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
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
The red-lidded general waste bin is where you dispose of:
- Food scraps
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.
Lose track of your bin day? Not sure what to put in your recycling bin?
Make forgetting your bin day a thing of the past with our Get Sorted app, available for free download from the App Store or Google Play.
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!