There are many ways that you can recycle your waste in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, from the bins that are collected from your home, to the Recycling Centres and Recycling Banks that are located across the region. To find out what happens to your recycling visit What happens to your waste.
Please check your district council's website for information on bin collections in your area. If you are not sure what is your district council, you can use the council finder.
There are ten Recycling Centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough where you can take waste that can’t be disposed of in your bins at home such as bulky items, textiles and electrical items.
You can find Recycling Banks located in villages, towns and cities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, meaning you can recycle your waste closer to home. These include collections for items such as textiles, electrical items, books and shoes.
Follow the links below to find recycling banks in your local area:
Textiles - Wear, Repair, Donate or Swap
Recycling on the go
Some towns and cities have separate recycling bins in the street so that you can recycle on the go as well as at home. When out and about check before throwing things away to make sure you’re recycling as much as you can.
You can also put it in your recycling bin when you get home.
Making your own compost
By composting your kitchen scraps and garden waste at home you can transform your household waste into nutrient rich compost, which will help to improve the quality of your soil for free! Home composting is easy to set up, can save you money and reduce your impact on the environment.
For information on how to get started visit the Recycle Now composting website.
You can buy compost bins at a number of outlets such as your local garden centre, from the Get Composting Website or you could even try making your own from re-used materials.
A lot of things, such as clothes and old furniture can be re-used, which gives them a new lease of life and is even better than recycling. See the Reduce and Re-use information.