For safety reasons please ensure aerosol cans are completely empty.
Aerosol cans which still contain chemicals should be disposed of at Household Recycling Centres near Milton and Thriplow. More information can be found on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website.
Empty aluminium tubes can be recycled in your blue bin. You can also buy a small metal device to help you squeeze every bit of the contents out!
If in good condition, donate to a charity shop or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.
Household Recycling Centres are near Milton and Thriplow. More information can be found on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website. We also collect bulky goods for a fee. You can find out the costs and book a collection on our website.
Asbestos can be a dangerous material which, while being removed and disposed of, must be handled carefully and competently. A specialist licensed contractor should be used to ensure it is removed and disposed of in a controlled and safe manner.
Visit the Health and Safety Executive website for the latest advice on asbestos.
Cambridgeshire County Council offers residents a disposal service for small quantities of cement-bonded asbestos that will fit into a bag 2.59m (8′6″) × 1.37m (4′6″) in size within a 12-month period.
Allow to completely cool and then put in your black bin.
Coal ash is not suitable for composting or use on your garden.
Wood ash can be used on your garden by adding directly to the soil around alkaline-loving plants e.g. clematis.
If adding large quantities to your green bin with little other material please put ash in a paper bag first, otherwise it can blow into eyes when emptying the bin.
If in good condition, sell or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.
Consider using rechargeable batteries. Modern rechargeables hold their charge a lot longer than in the past, and can be charged more quickly.
All types of portable household battery (e.g. Li-ion, AA, C, D, button, laptop) can be put in a small plastic bag and attached to the handle of your blue bin for kerbside collection.
There are also collection points in all major retailers that sell batteries e.g. supermarkets and electricals shops.
If in good condition, donate to a charity shop (check what they accept first) or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.
Blankets can be put in textile and clothing banks in various locations around the district e.g. supermarket car parks. Please note that duvets and pillows should NOT be put in these banks.
Duvets and pillows not suitable for reuse can be put in your black bin.
Household Recycling Centres are near Milton and Thriplow. More information can be found on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website.
Duvets and pillows will not be recycled, but blankets can be recycled with textiles.
If you are buying a new mattress, some companies will take away your old one when they deliver the new one.
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