Which bin to use?

Which bin?

Collection day for Hatley St George and East Hatley is Wednesdayor Thursday in weeks when there is a bank holiday.  (Christmas, Easter and extra public holidays for coronations, royal weddings and royal births etc can also upset the normal schedule.)

Bin emptying is rotated fortnightly – blue and green bins one week and black bins the next, as indicated on this site’s home page in the red-stripe running header and near the bottom of the page.

NB  From 23rd March to 6th May 2020 (and possibly longer) no green bins will be collected because of the coronavirus outbreak – see this news item.

South Cambridgeshire District Council, which is responsible for collecting our rubbish, asks for your bin(s) to be outside your property by 7.00 am on collection day, with the handles facing the road to help the bin crew.

SCDC looks after some 180 collection routes with 180,000 collections a fortnight from 60,000 properties.

During December, January and February SCDC only empties green bins once a month – put any green stuff in your black bin (if you’re not aware, this will help to reduce CO2 emissions from landfill sites).

  • If you have more than one green bin, SCDC also charges to empty it – the details are on its website.

Bin collection calendars are included in the South Cambs Magazine and are available online on the Council’s website (then choose the current issue).

  • Reminders about bin collections are posted on SCDC’s Twitter page: @SouthCambs.

You can also use this link for Which bin? information.

Page checked / updated 19th March 2020.