Household Recycling Centres in Cambridgeshire

A useful guide to what you can recycle at your nearest recycling centre

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The following household waste types can be recycled at any of the centres, unless otherwise mentioned. Black bag waste is accepted but must be separated. These must be from your own household. Site managers are available at all centres to help.

Waste is accepted at the site manager's discretion

  • Aerosols
  • Batteries (car/household - all sizes and types including those in mobile phones and power tools)
  • Bicycles and bicycle tyres
  • Bulky items
  • Cambridgeshire Community Reuse & Recycling Network - CCORRN repaint
  • Cardboard
  • Car parts including batteries but excluding vehicle tyres.  See Giveacar on ways to scrap and sell your car for charity or dispose your car free of charge
  • Carpet - old carpets can only be recycled if you are fitting new carpets yourself
  • Chemicals - please contact you local recycling centre to find out what chemicals are accepted
  • Christmas cards
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Computers (ensure that any data is removed from the hard drive)
  • Computer games
  • Cooking oil - used to generate green electricity
  • Electrical items small and large, including TVs, computers and white goods (even if not working)
  • Engine oil and filters
  • Fire extinguishers (household only)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Furniture (such as sofas, chairs, bookcases etc)
  • Garden waste (not Japanese knotweed)
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Hardcore (concrete/rubble) - subject to construction and demolition policy
  • Hard plastics including garden furniture, storage boxes, tubs, pallets, buckets, rigid plant pots, dustbins, 5-205 litre drums and water butts. Seedling trays and small pots (5 inch or less) are not recyclable so please place in the residual bin
  • Kitchen knives (ensure sharp parts are protected and cannot cause injury)
  • Light bulbs (including energy saving bulbs)
  • Loft insulation - old insulation is only accepted if you are re-insulating the loft yourself. Please ensure material is wrapped up securely
  • Mercury thermometer- please hand this to a member of the site staff who will then ensure it is placed in the hazardous waste storage box 
  • Metal (tins/cans/foil/scrap metal)
  • Mobile phones
  • Pallets (non-returnable only)
  • Paint - Paint received at Witchford, March, Milton, St Neots, Thriplow and Wisbech is collected for use by local charities, community groups, housing associations and individuals in social need
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard - it should be free from asbestos, foam, metal, plaster, polystyrene, rubble, tiles and wood
  • Plastic bottles are only accepted at Bluntisham, Witchford, Milton, St Neots and Thriplow centres
  • Plate glass (classed as rubble) can be taken to your nearest household Waste Recycling Centre and is put in the Hardcore container
  • Printer cartridges
  • Shoes
  • Soil and spent compost (not turf)
  • Timber
  • Wrapping paper - only pure wrapping paper can be recycled. Wrapping paper that includes foil and plastic is not accepted and should be put in your general waste bin

What cannot be recycled

  • Animal waste produced from the litter trays and hutches of normal domestic pets (not including horse manure). Your district council will collect small pet bedding in your food and garden waste collections. Cat litter should go in your household rubbish. Please wrap animal waste carefully to avoid unnecessary health risk

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