Bulk verge collections

Bulk Verge Collection

The Town conducts two residential property bulk verge collections each year (generally in Spring and Autumn).  Bulk verge collections are not applicable to commercial properties.

Two weeks before collection date a brochure will be left in your letterbox listing what will and will not be collected, and how to stack the items for collection on the verge.

2019 bulk verge collections

Bulk waste may be placed on your verge nine days before the collection.

Bulk verge collection map 2018


Current collection dates:


Place your waste on verge from

17 August 24 August   31 August 7 September 14 September 21 September 28 September

Waste is collected from

26 August

2 September

9 September

16 September 

23 September

30 September

7 October 

Items that will be collected

  • Old furniture
  • Stoves (doors removed)
  • Refrigerators (doors removed) and other white goods
  • General junk
  • Car batteries (separated from other items, one per household)
  • Garden waste (separated from other waste)
  • Oil (up to 5L per household)

Items that will not be collected

  • Tyres
  • Motor vehicle parts or whole cars
  • Large tree trunks or stumps
  • Branches over 1.5 metres in length
  • Flammable liquids
  • Gas bottles 
  • Paint and chemicals
  • Asbestos and cement products
  • Bricks, concrete, sand and rubble
  • Building materials, timber and tiles
  • Perishable goods and household waste
  • Glass, mirrors and outdoor glass tables

These items can be disposed or at your local tip and recycling centre

Want to get rid of unwanted items quickly?

If you need to get rid of household items quickly, consider donating furniture, appliances, clothing or tools to charity.

Good Sammys collect undamaged household items, furniture and clothing. Call 1300 855 130 to find out about this free service. 

Household items can also be disposed of at your local tip and recycling centre

Dispose of specified items via one of the Town's Recycling Programs

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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