Alternative Collection Service

Alternative Collection Service for properties unsuitable for wheeled bins.

An alternative bag based recycling service is provided only where properties are considered by the East Cambs Street Scene Team to be unsuitable for wheeled bin services.

Recycling collections are made using clear plastic sacks. The same materials can be included as for the blue wheeled bin service, but please do not include broken glass because of the risk of injury to collection crews. The equivalent of 2 sacks per collection are issued annually, but additional will be provide on request if these run out.

Food & Garden Waste collections are made using brown paper sacks (as previous service). Up to 4 sacks will be replaced per collection.

Collections are carried out at the same time as wheeled bin collections, and the same requirements regarding collection points & times apply.

Refuse collections are the same as for properties with wheeled bin recycling services, collections being in black sacks.

Side waste - materials will only be collected by any service if they are contained in the correct sack. The equivalent of 1 refuse sack per week is provided annually. Additional black sacks will be collected, but must be provided by the householder.