Rubbish collection

Coronavirus

A reminder from the government if you have Covid (or symptoms), all personal waste, including used tissues, face coverings, personal protective equipment (PPE), used rapid lateral flow tests, disposable cleaning cloths and kitchen paper should be:

  • Placed in a plastic bag and tied tied when full, then placed in another plastic rubbish sack and tied.
  • Stored securely, separate from other waste and communal areas, for three days.
  • After three days, placed in your black bin.

Bin dates – FEBRUARY and March 2022

As has become the norm, SCDC only collects the green bins once a month from mid-December to February.

FEBRUARY 2022

  • Wednesday, 2nd February – black bin.
  • Wednesday, 9th February – blue and green bins.
  • Wednesday, 16th February – black bin.
  • Wednesday, 23rd February – blue bin only.

MARCH 2022

  • Wednesday, 2nd March – black bin.
  • Wednesday, 9th March – blue and green bins.
  • Wednesday, 16th March – black bin.
  • Wednesday, 23rd March – blue and green bins.
  • Wednesday, 30th March – black bin.

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.


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 26th January 2022.