What goes in which bin?

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Aerosols

Aerosol cans

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Blue Bin

For safety reasons please ensure aerosol cans are completely empty.

Tinfoil or foil trays

Aluminium foil / tinfoil trays

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Blue Bin

Materials from your blue bin are sorted and turned into new products. Please put things in the bin loose and not in bags. This helps us process it. You can find out more about processing by visiting RECAP’s website. You can find out your bin collection days on our bin collection day page.

Aluminium tube

Aluminium tube e.g. tomato puree

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Blue Bin

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!

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Armchair

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Re-Use

If in good condition, donate to a charity shop or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

Asbestos

Asbestos

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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.

Coal ash

Ash (coal)

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Black Bin

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

Ash (wood)

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Re-Use

Wood ash can be used on your garden by adding directly to the soil around alkaline-loving plants e.g. clematis.

Bathroom suites

Bathroom ceramics

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Re-Use

If in good condition, sell or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

Household batteries

Batteries

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Re-Use

Consider using rechargeable batteries. Modern rechargeables hold their charge a lot longer than in the past, and can be charged more quickly.

Bedding and duvet covers

Bedding / bed linen / sheets / duvet covers

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Re-Use

If in good condition, donate to a charity shop (check what they accept first) or pass on via networks such as Freegle or Gumtree.

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