Christmas often means we all have more waste to dispose of, and we are fortunate to be able to recycle the majority of the waste that is produced during this time. Your wrapping paper, sweet tins, plastic packaging from new toys and any leftovers from your dinner can all be recycled in the blue and green bins. Visit the What Goes in Which Bin page for more information.

Collections will continue throughout the festive period but please be aware that your collection day will change for a few weeks. 

View the Waste Collection Calendar for Your Property

Revised collection dates for the Christmas period are shown below:             

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Usual Day of Collection Revised Day of Collection
Monday 25 December Saturday 23 December
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December
Friday 29 December Saturday 30 December
Monday 1 January Tuesday 2 January
Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 3 January
Wednesday 3 January Thursday 4 January
Thursday 4 January Friday 5 January
Friday 5 January Saturday 6 January

Real Christmas trees can be put out next to your green bin for composting in January. If the tree is taller than your bin, please chop it down to the size of your bin.

The household recycling centres accept a range of materials for recycling and are only closed from 1pm Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Find out more on Cambridgeshire County Council's website.