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.
Collection day for Hatley St George and East Hatley is Wednesday – or 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.
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.
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 14th June 2020.