Scheduled litter / dog bin day
Abington Pigotts Wednesday
Arrington Tuesday
Barrington Friday
Bassingbourn Wednesday
Croydon Tuesday
Gamlingay  Tuesday
Grantchester Monday / Thursday
Guilden Morden  Wednesday
Harlton Friday
Haslingfield Friday
Hatley Tuesday
Litlington Wednesday
Longstowe Tuesday
Little Gransden  Tuesday
Meldreth Wednesday
Orwell  Friday
Shepreth  Wednesday
Shingay-cum-Wendy  Wednesday
Steeple Morden Wednesday
Tadlow Tuesday
Wimpole Friday
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Parish Scheduled litter / dog bin day
Bar Hill Friday
Barton  Thursday
Bourn  Monday
Boxworth Wednesday
Caldecote Monday
Cambourne Monday
Caxton Monday
Childerley  Monday
Comberton  Thursday
Conington  Wednesday
Coton  Wednesday
Croxton Thursday
Dry Drayton  Wednesday
Elsworth  Wednesday
Eltisley  Thursday
Graveley  Thursday
Great Eversden  Friday
Hardwick  Monday / Thursday
Kingston  Friday
Knapwell Wednesday
Lolworth  Wednesday
Little Eversden  Friday
Madingley  Wednesday
Papworth Everard  Thursday
Papworth St.Agnes Thursday
Toft Monday

Leaf clearance

Additional clearances will be made for heavily leafed 'hot spots' during the autumn.

Dead animals

We will aim to remove dead animals from the roadside within a maximum of 3 days of a report. Please report this using our envirocrime form and select the Street Cleaning category.

Enquiries/Service Requests

All enquiries for service requests should be reported as soon as possible using the contact details below. 


If you would like to make a complaint, please use our online form.

Contact Details