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.

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.

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.

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 sign on an SCDC bin lorry.

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.

From mid-December until the end of 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 10th December 2021.