Rubbish collection


A timely reminder from the government to put used face masks and other PPE (e.g. gloves), tissues and kitchen paper into your black bin during the pandemic.

Thanks for your thanks sign on an SCDC bin lorry – with the council's very hard-working bin crews managing to empty more bins than planned, green bin collections are returning to a fortnightly routine.

‘Thanks for your thanks’ on an SCDC bin lorry.

Our normal bin day is Wednesday – Thursday in a Bank Holiday week and on Thursday, Friday or Saturday over Christmas.

We have three bins – blue for ‘dry’ recyclable things like paper and plastics; green for garden and food waste and black for anything else.

South Cambs District Council’s website details what goes in which bin.

Blue and green bins are collected one week, black the next.  In Hatley, our bins are normally emptied before 9.30 am.

As has become the norm, SCDC only collects the green bins once a month during January and February.

And if you lose track of whether it’s a blue / green or black week (even though we try to keep this website up to date), you can find out via the ‘which day‘ page on SCDC’s website.

Page created 26th July 2018; updated 3rd March 2021.