What goes in each bin?

1. What goes in the Recycling Bin? 

There have been some changes to what items you can put in your yellow top recycling bin. Find out more here(PDF, 158KB) .

To help you with the changes download the Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 175KB) .

 Request a Recycling Bin  

2. What goes in the Green bin?

The green-lidded green waste bin is where you dispose of:

  • Grass clipping and weeds
  • Leaves and twigs
  • All garden prunings
  • Small branches and raw timber off-cuts (max length 30cm)

Having a green waste bin is optional and this service is provided at a annual cost.

The green bin is a convenient way to divert organic material from the general waste stream, with the contents of the bin converted to mulch or compost.

Request a Green Waste Bin

3. What goes in the General bin?

The red-lidded general waste bin is where you dispose of:

  • Food scraps
  • Nappies
  • Textiles
  • Bric-a-brac

We encourage you to use the general waste bin as 'the bin of last resort' and only use it for items that can't be recycled.

As a standard all households in the Town are provided with a 120 litre general waste bin.  For an additional annual charge a 240 litre bin can be provided.

If you are thinking of increasing the size of your general waste bin please call our Waste Management team on 9347 6000.

4. Get Sorted!

Important information: Get Sorted Mobile Application update

The Suez mobile application Get Sorted has been in service since 2014 to deliver pick-up collection dates, waste guide and council contact details.

Due to technical reasons and external circumstances, Suez has advised Get Sorted will be shut down on 27 July 2019.

A new version will be released in 2020.

If you have any questions, please email getsorted.anz@suez.com

With Get Sorted, you get:

  • personalised bin collection calendar
  • optional bin day reminders
  • quick guide to recycling
  • a comprehensive list of materials and how to dispose of them
  • information about the Town's waste and recycling services

Get Sorted and help us make Cambridge a cleaner, greener Town!

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